What do You Know About the Hawthorne Cottage?

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What do You Know About the Hawthorne Cottage?

 

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South Shore Landing Inc. Photos –I was looking at houses on Charles Street today and came across this plaque on one of them. It says the Hawthorne cottage. It’s an old two-story brick house and the plaque is high up on the wall. Who can tell us about the plaque and if it’s connected to the Hawthorne Mill

 

Deb Bogaerts pm’d me on Facebook and said:

We lived  in The Hawthorne Cottage growing up, and I sure miss that house. There were two sets of stairs – front “formal” and kitchen stairs to the maids room that had the door to the full walk around in the massive attic. The kitchen and attic stairs were kind of spiral-y. Sooo much fun!

My parents built the rec room over the garage. You should be able to find the article in the Carleton Place newspaper (if on disc) about my parents building a steam house in the backyard. We got a lot of odd looks when rolling around in the snow in our bathing suits after being in there! My mom also sunk a bathtub in the garden for a water feature with goldfish – she was always ahead of her time.

My parents also built the wishing well (if it’s still there). Also, when my parents tore down the old kitchen porch to build the enclosed one there now (if it is) – my Dad pulled a rafter off the wall not realizing there was a robin nest there. One of the babies survived. My mom put it in a shoe box with a sock and kept it in the oven. We all dug for worms and she fed the baby. Grew up and flew away.

How can you not love this Carleton Place? Community social history is so important because every single generation writes its own history. Thank you Deb!! Thank you Roy Watson for pointing this out- I just can’t be everywhere..:)

 

What can you add?

Ray Paquette--Using Google Street view, I was able to identify the home. It was the home of Jim McAllister and his wife Linda, the parents of Jimmy and Krista, and was located across the street from the home of “Mick” and Ina McAllister, Jimmy’s grandparents. The suggestion that the question be directed to Jimmy might bear fruit. Another source might be Judy Lyons, Gary’s, a.k.a. “Butch”, wife who was Jim’s sister and Jimmy’s aunt.

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

 

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

5 responses »

  1. Using Google Street view, I was able to identify the home. It was the home of Jim McAllister and his wife Linda, the parents of Jimmy and Krista, and was located across the street from the home of “Mick” and Ina McAllister, Jimmy’s grandparents. The suggestion that the question be directed to Jimmy might bear fruit. Another source might be Judy Lyons, Gary’s, a.k.a. “Butch”, wife who was Jim’s sister and Jimmy’s aunt.

    Ray

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  2. This is the reply I received from the Humble’s grandson…

    Regards, Ray Paquette

    > Begin forwarded message: > > From: Brian McDonald > Subject: Re: 82 Frank Street > Date: April 15, 2019 at 12:10:43 PM EDT > To: Ray Paquette > > Hi Ray, > Yup, that does nudge a memory or two but not enough to be enlightening. > Interesting though. > All’s well? > > Cheers, > Brian > >

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