The Oddfellows Hall on Bridge Street was dedicated in 1920 and was slated for demolition in 1969
The building was sold to Vic Bennett who demolished the building to enlarge his parking lot for his vehicles in 1969.
The lodge moved to smaller quarters in the old Telephone building the same year on Albert and Beckwith which was built in 1827.
Stella Lodge No. 125 was founded in 1874 and held their meetings in a building at the rear of the Mississippi Hotel.
The first member was R. W. Bell and the oldest members were: David Cram, W.R. Williamson and Harry Hickens.
The lodge moved to the Struthers Block which was called then the Taylor Block which it occupied after 1889.
The building which is now an empty parking lot between Bonanza kids and Scott Reid’s office was dedicated October 12,1920 and the local committee in charge were: N.D. McCallum, Fred Griffith, A. McFadden, Robert McCallum, and A.O. Fleming.
Stella Lodge, meeting place for the IOOF (International Order of Odd Fellows). Now empty lot where Roy Brown mural is. Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Thanks to Tammy Marion
Public Archives photo– Rathwell Hotel is on the right.
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
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun Screamin’ Mamas (USA) and The Sherbrooke Record