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Documenting Mr.and Mrs. William Fest Transportation Building or—I Want Candy

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Documenting Mr.and Mrs. William Fest Transportation Building or—I Want Candy
Located on one of the busiest intersection in Ottawa, the Transportation building almost remained unchanged; only its ground floor was modified and became one of the main entrance to the Rideau Centre. Photo- Ottawa Archives- from PastOttawa
Lost Ottawa
December 19, 2013  · 




Ottawa’s “Transportation Building” at Rideau and Colonel By, seen from the from the southwest. In the bottom, the old Elephant and Castle.

The building opened in 1916 by JR Booth’s son, CJ Booth, and has many federal civil servants over the years — I think the NCC was in there at one time. Still good looking.

The building served as Ottawa’s City Hall between 1931 (when the City Hall on Elgin burned down) and 1958, when the new — now old — city hall was built at Rideau Falls.
Blair StannardOld Ottawa And Bytown Pics
March 1  · 

Ottawa – 1966 – the Transportation Building at Rideau and Sussex. It was the site of the Ottawa city hall, after the former city hall at Elgin and Queen burned in 1931. It served as such until the new city hall building was built on Green Island. (1958)
City of Ottawa Archives CA 000155

Lost Ottawa

August 27, 2016  · Here’s a major Ottawa corner in January of 1910. This is Rideau and Little Sussex, which is now the southeast corner of Rideau and Colonel By. Sinkhole to the left.This building once housed jeweler James Tracy, the drug store of William Roger, and the Dairy Lunch. Kind of a mini Rideau Mall.The corner would be transformed in 1916 with the construction of the Transportation Building (once the home of the NCC, and once also the home of City Hall).(LAC PA-042564)

The Fest Family

In 1887 on the site of the Transportation building southeast corner of Rideau and Little Sussex streets, there stood a 2and one half storey tin-roofed, solid stone building. That old building, a relic from the 1850s, was occupied by Mrs. William Fest. Her shop was the candy and pastry centre of Ottawa in the 1880s.


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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Nov 1931, Sat  •  Page 32

Everybody in the 1870s- 1880s in Ottawa knew the Fests. Fest’s confectionery store, at the southeast corner of Rideau and Little Sussex streets, was known to everybody in Ottawa, It occupied the same position in the public eye that Scott’s confectionery on Sparks street did in the 1860s and 1870s. The Fests came to Ottawa from the county Donegal in the late 1860s and opened a confectionery store in the 2 1-2 storey stone building where the Transportation building now stands.

Mrs William ( Pender) Fest in the early 1880s was an indefatigable worker. The Fests attended St. John’s Anglican church on Sussex street. In church work Mrs. Fest was always just as busy as she was in her store. Mrs. Fest was noted for her equable and calm disposition. She always had a cheery word for her customers and was a good judge of human nature. Whenever a new girl came to the store to serve, Mrs Fest would say, “Now, my dear, eat all the candy you feel like eating, but do not take any home. If I find you taking any home I will have to discharge you. It will not be necessary for you to wait till I am out to eat. You may do it when I am present.”

The result of such talks was that Mrs. Fest’s girls, or parcel boys, used invariably to start in to gorge themselves on candy (mostly when Mrs. Fest was not around). The further result was that they always got sick, their stomachs turned upside down and candy became repulslve to them. Thereafter the Fest candy became as safe from attack as though it had not been there. Mr. Fest was seldom seen by the public. He was always too busy at the back making cakes and candies.

1901 Census

Name:William Fest
Gender:Male
Race:White
Racial or Tribal Origin:English
Nationality:Canadian
Marital status:Married
Age:25
Birth Date:26 Mar 1875
Birth Place:Ontario
Relation to Head of House:Head
Occupation:Confectioner
Hourly Wage:432
Working at Trade in Factory or in Home:F
Months Employed at Trade in Factory:12
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
Can Speak English:Yes
Province:Ontario
District:Ottawa (City/Cité)
District Number:100
Sub-District:Ottawa (City/Cité) Central (Ward/Quartier)
Sub-District Number:5
Family Number:72
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:NameAgeWilliam Fest25Margurite Fest27Margurite Fest5Katherine G Fest2George Fitzgerald29
William Fest
Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
10 Dec 1891, Thu  •  Page 4

Transportation Building — It was incorporated into the Rideau Centre and is heritage designated.

