On the Sunny Side of the Street

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On the Sunny Side of the Street

Bill BruntonI liked the Main Street when we moved here in 1972, now that I think of it. Parking on both sides was tricky for sure but it was a busy place.

Julie Sadler

With parking on both sides, you received your driver’s license if you could drive down the main street without hitting anything!

Tom Edwards

LOL The Main Street was as narrow as the Smiths Falls highway.

Patricia M Mason Leduc

They always bring back such cherished memories of my childhood years heading to the cottage on the weekends with my Father and Mother both deceased now. I find myself always enlarging the pics to see if I can find our families car. Fond memories

James R. McIsaac

Well I can tell you running an ambulance with emergency lights on down the main street then was always a treat, never hit a mirror

Dale Costello

If a Holstein were to walk down middle of main street, he could hit cars both sides with his tail.

Doug B. McCarten

As part of my driving lessons, my Dad would have me drive him to the Post Office after the quitting time whistle/siren had gone off at Findlay’s foundry and have me parallel park outside! Talk about pressure….with everybody trying to get home!

Lynne Johnson

My driving instructor had me parallel park on Lake Avenue by the high school just as everyone was getting out of school. All my friends were waving as they passed saying hi. That was pressure!

Donna Mcfarlane

One of the first times I was parallel parking after getting my licence… I was across from Olympia restaurant and somehow got the large mirror on the half ton between the double headed parking meters.. Thank goodness Jim Lowry and bert Acheson were in the Olympia and they got truck mobile for me again.

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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
24 Mar 1897, Wed  •  Page 1

Love this old photo of Bridge Street in 1930! Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
— at Downtown Carleton Place. Mj Ferrierwhen everyone had an awning on the sunny side of the street

1977-Vintage Carleton Place & BeckwithThese clippings are from a school scribbler that was kept by Louella Edith Drynan (nee Shail)

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum–Centennial Parade, Bridge Street, July 1, 1967

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Bridge Street 80s-Photo Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Branch 192 on the Main Street– The book of memories of Arthur Drader was put together by Audrey Drader for Father’s day. Trevor Smith

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 1– Canadian Tire to The Moose

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 2- Milano Pizza to Milady Dress Shop

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 3- St. Andrew’s to Central School

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 4- Leslie’s China Shop to Rubino’s/Giant Tiger

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 5-The Little White House to the Roxy

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 6-The Eating Place to the Post Office

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 7 –Scotia Bank to the New York Cafe

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 8–Olympia Restaurant to McNeely’s–

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 9–Flint’s to the Blue Spot

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 10–

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 11

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 12

Dr. Johnson Downing and Ferril I Presume? Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 12 a

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign–Dr. Winters 154-160 Bridge Street Carleton Place –Jaan Kolk Files

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 13

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 14

Carleton Place Business–Lloyd Hughes List

Comments Comments Comments–Documenting History

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 14

Mitchell & Cram — History of The Summit Store 1898-1902 –Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 15

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign–Dr. Winters 154-160 Bridge Street Carleton Place –Jaan Kolk Files

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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