So What is in St. Andrew’s Foundation?

So What is in St. Andrew’s Foundation?
Robert McDonald
May 16 at 3:09 PM  · 

From today’s walk along Bridge St

June 24 1887 Almonte Gazette.

Rev. Dr. Grant, accompanied by Rev. D. McDonald, M.A., and Robt. Bell, Esq., descended from the St. Andrew’s to the platform prepared for them, and under a perfect torrent of rain, which scattered a number of people to places of shelter, proceeded to the important ceremony.

Mr. Bell laid in the cavity of the foundation stone a glass jar, in which was the programme of laying the stone, & list of the church officers, historical sketch of the church, the copper and silver coins of the Dominion, Canadian postage stamps of every denomination, the Canadian Almanac, and copies of newspapers. The jar had been corked, sealed with, wax, then covered with lead and fastened with wire; it is guaranteed to last for 500 years. The jar was wrapped in paper, the crevices filled with mortar, ‘and the large stone placed over it by the contractors, Messrs. W. & G. Willoughby, the Rev. Principal also having his hand in the work. The stone being placed, a short blessing was asked, and the people rushed to Zion church out of the pelting rain, where addresses were delivered.

Interior of St. Andrew’s Church, Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario


Hi Linda. I was going through some old pictures and thought you might like this one. I may have sent it to you before? I had been reading your article about the history of the e church . My grandmother, Eliza McRostie, is in the back row on the right. Unfortunately, I don’t have names for anyone else.Joan Halpenny.

Donna Sweeney LowryIt looks very much like the hall in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, before there were removable partitions put up to divide the space into classrooms. And those are the dishes St.Andrews used.

Gloria Rattray WilsonLooks like St. Andrews Presbyterian church hall and the dishes look familiar

Just because I can… LLOLOL he is also one of the hearts and souls of St. Andrews– Pappy! who is Ken Hastie

Related reading

The Ladies of St. Andrews

A Sneeze of a Tune from St. Andrew’s Church in Carleton Place

For the Love of St. Andrew’s– 130th Anniversary

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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