Moving Doorways– How Houses Change — Springside Hall Then and Now — Finlayson Series

Moving Doorways– How Houses Change — Springside Hall Then and Now — Finlayson Series

In your living room- Springside Hall
Back row
– George Raeburn, Charles Finlayson, Edgar Finlayson, Thomas Finlayson, James Finlayson
Front row –
Gladys Finlayson, Maye Raeburn, Elberta Finlayson, Linda ? , Bert Raeburn, Sadie Finlayson

Photo- Richard Finlayson

Springside Hall in Carleton Place has changed through the years like most older homes and I am documenting it all so down the line people will see how the house once was.

2020 same location as the photo above of the Finlayson family. The doorway was moved in 1995 during the fire renovations. Why? Because there were initially two doorways. One here and the other a few feet down. We chose the one a few feet down because it made the living room bigger.

Her is how it looked like in 1995 before the other doorway was discovered. Under the stairs bathroom to the right. Photo from 1983.

Here is how the doorway to the dining room looks today in 2020 going into the dining room. There was also a beveled glass in-wall dining room cedar china/ good linens cupboard on the side of the boarded up opening but it was reinstalled in the dining room to be kept as part of history’s sake.

The Hidden Dumbwaiter in Springside Hall –Finlayson Series

The Story of a Local Family -Finlayson- Richard Finlayson

The Case of the Disappearing Back Staircase — Springside Hall — Finlayson Series

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A Houseful of Whimsy- Springside Hall 1982

Do You have a Hidden Room in Your Home?

What Did Adam Dowdall Find in My Carleton Place Yard?

The Sundial of Springside Hall

Then and Now Springside Hall 1920s-1930s Photos

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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