Joy Eastop WatsonNCC was definitely in there, My mom worked for the NCC for 26 years & I remember looking out those big 1st floor windows when the Santa parade went by in the 70’s… Those were also the days when you could open the window and smoke in the office.

Andrew DeBeaupréWasn’t it also known as the Dominion Bridge building before WWII? NCC was there in mid-70s

David TwolanI miss the Elephant and Castle. Great pub.

Blair StannardOld Ottawa And Bytown Pics
March 1  · 




Ottawa – 1966 – the Transportation Building at Rideau and Sussex. It was the site of the Ottawa city hall, after the former city hall at Elgin and Queen burned in 1931. It served as such until the new city hall building was built on Green Island. (1958)
City of Ottawa Archives CA 000155

From Ottawa City Directory 1870-1871 Simpson Book Collection

From Ottawa City Directory 1887-1888 Simpson Book Collection

Memories of Mulvey’s Candy Store and Joie Bond — Larry Clark

Documenting Isabel Hogan’s Candy Store

It Started in the Candy Kitchen Restaurant– Kerfoot Fire Smiths Falls

Memories of the Ideal Candy Shop

Coffee Talk– Coolidge’s Penny Candy and Rochester Street– For Tom Edwards

From Chocolate to Lofts- Memories of Patterkrisp Candy?

Pour Some Sugar on Me! The Demise of the Penny Candy

Candy Stores Shoes and Plungers– Ray Paquette

The Candy Man — George Dummert

Margaret Love -From Sweet to Sour

You Have to Open Up a Business Here!!! 1912 Ottawa Marketing — Simpson Books

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You Have to Open Up a Business Here!!! 1912 Ottawa Marketing — Simpson Books
This was a booklet that was put out in January- June 1912 by the Publicity and Industrial Bureau advertising for new business. 48 pages with giant fold out map. Thanks to Ed and Shirley Simpson I am slowly going though boxes of books from the late Ed Simpson to document and after will be donated to a proper spot-Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

Herbert Barker was in charge , a commisioner for the City Hall

This ad was in the newspapers every week

CLIPPED FROMNational PostToronto, Ontario, Canada29 Jul 1911, Sat  •  Page 10

Children are permitted in Apartments!!! Wow!!!

The Ice Pick Cometh — Ottawa Artificial Ice Co.

Not Hogwarth’s —- It’s Hoggards of Ottawa! Besserer Street History

Ottawa to Perth in One Day!! James Copeland

Several Shades of Christina Gray –Home for Friendless Women in Ottawa

The Souvenir Spoon Man of Carleton Place — Samuel Breadner — Father of Lloyd Samuel Breadner

August 1949 Introducing Johnson and McCreary –Almonte

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August 1949 Introducing Johnson and McCreary –Almonte

On Saturday of this week the firm of Johnson and McCreary opens, its new men’s furnishings store on Mill Street. This is the most modernly appointed establishment of its kind in the town and people are invited to visit it on opening day or whenever convenient thereafter. Mr. A. C. Johnson started business here four years ago as a haberdasher in a store located in the Illingworth Block on Bridge Street.

He was successful, but his quarters were cramped and he decided to expand. After forming a partnership with his brother-inlaw, Mr. H. H. McCreary, the two partners purchased a larger frame building on Mill Street owned by the late P. J. Rooney. Previous to renovating this property it had housed two stores on the ground floor and an apartment on the second flat.

Messrs. Johnson and McCreary converted the ground floor space into one large store with modern furnishings and large plate glass^windows running along the entire front, bordered with vitrolite. The outside was covered with white asbestos siding. In a short time they changed what had been a rather ordinary looking structure on the town’s main street into a most cerditable place of business.

