Then and Now Springside Hall 1920s-1930s Photos

Then and Now Springside Hall 1920s-1930s Photos





2018- Storyland Bunny one side- Balderson Cow the other and 90 years of foliage.


Thanks to Jennifer Fenwick Irwin the curator of the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum for this beautiful birthday gift. It was a book she had made of pictures of my home in Carleton Place circa 1920s- 1930s Springside Hall. It was built by the Morphys in 1867 and then additions were made by the Crams in the 1900s. We also added on to the Campbell Street side in the 1990s.

Aesthetically things have changed with mature trees and two front shrubbery islands I hate that my late husband put in  that are over 30 years old. If I win the lottery they are coming out.:) The pictures of the Cram/ Burgess family were donated to the museum and are the first photos that we have uncovered of my house. We often wondered why there were no photos and now some have come to surface.



Angeline Cram, daughter of Albert, the former mayor of Carleton Place in front of one of the trees in the front yard. They Once Lived in My Home– Arthur Cram



There only remains once mature tree on the outline of the driveway as the 1998 ice storm removed 7 trees in the front and one on the side and 90 years of foliage.



Mrs Cram with her two daughters Angeline and Margaret with their backs facing Campbell Street. You can see the Cliff house where the McCanns, Nephins and now the Sweets live. Mr. W. Cliff and his wife Susannah (Sussie) Cliff once owned this home on the corner of Lake Ave East and Campbell Street.  Mr. Cliff had once been the editor of the local Carleton Place newspaper. They Once Lived in My Home– The Cram Children — Margaret — Angeline “Babe” and Arthur



All you can see now is the roof of the Poole House on Campbell Street–and 90 years of foliage.



Angeline Cram leaning on the Argyle Street side. The fence was then metal poles and concrete pillars in the front and thatched wood on the side. Note the wide lawn on the other side.


Today what that same location looks like. Now a wrought iron fence and wood back fence on the Argyle Street and 90 years of foliage.


Looking at the back of the house going down Argyle Street. There was no Campbell Street house in back and in the back was full of raspberry bushes right down to the stream on Lisgar Street. The side verandah is now the solarium. Those fir trees reached to the sky a few years ago and were dead and had to be taken down.


Photo by Penny Trafford of being kids sitting on the fence on Argyle Street


Now the white house on the left with the pool is where the raspberry bushes were. Photo- Bill Flint




Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ 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.


Reusing the Past of Carleton Place — The Morphy’s and the McCann’s

October 13, 1977 George W. Raeburn of Lake Ave East— Artist and C. P. R. Man

My Neighbours –Photos of the Cliff- McCann House and Springside Hall

Update on the Time Capsule in Springside Hall

The Spirits Are Alive and Well

They Once Lived in My Home– The Cram Children — Margaret — Angeline “Babe” and Arthur

They Once Lived in My Home– Arthur Cram

The Morphy Cram House — Springside Hall

The Hi- Diddle-Day House of Carleton Place – Puppets on a String

Glory Days in Carleton Place– Linda Seccaspina

So Where Does the Water come from Under my House?

The Ghost Lovers of Springside Hall – A True Love Story

Do You have an Archaeological Find in Your Carleton Place Basement?

Feeling Groovy by the Lake Ave East Bridge

October 13, 1977 George W. Raeburn of Lake Ave East— Artist and C. P. R. Man

What if You Had a Fire and No One Came?

Just Another Day in Fawlty Towers — Part 2 — To Hell and Back

Just Another Day in Fawlty Towers

Dumbwaiter Calamities of Crockery

While You Were Sleeping —-The Storyland Bunny Moves to the Hi Diddle Day 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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