Documenting 72 Prince Street Carleton Place

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Documenting 72 Prince Street Carleton Place
Charming single family home built in the 1890’s welcomes you with its wrap around front porch. Inside you find many original features including pine floors, wood trim and high ceiling

Diane JohnsonOur family lived there from about 1966 to 1990. My sister may have some photos of the house. The Johnson family, Jack and Marge, and Lynne, Diane, and Ross.

Sue JohnstonDiane Johnson i remember this house..many fond memories ūüĎć

Stephen GilesMarcia McKay what years did your family live here?

Marcia McKayLet’s see….We lived on Mary Street and then would have moved to Prince Street in the late ’50s, and my brother was born in ’63, so it was the mid ’60s when we moved back to Ottawa. There are some large trees missing, and there was a storage/play area under the whole porch – a nail sticking out of the door nearly cost me an eye. McIsaacs lived across the street, and George McDonald and family were next door, so it was a safe neighbourhood!!

Diane JohnsonMarcia McKay We must have been right after you. The McIsaacs lived across the street and the Purdys lived next door.

Stephen GilesDiane Johnson you were.

Marcia McKayI used to love sitting on the vent in the livingroom and reading.

Marcia McKayMy brother was about 3 and stayed amused pounding nails into the veranda – my Dad would pull the nails out so he could do it all again. No, he’s a computer wizard, not a carpenter!!

Deanna FenwickWe bought the house in 1987 and sold it in 2020 – Graeme and Deanna Fenwick.

Prince Street Photos

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
May 23, 2017  ¬∑ 

Howard Morphy, his wife Kate and three children pose for us in this photo.They lived on Prince Street in Carleton Place.
Howard Morphy married Christena MacPherson in 1914, and had one daughter, Margaret Joan, b.1927. Christena died in 1929 and Howard later married Katie McPhail (1893-1981).
Howard died in 1956.

Related reading

The Story of the Old House on Princess Street

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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