The firm of Johnson & . McCreary have a modern and extensive stock of men’s furnishings which the public is invited to look over, as well as the new store, in advertisements which appear on pages two and seven today. The apartment upstairs was also thoroughly renovated and will be occupied by the partners.

JOHNSON, Andrew Carson (Former owner Johnson Clothing Founding Member Almonte Fish & Game Club Past President Almonte Lions Club Member Mississippi Lodge AF/AM #147) In hospital at Ottawa with his beloved and devoted daughter Bonnie at his side on Monday, March 14, 2005. A. Carson Johnson of Almonte, age 81 years Beloved husband of the late Ottie M. McCreary and dearly loved father of Heather Morphy (Ken) of Brockville and Bonnie Johnson-Rourke (Peter) of Ottawa. Predeceased by his brothers Eldon, Willis and Howard. Very special and loved grandpa of Kimberly Ann Friends may call at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 127 Church Street, Almonte for visiting on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where a complete Service including committal will be held in the Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m., Rev. Jim Ferrier officiating. Spring interment Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. Donations in memory of Carson may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada and would be appreciated by his family. Masonic members will assemble in the Chapel of the funeral home for Service Thursday evening at 6:45 p.m. Published on March 16, 2005

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Almonte Business May 15 1875 Block Sale James Forgie

Old Almonte Photo Collection — In Back of the D. W. Snedden Drugstore 1953

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T. J. Reid Almonte Catalogue 1911-1912 — Adin Daigle

Cochran’s Shell Service– Gail Barr

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O’Kilman Becomes Okilman in Carleton Place and Almonte

Santa Claus Parade Almonte 1974 Business Names

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What Was the David Harum Ice Cream Sundae Sold in Lanark County?

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Robbery at Sinclairs 1886

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Robbery at Sinclairs 1886
Photo: Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage MuseumLost Buildings–Sinclair Brothers Tailor Shop

The Herald says:

On Monday morning, about 2 o’clock, Mr. F. Hollingsworth waa disturbed by some unusual noise, and on getting up and lookout of his window observed a man standing in the passage way between his place and the tailor shop of Mr. Colin Sinclair. The stranger hearing the rustle moved off, and Mr. Hollingsworth retired again, thinking nothing more of it at the time, but on the store of Mr. Sinclair being opened in the morning it was soon evident that strangers had been there.

They effected an entrance through a back staircase into a room where Mr. Sinclair keeps a heater for his irons in the summer season. Here they cut hole beside the lock in the door leading to the workshop, and opened it from the inside, the key being in the lock. From the workshop they descended to the front store and repeated the same operation again, for the door at the foot of the staira was also bolted from the other side.

The burglars here appropriated a suit of clothes, two pieces of cloth, all the silk handkerchiefs they could find, some ties, and nearly all the cuff buttons and shirt studs, also a hat, and possibly more articles not yet missed. They retired by the same way they entered. There is no clue or suspicion as to the daring thieves. This now is the third burglary within as many weeks within our quiet town, and it is about time some action was being taken in the matter. The brace used in this instance was identified by Mr. Graham as his. It.was stolen from his shop, an entrance being effected by a back window.

1886-07-23-01

Sinclair store is now Sinclair Park where the Roy Brown statue is.

Photo: Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

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The Sinclair Family Cemetery–Photos by Lawrie Sweet with Sinclair Genealogy Notes

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

Carleton Place Directory 1906

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Carleton Place Directory 1906
From the Carleton Place Herald– January 15 1910—The King Edward Roller Rink has closed for the balance of the winter. Yes we had a roller rink in Carleton Place

Staff- Both photos Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

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T. J. Reid Almonte Catalogue 1911-1912 — Adin Daigle

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T. J. Reid Almonte Catalogue 1911-1912  — Adin Daigle

All photos- Adin Daigle

All photos- Adin Daigle –read-A Name on a Sign –Thomas J. Reid Almonte

All photos- Adin Daigle

In December of 1918 Thomas J. Reid, who had a men’s clothing and furnishings store on mill Street in Almonte said:

