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A Meteorite or a Fuse Box? A Carleton Place Legend Part 2

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A Meteorite or a Fuse Box? A Carleton Place Legend Part 2
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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
27 May 1957, Mon  •  Page 40

Was it a UFO? A Meteorite or a Fuse Box? A Carleton Place Legend

this is the Buffam farmhouse now..

These photos below are from Jennifer Fenwick Irwin from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

“I have nothing on that house. It isn’t included in any of our maps as it is (was) just far enough out of town to be excluded. My Buffam file is just family trees. I do have the news clipping of the lightning strike of course, and that’s not the same house. The one hit by lighting was frame and had a different roof line.”

I asked Ted Hurdis

Before my time but it may have been the one before the brick place ? My family will swear it was a meteorite though not lightening. My sister Thelma Savard would know which one for sure. So I was one and in a highchair so 1957.

relatedreading

Putting Together Pieces About Historical Homes– John Moore’s House –Napoleon Street

Was it a UFO? A Meteorite or a Fuse Box? A Carleton Place Legend

The Story of the Old House on Princess Street

It was Friday the 13th on Napoleon Street in Carleton Place

The Mystery Streets of Carleton Place– Where was the First Train Station?

What do You Know About the Hawthorne Cottage?

What You Didn’t Know About the House on High Street

Things You Didn’t Know About the Moore House — or Maybe you Did

Was it a UFO? A Meteorite or a Fuse Box? A Carleton Place Legend–Photos

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In May last year I wrote: Was it a UFO? A Meteorite or a Fuse Box? A Carleton Place Legend. Last week at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum I found more photos of  what happened to the Buffam’s home on Napoleon Street home in Carleton Place on May 26, 1957.

 

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Photos from the Ottawa Journal May 1957–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

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Mrs. Buffam had no idea what was going to happen to her Napoleon Street home in Carleton Place on May 26, 1957. In fact her husband Norman was called home early from his fishing trip when his wife crashed through the ceiling after she was thrown from her bed. Read the rest of the story here

 

In an ironic twist– What I found today doing research

IN 1907 the very same day  the Buffam home was hit–“Burnside”, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. W. Wylie in Almonte was struck by lightening and completely gutted by the fire that ensued. Loss on the building was estimated at $3,000 and $1,000 on the contents. Insurance on the building was