Larry Clark — Upper Bridge Street in Carleton Place

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Larry Clark — Upper Bridge Street in Carleton Place

photo Larry Clark.. see the little yellow house- the Abner Nichols house-Dim All The Lights — Dim All The Lights — The Troubled Times of the Abner Nichols Home on Bridge Street

Linda SeccaspinaLarry--I knew where this location was immediately.. this house belonged to abner nichols and we call it the little yellow house. Its endangered of being torn down as it has been kept vacant for 10 years over a fight about something. I am constantly talking about it and going to send it to Jennifer at the museum– Did you live in that home?

Larry ClarkLinda–The house you are referring to is next to the one occupied by the Brazer’s (brick house) and is more or less in the background. Beth doesn’t remember very much about the house except that her grandparents lived there and Helen (Beth’s mother) was staying with them while her husband was away serving with the military. He and Linton must have been on leave when these photos were taken and is perhaps the first time that Helen had met her brother since the adoption 21 years previous.

Linda Thought this might be of interest due to the location, your recent story and this story is by no means complete. My wife Beth’s family 1940 in front of their rental property (Brazier’s) on Bridge St.  It seems to be located half way between Herriot and Charlotte streets. I believe this was the occasion of the first meeting between Helen, and Linton Johnson (siblings) as they had both been put up for adoption in 1919.

Helen was adopted by Braziers (lived at one time, corner of Landsdowne and Arthur, ca.1950) and Linton, by the Johnsons (farm between the Naismith’s house and Cedar Hill rd, north side.) The circumstances of their re-uniting is for the most part lost. Linton was in the Engineers and served in Europe? and Caple (family name but was known as “Bill” to everyone else) first joined the tank corps and then transferred to airborne. He was involved in “Operation Varsity” into Germany in Mar 45, whereupon they battled their way to Lismar on the Baltic Coast. They were not allowed to go further and waited there to meet up with Russian troops in May.another photo which I didn’t send due to quality but there is some background.

Photo Larry Clark
Do you know where this white frame church was? Photo Larry Clark FIND out below..:)

It was not the original Baptist church in the early 1900s

Miss Gillies in front of the Gillies home on Bridge Street with the Baptist Church on the right- Photo- Public Archives read– Who Really Built the Baptist Church in Carleton Place?

Stephen GilesWas this the Free Methodist church that was destroyed by fire?

Lila Leach-JamesStephen Giles yes it was the Free Methodist Church and also another one was on way to Innisville beside the Anglican Church which is now a converted home…Even though I was Anglican, I did go to Sunday School there with my best childhood friend ! One of the men of the congregation would come out to country and pick us up and bring us home! Her and I use to trade rabbits so the poor guy would often find a rabbit in the car! 😂….I’m sure at times he felt like a livestock dealer!

CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
13 Apr 1898, Wed  •  Page 2

I think Joann Voyce does too

I’m talking about the little white frame church on the corner of Herriott and Bridge St which was torn down many years ago.It sounds like that is the one you are referring to as well-– Joann Voyce

Joan StoddartIt looks like the Free Methodist on the south side of Herriot It is the brick beside it that I cannot picture I think Dixon’s house was brick that was burnt but it seems to be on the wrong side.

Joan this is not the first time that a photo has come out wrong side up so I think you are all right.

Wesleyan Methodist— Did you know?

Methodism was introduced into this area in the 1820s by missionaries from the United States. The Canadian branch separated from the American Church in 1824, forming the Canadian Methodist Conference, then united in 1833 with the Wesleyan Methodist Conference.

The Carleton Place Methodist congregation was organized by the Rev. Mr. John Black (great grandfather of the first organist for Zion-Memorial) in 1829, and in 1831, built the first church in the village of Carleton Place (Morphy’s Falls). It was a frame structure, large enough to seat 250 persons, situated on Bridge St. on the site of the present Baptist Church. The wooden church was moved, and a new brick building was built (the present Baptist Church). Read– Facts You Might Not Know About Carleton Place for our 150th Birthday – Part 3

Larry Clark– It’s hard to determine. I tend to agree with whomever said the church was on rh corner of Bridge and Herriot, south-west  corner would be my guess. There was a frame building behind Linton and the corner of Herriot is in the background. Can’t say that it is the same building with the church-like windows?? To me the door behind Linton’s head is a little unusual for a home??

Here is something else you did not know about Bridge Street…The Heathen School in Carleton Place — Salem’s Lot?

The Remains of the Bethel Methodist Church

Larry Clark stories

Memories of a Photo — The Forgotten Canadian Forestry Corps, Booze and a Mud Quagmire

Update to the Charles Lindbergh Story — Larry Clark

 Tales You Did Not Know About—Charles Lindbergh Landed in Carleton Place

Memories of Neighbourhood Kids — Larry Clark

Larry Clark Memories : Billings Bridge, Willow Trees and the Orange Lodge

Skating on Fraser’s Pond and Hobo Haven — Larry Clark

Glory Days in Carleton Place– Larry Clark

Larry Clark — Your Veribest Agent

A Personal Story — Caught in the Ice– Rocky Point- Larry Clark

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Yesterday at 10:09 AM  · 

It’s Photo Friday!
Larry Clark sent us this cute photo of little Beth Brazier, taken about 1940. We were able to pinpoint the location for him. It was taken on Herriott Street, between Thomas and Bridge Streets, looking east. The barn is long gone.

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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