“Understand,” said Mr. Reid, “there is not so very-much credit asked for nowadays, but when it is asked for by men who used to spend their money on liquor, we feel safe, in giving it to them.”

read-A Name on a Sign –Thomas J. Reid Almonte

almonte gazette september 1911

Top (Left-Right) (Robert) John Neely, Samuel Neely, Tom Reid, Job Neely Front (Left-Right) Sarah Reid (nee Neely), Robert George Neely, Sarah Neely (nee Parsons), McCullough, Minnie (Hannah Jemina) Neely

( this photo was in the same family group for Thomas J. Reid)




Name: 1911 Census
Thomas J Reid

Gender:
Male
Marital status:
Married
Race or Tribe:
Scotch (Scotish)
Nationality:
Canadian
Age:
41
Birth Date:
Dec 1869
Birth Place:
Scotland
Census Year:
1911
Relation to Head of House:
Head
Immigration Year:
1882
Dwelling No.:
101
Province:
Ontario
District:
Lanark North
District Number:
89
Sub-District:
18 – Almonte
Sub-District Number:
18
Place of Habitation:
Union
Religion:
Presbyterian
Occupation:
Retal
Employer:
Yes
Employee:
No
Works at:
Clothing Store
Earnings:
500
Life Insurance:
2000
Insurance Cost:
22.00
Can Read:
Yes
Can Write:
Yes
Language:
E
Family Number:
102
Neighbors:
View others on page
Household Members:
Name
Age
Thomas J Reid
41
Angnes J Reid
34
Maggie Reid
15
Maud Reed
17
John Reed
39

read-A Name on a Sign –Thomas J. Reid Almonte

all photos- adin daigle

Giant Tiger Photos — Where Everyone Knows Your Name — Part 1

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Giant Tiger Photos — Where Everyone Knows Your Name — Part 1
Please play while viewing the photos

Sometimes you wanna go
Where everybody knows your name
And they’re always glad you came
You wanna be where you can see (ah-ah)
Our troubles are all the same (ah-ah)
You wanna be where everybody knows your name

Thanks Giant Tiger

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

Sharon FordI think it is the first owner of Giant Tiger in CP. His name was Bert.

Kim Martin Elder— People have identified this as a Giant Tiger– with Betty Currie on the right.. I know you were just a sweet babe when this was taken but any ideas if this was the Bridge Street store? Anyone? Yes, it was the Bridge Street store


Giant Tiger- The Mews
The old Giant Tiger at the Mews..
Sharon Ford Photo
May 25, 2020  · 

Petya Lowes posted this yesterday…Congratulations!!!! **12 years ago today we opened the Giant Tiger on Coleman. I have been in this store since it opened–**Great pic of Ken and Helen Anderson. Really fantastic people.
Kim Martin Elder
May 25, 2020  ·

