Documenting a Lanark Highlands Building

Documenting a Lanark Highlands Building
This was the abandoned Lanark Highlands building in 1982–Tom Fournier 1982

Warren GartonI used to walk up to this store from the beach to get a treat.

Terry ClossAlthough it’s faint and blurry … the sign on the side has the name CLOSS on it!

Frank Wallaceisn’t this the store at the head of the lake belonging to cecil closs?

Wendy CooperYes that was your uncles place, I was by there yesterday with Noreen.

Frank WallaceWendy Cooper drank many a beer there with lola,vera and trixie in the early 70’s

Hope-k JayFrank Wallace, there used to be an old Coca Cola sign on the side…it disappeared years ago…this is the head of Dalhousie Lake, yes?

Elaine DeLisleFrank Wallace still there the road hasn’t changed a bit.

That was 2019, can anyone tell me about this building now??

Julie Phillips Bowden2 days

was there a few years ago–the upstairs floor is sagging and the stairs were almost done–alot of damage inside –have pictures here or had somewhere—it must have been pretty once–now not so much—-

-Both photos Laura Bond–Abandoned – Ottawa/Gatineau & The Valley
Photo-Wayne Bray

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James Closs of Lanark–Scotch Tree Plantation

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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  1. was there a few years ago–the upstairs floor is sagging and the stairs were almost done–alot of damage inside –have pictures here or had somewhere—it must have been pretty once–now not so much—-


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