Did you Know About the Wedding Cake Cottage?

Did you Know About the Wedding Cake Cottage?



One thing about researching history– when you are looking for something you find something else that is interesting. If  you travel along the east shore of Big Rideau Lake from Lands End to Fancy Free, you’ll be sure to notice the Wedding Cake Cottage, built about 1880.

This historic summer home is called the “Wedding Cake” cottage because of its white, three-tiered facade. It was one of two of this unique style of building built on Rideau Lake, the second one used to be at Rideau Ferry, but it was destroyed (either burned or taken down) in the early 2000s, so this building remains as the only example of this style of architecture on the lake.

Wedding Cake cottage sits on its own private island, also known as Gould’s Island, on the Rideau System which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some time in 2014-2016 for the first time in 60 years, this landmark cottage on Big Rideau Lake was sold–asking price was $525,000.



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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.

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