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Documenting and Reusing Old Doors Jenny Doyle

Documenting and Reusing Old Doors Jenny Doyle

Photo doors- Jenny Doyle

Hi Linda,

Thought you’d be interested in these French screen doors that we found up in our barn.

This shows the before and after – I single handedly stripped them with a heat gun, and then repainted them.

They still needing screen and molding…and will go on our new sunporch.

(We have the original hinges, cleaned and ready to go as well. They are powerful and swing both ways, and we have 2 old enamel push bars advertising Five Roses Flour and Robin Hood Flour that we found up there as well, which we’ll add. )

Jenny Doyle

Riddell— H B Montgomery House History For Sale

What Happened to the Riddell/ Montgomery Doors? Three years later…  Sherri Iona (Lashley)

Reusing the Past of Carleton Place — The Morphy’s and the McCann’s)

Found in the Floors of my Summer Kitchen — Amy Thom

My Old House — Part 2- Amy Thom

Documenting 72 Prince Street Carleton Place

Documenting 72 Prince Street Carleton Place
Charming single family home built in the 1890’s welcomes you with its wrap around front porch. Inside you find many original features including pine floors, wood trim and high ceiling

Diane JohnsonOur family lived there from about 1966 to 1990. My sister may have some photos of the house. The Johnson family, Jack and Marge, and Lynne, Diane, and Ross.

Sue JohnstonDiane Johnson i remember this house..many fond memories 👍

Stephen GilesMarcia McKay what years did your family live here?

Marcia McKayLet’s see….We lived on Mary Street and then would have moved to Prince Street in the late ’50s, and my brother was born in ’63, so it was the mid ’60s when we moved back to Ottawa. There are some large trees missing, and there was a storage/play area under the whole porch – a nail sticking out of the door nearly cost me an eye. McIsaacs lived across the street, and George McDonald and family were next door, so it was a safe neighbourhood!!

Diane JohnsonMarcia McKay We must have been right after you. The McIsaacs lived across the street and the Purdys lived next door.

Stephen GilesDiane Johnson you were.

Marcia McKayI used to love sitting on the vent in the livingroom and reading.

Marcia McKayMy brother was about 3 and stayed amused pounding nails into the veranda – my Dad would pull the nails out so he could do it all again. No, he’s a computer wizard, not a carpenter!!

Deanna FenwickWe bought the house in 1987 and sold it in 2020 – Graeme and Deanna Fenwick.

Prince Street Photos

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
May 23, 2017  · 

Howard Morphy, his wife Kate and three children pose for us in this photo.They lived on Prince Street in Carleton Place.
Howard Morphy married Christena MacPherson in 1914, and had one daughter, Margaret Joan, b.1927. Christena died in 1929 and Howard later married Katie McPhail (1893-1981).
Howard died in 1956.

Related reading

The Story of the Old House on Princess Street

Documenting The House on Highway 7

Documenting The House on Highway 7
Clara Ashton

Clara AshtonAbandoned – Ottawa/Gatineau & The Valley

Yesterday at 9:55 AM  · Oh the nostalgia. I sometimes shed a tear driving by. My childhood home, now sitting empty and without a doubt falling apart on the inside.

It’s not technically “abandoned” I guess. Its vacant and I don’t think the inside has been maintained since 2013.

They cut the grass in the summer and if I’m not mistaken they use the barns for storage, but the home has not seen a family since June 2013 when we moved out. In the winter nobody plows the driveway, so it really looks lonely that 6 months of the year.

The farmhouse is located outside of Carleton Place, right before scotch corners road and tatlock road when you’re going westbound on highway 7.

Part of me wonders if they’re sitting on it to eventually sell to a developer, but that’s nothing more than speculation.

It’s been sad slowly watching things fall apart throughout the years. I wish they’d do something with it.

Clara AshtonTom Montreuil my mom and dad bought it in the late 90s. My mom ran her equine boarding and tack store out of it from 2001-2010ish

*I’m not recommending that anyone trespasses, it’s very much owned by someone*

Clara Ashton

Amanda Grace Emon photo from 2011

Ahh reminiscing on old times!
Clara AshtonAmanda Grace Emon used to have a good photo of the kitchen… can’t seem to find it. This is my sister and I from one Halloween, you can see the mudroom and part of the kitchen…
So many memories in this house
Clara Ashton
From the Tales of Carleton Place

Victoria WilliamsonThe golf course owns it! I’m sure some day they will add more holes for the course maybe make it into a club house.

Troy StanzelThat was my grandfather’s farm Lindsey Thompson

Ashley MarieI used to shop here when Clara was little. Her mom is a wonderful lady. I miss riding here and spending my hard earned barn chore money 💜

Emma Drummond-LeclairAshley Marie right?! I remember when Clara was a little girl too! Running around the shop!

Dawna HurdisUsed to be a beautiful home when my Grandpa owned it. So much character on the inside! Saddens me as well each time I drive by and see it deteriorating. Lots of child hood memories on that property!

helma DowdallWhen I was a child this house belonged to a Mr. and Mrs Boland. They had no family. I always thought that they had the house built but I could be wrong.

Jessica RaceyI’ve always loved this home!! I can never understand why people just leave homes to slowly deteriorate. Why not rent it out, if it’s just sitting there and someone still owns it?

Dave HickThe attic is full of guano and the house has virtually no insulation knob and tube wiring an outdated oil furnace single pane windowsHowever it would be a great candidate for a complete overhaul

Tanis CordickDave Hick we were u set the assumption the owner of the golf course had bought it and was going to use the house as a clubhouse, I’m guessing that’s not the case 🤷‍♀️

Dave HickTanis Cordick i did an inspection on it before the golf course bought itBarn is in good shapeGood deal on the land because house needed lots of work

Documenting Houses -Almonte — Marshall Street

Documenting Houses -Almonte — Marshall Street


143 Marshall Street Almonte now for sale

This place is now for sale so I put put a 411 on information so we can document it. Thanks john Morrow

John Morrow— I lived next door to this house with my grandparents, Frank and Agnes (Napier) Morrow, on Marshall Street before I started school. My cousin Maureen (Morrow) Dugdale and her husband Jim bought that house from our grandmother shortly after they were married.


When I was living there the house was owned and occupied by Morley and Louise Parsons and their family of 5 Morley had a huge garden in the open space between the two houses. Their son, Morley Jr.(surprisingly nicknamed “Dick” or Dickie” despite their full names being Harold Morley Parsons in both cases) died in a freak shooting accident trying to unload a gun at a police checkpoint on Wolf Grove Road in September 1968. When my Dad, who was born on Marshall Street, was growing up the owners were Amos and Rose Robinson, parents of Jenny Munro of Clayton.



  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 23 Sep 1968, Mon, 52 years ago

 - Young hunter killed on trip with his girl...

 - PARSONS, Harold Morley In nosmtal, Almonte....

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 23 Sep 1968, Mon,
  3. Page 26Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.relatedreading

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