McRostie’s Store Looted!!

McRostie’s Store Looted!!




Photo- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  31 Dec 1927, Sat,  Page 3


Thanks to Joan Halpenny for sending this!!!


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

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.





Old McRostie Had a Farm in Carleton Place

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 13

The Family of Joan Halpenny– McRostie

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
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It’s Photo Friday! Elizabeth Beggs McRostie posed for a formal winter portrait at the G.E. Willis studio. It was located in the Bell Block on Bridge Street and in operation from 1884 to 1896. Eliza grew up in Watson’s Corners, worked as a seamstress, and in 1902 married Fred McRostie, who ran a grocery store here in town at the corner of Bridge and Bell Streets. They lived at 213 Moffat Street, and Elizabeth kept a daily diary until her death in 1948. Their daughter Winnifred (Winnie) was a well known school teacher in town.

1933 Carleton Place Gazette thanks to Christopher Trotman

Joan Halpenny

Owner, Fred McRostie ,back left

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


It’s Photo Friday! Today’s photo shows John and Milton Dezell at their Supertest service station sometime in the 1920s. This station was located on Bridge Street, at the corner of Bell. The accompanying sketch of the site is from a 1926 fire insurance map and clearly shows the overhang and supports. The pink (brick construction) building to its right was the McRostie Grocery store. Next to it, is 205 Bridge Street, commonly known as “the doctor’s house”.

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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