Kim Martin Elder

May 25, 2020

Petya Lowes-Linda Seccaspina
December 16, 2019  

The man called Ray 🙂

Have you noticed this on the side of Giant Tiger?I was searching for something about a Munroe child being an acrobat in the New York World’s Fair and somehow I came across this video and text from the Carleton Place Library. What happened April 9th 1917?The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought during the First World War from 9 to 12 April 1917. … The battle took place on the Western Front, in northern France. The four divisions of the Canadian Corps, fighting together for the first time, attacked the ridge from 9 to 12 April 1917 and captured it from the German army.McDiarmid Brothers— from The Carleton Place LibraryWe are so honoured and proud to share with you this local documentary prepared in 2007 to commemorate the 90thanniversary of the Battle at Vimy Ridge produced by our summer student, Emma Kinsman. The video was presented and placed at the Perth Regional Historica Fair in 2007.From the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage MuseumThe video centers on the McDiarmid brothers of Carleton Place. Four of the six McDiarmid brothers enlisted in the First World War with only 1 returning home. Harold and Victor McDiarmid were killed at Vimy Ridge, and Arthur, who returned home to die after being exposed to poisonous gas.Following the war, Mary McDiarmid and her only surviving veteran son, Leo, unveiled the Cenotaph in Carleton Place which was created to honour the town’s fallen sons.his documentary was made in 2007 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Battle at Vimy Ridge. It was produced by Emma Kinsman about the McDiarmid brothers of Carleton Place. Four of the sixMcDiarmid brothers enlisted in the First World War with only one returning home. Harold and Victor McDiarmid were killed at Vimy Ridge, and Arthur returned home to die after being exposed to poisonous gas. Following the war, Mary McDiarmid and her only surviving veteran son, Leo, unveiled the new Cenotaph in Carleton Place which was created to honour the town’s fallen sons.Photo—Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage MuseumThis is the second panel of the Giant Tiger Mural. It’s a full one! From left to right: Mary McDiarmid, local teacher and David Findlay, founder of the Findlay Foundry, with the Gillies McLaren sawmill and workers in the background, at center, an ariel view of Carleton Place showing the Findlay Foundry on the north bank of the river, a wagon load of stoves heading to the train station to be shipped and the CPR train bridge with a train heading north. Various lumber mills, churches and our town hall fill the background. Carleton Place has a full and varied history!–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

August 28, 2019  · Shared with PublicPublic


CP Retail News.. Seems like Giant Tiger has some new carts as demonstrated by Sophia Seccaspina LOL- Photo taken by Heather Lalonde
Petya Lowes
November 26, 2020  · 
yes that was me in the Giant tiger costume in 2014 Carleton place Santa clause Parade.
Carleton Place Community Christmas Dinner
December 17, 2019  · 
We love this Town and Community…
A Huge Thanks to Giant Tiger in Carleton Place for your amazing support and Contribution!!
We beyond appreciate it
Remember to support them

Kim Martin Elder
November 28, 2009  · 


— with Petya Thomas Lowes and Rob Lacasse.

Kim Martin Elder with Scoon
August 15, 2008 

Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 


— with Rob Lacasse and Deb StGermain.

Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 


— with Deb StGermain. and Wendy!!!!!
Photo- College Street and Bridge by Mike Jeays

Where everybody knows your name (where everybody knows your name)
And they’re always glad you came
Where everybody knows your name (where everybody knows your name)
And they’re always glad you came
Where everybody knows your name (where everybody knows your name)
And they’re always glad you came
Where everybody knows your name (where everybody knows your name)

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Giant Tiger Photos — Where Everyone Knows Your Name — Part 2– Thirteen Years ago..

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

Giant Tiger Photos — Where Everyone Knows Your Name — Part 2– Thirteen Years ago..

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Giant Tiger Photos — Where Everyone Knows Your Name — Part 2– Thirteen Years ago..

Play whilte looking at photos

Giant Tiger Photos —Giant Tiger Photos — Where Everyone Knows Your Name — Part 1

Kim Martin Elder shared a memory.

 It’s been 13 years since we moved into our “new” location and there’s been lots of changes over the years. I look at the photos and have great memories of that day. Our part timers, who seem so young back then, have all gone on to do their own things…jobs, marriages, and families of their own. I feel old now. 😄 Then there are the “lifers”. We’re still hanging in there, but we have more grey hair now and move a little slower these days. 😆 Lastly, there are the people who are no longer with us…the ones who moved onto other jobs, the lucky ones who retired and the ones we lost…Francine and Kristine, you’ll always be in our hearts.

Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 


— with Ryan St Germain and Stephanie K.
Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008 
Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 

The big unveiling.
Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 

Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 

Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 


— with Rob Lacasse.
Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 
Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 


— with Ashley Ellyce and 2 others.
Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 


— with Ashley Ellyce and 2 others.
Scott Reid-Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 


Ray Dulmage-Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 

Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 

This is where the big guy starts to get all choked up, and we think it’s so cute.
Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 





Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 


Kim Martin Elder
Kim Martin Elder
Kim Martin Elder

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Giant Tiger Photos — Where Everyone Knows Your Name — Part 1

The A & S Leach Grocery Store Carleton Place January- October 1898

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The A & S Leach Grocery Store Carleton Place January- October 1898
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
06 Oct 1898, Thu  •  Page 7

So who owned this business A & S Leach in Carleton Place and where was it? It was run by Abner and his oldest sister Sophia Leach who was 15 years older than him.. Their father was a widow ( his wife was Alice Salter Leach and died in 1871)and the two siblings ran the store. In 1891 Sophia Leach was 30 and unmarried probably because she looked after the rest of the family as she was the oldest. She died in 1898 at the age of 37 and that is probably why the store closed. The whole family is buried in the Franktown Cemetery.

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
11 Jan 1898, Tue  •  Page 2

The Leach siblings took over the Peden Grocery business in January of 1898 which is where Hastie and Tatlock used to be on Bridge Street, which some call the wrong side of the street. ( don’t ask).Peden also made carbonated drinks there.

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Oct 1898, Fri  •  Page 3

Seven months later in October Abner Leache filed for bankruptcy ( Sophia died August 1898) and Lang & Company from Ottawa bought their stock. Lang & Co were basically in the pork business and London House was briefly a clearing house where they bought bankrupt stock and resold it. It was located on Wellington Street in Ottawa.

Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
19 Oct 1897, Tue  •  Page 8

London House in turn went bankrupt in 1901 and the Larose Dept store on Rideau and Sussex bought the lot and sold them at their stores.

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Jan 1901, Fri  •  Page 8

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Jan 1901, Fri  •  Page 8

1891 Census of Canada

DetailRelatedSource

NameAbnor A Leach
GenderMale
Marital StatusSingle
Age15
Birth Year1876
Birth PlaceOntario
Residence Date1891
Residence PlaceCarleton Place, Lanark South, Ontario, Canada
Relation to HeadSon
Religionengl church
OccupationDry Good Clerk
Can ReadYes
Can WriteYes
French CanadianNo
Father’s NameHenery Leach
Father’s Birth PlaceOntario
Mother’s Birth PlaceOntario
NeighboursView others on page
Household Members6
Enumeration District84

1891 Census of Canada

Name:Sophia Leach
Gender:Female
Marital Status:Single
Age:30
Birth Year:abt 1861
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1891
Residence Place:Carleton Place, Lanark South, Ontario, Canada
Relation to Head:Daughter
Religion:engl church
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
French Canadian:No
Father’s Name:Henery Leach
Father’s Birth Place:Ontario
Mother’s Birth Place:Ontario
Name:Sophia A. Leach
Birth Date:12 Sep 1860
Death Date:19 Aug 1898
Cemetery:Franktown Public Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Franktown, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Has Bio?:N
Father:Henry Leach
Mother:Alice Leach
URL:https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/199393025/sophia-a.-leach
W. J. Hughes — The Rexall Drugstore on the Corner

Memories of Mulvey’s Candy Store and Joie Bond — Larry Clark

The Carleton Lunch Bar- Carleton Place Tourism of the Past — Keith Giffin

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 12Dr. 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

More Memories of the Maple Leaf Dairy

W. J. Hughes — The Rexall Drugstore on the Corner

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W. J. Hughes — The Rexall Drugstore on the Corner
Photo-Adin Wesley Daigle
Mayor of Carleton Place – 1922 – Druggist Photo- – Rootsweb–
Photos-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

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.

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
09 Aug 1965, Mon  •  Page 31

Photos-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum ( see the Queens Hotel across the street)

Son of William James Hughes and Mabel Vaughan (nee Strong) Hughes, of Carleton Place, Ontario. Brother of Freda, Morley and Cyril. The Town of Carleton Place remembered Pilot Officer Hughes by naming a street for him.

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Tue, Sep 02, 1941 · Page 9
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
28 Apr 1947, Mon  •  Page 3
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
03 Dec 1921, Sat  •  Page 5