Things You Didn’t Know About the Stella Lodge

Things You Didn’t Know About the Stella Lodge




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.


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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



yesterday we had an article about the Stella Lodge..Thanks to Christena Rygiel for this photo ..
Dan Williams
I remember many hockey banquets in this room. The oddfellows were fantastic with there support for minor hockey. I don’t know how much we paid to play every season but I do know if you or your family didn’t have it you paid nothing. If there are any of these guys still around from the 50’s/60’s Thank you!



Public Archives photo– Rathwell Hotel is on the right.




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Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 26 Feb 1940, Mon,
  3. Page 5

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

  1. relatedreading

The Leland and Rathwell Hotels on Bridge Street

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 14

An Unpleasant Ride? Masonic Lodge– St. John’s No. 63

Carleton Place Masonic Lodge Mystery




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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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