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Taber & McCrea The People’s Store Adin Daigle Collection

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Taber & McCrea The People’s Store Adin Daigle Collection
Taber & McCrea The People’s Store Adin Daigle Collection

127-131 Bridge Street Carleton Place Circa 1870

The first storey storefronts of this building have been modified from the original glass windows for easier viewing of merchandise–hence the different colours of brick. 127-131 Bridge Street has housed a number of different businesses including pharmacies, clothing stores, grocery stores, and poolrooms.

The Hughes family bought the pharmacy from Dr. Preston in 1905.

W. J. Hughes Rexall Drug store was located on the corner and Thomas Lloyd Hughes born in 1897 along with his brother Harold until they each decided to run a smaller store at the opposite  ends of town. Lloy’s store was on Moffatt Street and Harold on Lake Ave West. For 50 years they were in groceries together and then the store was sold to Thomas’s nephew and for 12 years Thomas drove a butcher wagon. There was a dark room at the rear of the store where Mr. Hughes tested your eyes for glasses. You could buy a roll of film #116 for a Brownie Box camera for 25 cents and for $1.25 he would send it away to be developed.

The folks in Carleton Place will always remember the Rexall Drug annual 1 cent sale and every local household stocked up on cough medicine, cough drops, peroxide and all sorts of liniment. Some of the clerks that worked there were: Olive Dick, Ruby Voyce, and John Briscoe and Wilbert Robertson.

Harvey Asselstine attended the Ontario College of Pharmacy in 1929. In 1944, he
returned to Carleton Place and bought the drugstore at the corner of Bridge and
Franklin, from W.J. Hughes who operated it for 38 years. Betty Findlay and Mary Cook both worked at Assestine’s Pharmacy.  In the rear of Asselstine’s drug store the CPR Telegraph operated during the 1950s. Asselstine expanded his drug store and bought out Hughes Grocery. In 2006 the Athen’s Corners Restaurant  was located there.

Taber and McCrae operated a Men’s and Boy’s clothing store within Struther’s Block, which later became a pool hall  (next door) operated by Mel Barclay. Charlie Giroux, who only had one arm took over the pool hall then Ab Dowseth from Smiths Falls operated it for a short time but when McCann and Porter gained ownership they moved the pool hall to the old Bank of Commerce.

Jeremy Stinson— That corner was, for much of my childhood, the home of the Blossom Shop. Back before the one way street.

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The Shoe and Leather Reporter Annual

August 28, Almonte Gazette 1904

Mr. Maguire’s new store is going to be a very fine one. The show windows are large and deep, the upper lights being of prism glass. The wood work is to be marbled gree. Messrs. Taber & Co will have a handsome premises


Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
November 1, 2021  · 
Welcome to November! In 1910, Taber’s Dry Goods produced this somewhat odd postcard promoting their “Dressed Dolls Exhibit”.
W.W. Taber Clothing was located on the east side of Bridge Street between Mill and Franklin.

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
May 16, 2014  · Carleton Place  · 

Taber’s Store was selling clothing out of the present day Dress Shop location on Bridge Street. — at Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.

A Taber-McCrea- Bridge Street business shoe horn.. remember those?

Documenting Carleton Place History — From Bridge Street Benches—JamesMcNeill

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

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

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 14

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

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series–Volume 16– Newman’s Hall

Letter from Davis House to Scotts in Pakenham- Adin Daigle Collection– Where Was Davis House?

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Letter from Davis House to Scotts in Pakenham- Adin Daigle Collection– Where Was Davis House?
Adin Daigle Collection letter 1890

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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
01 Jun 1889, Sat  •  Page 2

Some of the people who figured prominently in the business life of the community in the 1870s: Andrew Matthew, general merchant and issues of marriage licenses; F. H. Davis, proprietor of the Almonte House; 

ALMONTE Ontario The Belmont Hotel Corner Cover 1909–Mr. Eccles prop;

1909

The doors of Hotel Amonte formerly the Davis House have been thrown open to the public, and it seems likely to (ill a serious want that has existed in Almonte for some time. Beginning at the upper floor the building has been renovated, papered and painted and decorated, and when the work on the ground floor is completed, Almonte will be possessed of a hotel that can stand up alongside of any other in the Ottawa Valley. Sanitary drainage and water service will be installed and everything made comfortable tor the guests–

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada16 Apr 1919, Wed  •  Page 4

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The Weekly British Whig
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
12 Dec 1895, Thu  •  Page 5

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The Kingston Whig-Standard
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
28 Feb 1896, Fri  •  Page 2
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The Star-Chronicle
Merrickville, Ontario, Canada
03 Jun 1909, Thu  •  Page 1
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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
15 Mar 1919, Sat  •  Page 10
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Sat, Dec 11, 1909 · Page 17

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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
29 Apr 1914, Wed  •  Page 4
Come on down for surgery — one day only 1886 Almonte Gazette
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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
09 Jun 1909, Wed  •  Page 4

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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
29 Jul 1898, Fri  •  Page 6
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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
21 Apr 1914, Tue  •  Page 13

More Almonte Hotel History — Michael Dixon

A Piece of Almonte History for Sale –A. H. Whitten- Almonte Hotel

The Almonte Hotel — 1990s More history

Community Memories of the Almonte Hotel

The Almonte Hotel –Need Community Help!

Meeting Your Neighbours — Paul Latour and The Almonte Hotel

What is Heritage? — The Old Hotel in Almonte

The Fight for Senior Housing in 1982 – Almonte History

Cool Burgess — Minstrel Shows at Reilly’s Hotel

Susie’s Kitchen Band– Names Names Names

He Said-and– He Said! Oh Let the Song of Words Play!

 When the Circus Shut the Town Down

Before Rooney’s Pool House There Was.

The ‘Deer-Cow hybrid’ of Carleton Place Entertains the Councillors of Almonte — ORR Genealogy