The Crater Lot on Mill Street — Peterson and Dr. Metcalfe

The Crater Lot on Mill Street — Peterson and Dr. Metcalfe


The old parking lot next to the Victoria Mill was the property

The lot on Mill Street, which was the cause of Mr. Louis Peterson’s resignation from the Utilities Commission a few weeks ago was sold to him for a second time by the Almonte Town Council Tuesday evening during a special session in November of 1945.

The parcel of vacant land which originally had an old crater in the middle of it was sold to Mr. Peterson some months ago by the Council for its assessed value of $240. He wished to build an extension to his ice cream plant and as the property was of no use to him or no one else the Council was overjoyed to sell it to him. At the time Mr. Peterson was a member of the Public Utilities Commission and Dr. A. A.Metcalfe who was at loggerheads with him for years took…

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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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