Things You Didn’t Know About the Moore House — or Maybe you Did

Things You Didn’t  Know About the Moore House — or Maybe you Did



Carleton Place Canadian 1988 thanks to Doris Blackburn/ Karen Chenier Blackburn

The white aluminum siding house that once sat next to the old Mac’s Milk was home for over 155 years to the Moore family and its descendants.

It is one of the oldest structures in Carleton Place

The house was built by James Pearson Moore, a son of William’s in 1833.



Carleton Place Canadian 1988 thanks to Doris Blackburn/ Karen Chenier Blackburn


It was once part of an 100 acre farm which extended from the intersection of Highway 7 and Franktown Road to Rochester Street and included Lake Ave East to Moore Street and Lansdowne Ave to Napoleon.

The logs for the structure came from the trees located the farm.

Renovations were done in 1970 changing the layout of the interior and a toy room was constructed in the kitchen.

In the far side of the building which once housed a hair salon there was once a small grocery store which was initially operated by James Moore and his wife under the name of JP Moore Groceries and Confectionery. It was operated by various family members until Mac’s Milk opened next door.


Photo Shane Wm Edwards


The house was said to have a friendly ghost live there which has followed the building’s move to its present location as the home of the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce on Bridge Street. If you see shadows or smell the fragrance of violet perfume that would be the ghost of Ida Moore who died way too young at the age of 21 for tuberculosis.



It was once the home at the Moore Street location to Walter Renwick and Associates Travel Inc.

The building can now be seen at 170 Bridge Street in Carleton Place



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

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Putting Together Pieces About Historical Homes– John Moore’s House –Napoleon Street

Glory Days of Carleton Place–So What Happened to the Moore Steam Engine?

The Beckwith Highlanders and “Humpy Billy” Moore

The Old Grocery Counter –Calvin Moore

If You’re Young at Heart – Rossie Moore Doyle of Carleton Place Turns 100

Walking With Ghosts — The Hauntings of Ida Moore



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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