107 Lake Ave West – Documenting Carleton Place Homes

107 Lake Ave West – Documenting Carleton Place Homes

Lynne JohnsonDonna Lowe Ward grew up next door

Donna Lowe Ward–Keith and Freda Black –Keith Black was the clerk I believe Shane Wm Edwards. We lived next door.

Shane Wm EdwardsDonna Lowe Ward Did he have an official sign on the house saying Notary Public or Town Clerk? I have a memory of that

Shane Wm Edwards I believe he had a metal sign at the front door.

Katie PoirierI lived in this house when I was a small child. We bought the house from a lady named Freda Black. She moved to Blacks corners over 30 years ago. Her one stipulation when she sold my parents the house was that she be able to come back on a certain date as that was the day the house turned 100 ( I would have to ask my parents which day that was)It’s a fantastic house. The current owners are only the 4 th owners of that beautiful century house!!

Phil MacLeanlived there as a kid, my aunt and her then husband fixed it up, loved that house

Karen ClarkMy parents Keith and Freda Black lived in this house from 1958 to 1984.

Julie KirkpatrickKaren Clark I have very clear memories of going to the house with my class to make candles. We were making them in empty milk cartons and used an electric beater to make ‘foamy’ wax for the top layer. I think it may have been Doris Blackburn’s grade 5 class I was in. Kevin was in the class so I’m guessing that was the connection?Every single time I drive by the house , I think of that day with your Mom. She was very patient and kind 

John EdwardsKeith and Freda Black were co-sunday school superintendents at St. James Anglican Church. Keith also carried a big shotgun which he effectively used as a Starter in Canoe Club regattas while clenching a pipe between his teeth.

Suzanne Turner–Turner’s were across the road from Blacks

Joan StearnsKaren Clark you had the loveliest parents, your Mom. Made flower girl dresses for my daughters. We lived two doors down on Hawthorne.

Please send any memories to me.❤️

Before and After on Lake Ave West — H. D. Gilmour

Threads of Morals on Lake Ave West

The Forgotten Cemetery at the End of Lake Ave West

Ed Fleming — The First Funeral Parlour in Carleton Place

The Last Man to Let you Down? Political Leanings at Local Funeral Homes?

“Sufferin” Sinders! What was Happening on Lake Ave West Today?

Whatcha’ Talkin Bout Willis? — This Old House in Carleton Place

81 Lake Avenue West-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

1956 Carleton PlaceOn January 26, 2019 we had the Carleton Place Winter Carnival and in January of 1956 the Ottawa Citizen reported that the ‘glamourous’ Miss Carole Mcintyre daughter of G. E. McIntyre of Lake Ave West won Miss Eastern Ontario at the Perth Winter Carnival. Some were worried there might be shenanigans afoot as yet another Carleton Place gal Joan Hendry was crowned Miss Eastern Ontario the next year in 1957. In 1960 the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce, assisted by the Ladies Auxiliary, agreed to sponsor and select the town’s representative for the Eastern Ontario Snow Queen contest to be held in Perth on February 20,1960. It was noted that a Carleton Place girl did not win that year.

Lake Ave West Carleton Place Photo Carleton Place and Beckwith Museum

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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