The Evolution of a Findlay Home –Is That All There Is?

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The Evolution of a Findlay Home –Is That All There Is?

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1911 Postcard– Findlay home on High Street that was demolished in the 2000’s.

The home really wasn’t that old having been built in 1910. It was built of Newfoundland Stone and the few skids of stone that were supposed to be saved were tossed away like old shoes on McArthur Island according to Irma Willowby. The land remains empty and last night when I saw the postcard above I knew I had to do a timeline series so this never happens again. I swear if I see this happen again I will personally stand in front of the building to stop it– and that is a promise.

 

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1920s– Photo Tom Edwards– the small fir trees in the front and the Mississippi River in the back. One verandah has been screened off

 

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Linda Secccaspina Photo- Mid 1980s

 

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Photo Judy Pallister 1990s — The place is a horror story and condemned.

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Interior in its glory from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

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Interior being demolished- photo by Shane Wm. Edwards 2006

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photo by Shane Wm. Edwards 2006

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photo by Shane Wm. Edwards 2006

 

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The End-photo by Shane Wm. Edwards

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Linda Secccaspina Photo– 2016

The story here–The Carleton Place House That Disappeared

 

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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 and The Tales of Almonte

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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