Tag Archives: 1963

Memories Carleton Place- Town Hall

Memories Carleton Place- Town Hall
Photo- Larry Clark 1963

Bill LemayLove this building dances and. Movie’s and library up stairs

Heather DarraghBeautiful picture, We have such a great little town, thanks for sharing this.

Dean BrownHasn’t changed a bit in almost 60 yrs Eh !!

Marlene SpringerMemory, my first kiss happened at the movie night but it was a hit and run! To this day not know what boy❓

Tracy DoddsFun memories of movie nights and Mississippi Mudds rehearsals ♥️

Sylvia GilesTracy Dodds oh the movie nights!!!! The Keyes boys!!! 😘

Laurel TyeMy happy place.

Colleen RobillardLaurel Tye I miss this place more than I thought possible…🙄😔

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
29 Aug 1896, Sat  •  Page 4
Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
30 Nov 1894, Fri  •  Page 5

The Carleton Place Town Hall is an important landmark both historically and architecturally. The land was originally owned by William Morphy, one of the first settlers in the area and for whom the town was originally named Morphy’s Falls. He built a house on the present Town Hall site in the early 1820s.

Designed by George W. King and built by Matthew Ryan, the building is a fine example of the Richardson Romanesque style of architecture, which was popular in North America in the latter quarter of the nineteenth century. Richardson Romanesque style is a North American style, introduced by architect Henry Hobson Richardson, with typical features of rough stone, round-headed windows, semi-circular arches around doors and windows, dormer windows and round towers. The Council Chamber on the interior was originally called the Red Chamber because of the fine pine woodwork with a red satin finish. Other features on the interior include one of the few remaining raked stages in Canada, fine examples of woodwork in pine and ash, decorative pressed metal ceilings and mosaic encaustic flooring.

Sources: Town of Carleton Place Bylaw 42-78; Town Hall Feasibility Study, 1986.

An imprinted line on the back of this CARLETON PLACE Ontario postcard shows that it was originally purchased there … in the variety shop of Miss Sarah Hickson on Bridge Street.From the 1910-15 period, the card presents another view of the street close to the Mississippi River; in the background is the beautiful 1890s town hall at the corner of Mill Street.A message is written on the back side, but the lack of an address/postage stamp indicates the card was sent by cousins inside a protective envelope.

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Chris Drake Art click

Related reading

The Building of the First Town Hall Carleton Place

Carleton Place Town Hall Sued For Cupolas!

Why is the Town Hall Stage Slanted? Is it Collapsing?

Shenanigans of the Monday Night Town Hall Opening

What Didn’t You Know? The New Town Hall 1897

A Concert at the Town Hall While Small Pox Raged on…. 1901

Sarah Marselles the Spirit of the Town Hall Square Park

Saved By The Bell in Carleton Place? What Does the Photo Say?

Ferry Cross the Mersey?– Irishtown Almonte

Ferry Cross the Mersey?– Irishtown Almonte

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
29 Mar 1963, Fri  •  Page 3

As D Christopher Vaughan said if you are new to Almonte Irishtown was once essentially North of Ottawa Street and east of Martin Street.

Sandy France said: This is a strange story in some aspects. I recall a small creek starting at the bottom of Martin Street, but doubt the water could reach Irishtown…and Reg Axcell was the Chief of Police in Ottawa in 1963.

Well everyone, it did.

One Saturday in March of 1963 someone was driving down Bridge Street and saw the sign and wondered where the ferry was. Then as they went through the large lake style puddle and the car jostled by a pot hole they realized it wasn’t a practical joke.

On the following Monday morning the reporter of the Almonte Gazette went to pay a visit to Mr. Hill owner of the car and garage station there. They asked him about the sign and he said it was no joke. Every single year the hole and pond sized puddle was there and no one on the Almonte council would do anything. He said it was bad enough to have strangers to drive by his place of business and get their head almost chucked off in the pothole let alone ruin the underpinning of their car.

The reporter also asked him if he thought people passing by thought he had put it there to get attention to his business. He was horrified and hoped not as he wished the pothole would go away to the North Pole. Mr. Hill objected to the lake in front of his business and what concerned him more was the faulty sewer serving his home at Perth and Country Streets. He said that last year he had come home to a few feet of water in his basement ruining all the furniture and electronics. Council promised to do something and nothing was done, so the same flooding happened a few weeks later. Finally Mr. Hill had a trap to the sewer and a sump pump installed to stop future floodings. As for the pothole no idea when that was finally fixed. God save the Queen!!!

Ironworks– Mississippi Iron Works 1928 Flood and Sale

Perth Flood 1930s Tay River

  1. Memories of the Lanark Flood-Wendell Crosbie
  2. The Lanark Village Flood 1998
  3. The Floods of 1926

The 1960s Parade Santa- Kevin Percy

The 1960s Parade Santa- Kevin Percy
Photo- Larry Clark Carleton Place

Yes we just had Christmas but now is the time to start making a vintage wood Santa.

Kevin PercyThere are a couple of those Santa cutouts in my family. Tony Percy, my Dad was a member of the Lions Club.

photo from Kevin Percy
I couldnt find anything exactly but did find a great site for wood patterns click here