This was posted the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Facebook Page — Check it out! They post different things on a daily basis and have some great photos.
Recently on The Tales of Carleton Place Linda posted a story about a 1904 fire. One photo showed 17 Franklin Street in the background. The mansard roof helped us identify it as such, but where is the mansard roof today? This photo, dating to the 1920’s, shows the original building; constructed in 1889, specifically for the Bank of Ottawa. Another fire in 1910 caused considerable damage to the building, requiring the removal of the second and third stories. The Bank of Ottawa moved to 81 Bridge Street in 1915.
Today this building is the home of Cameron Ellis’ Dentist Offices. Next time you are sitting having your teeth cleaned, ask about the bank’s safe, still downstairs in the basement!–Carleton…
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