Heather Lalonde and I often chat about our two houses trying to figure out the history and story behind them. What would you recommend to get some information about these 2 places, I known there’s a story somewhere! I also spoke to the neighbour at the other side of Heather who is closer to the mill ( Robin and Adin ) All to say that perhaps these little houses on Emily street have a connection to the mill.
The very end house was on a map of the mill in 1872. Bill and Judy’s house across from us was Hughes Saw Mill. I love that you share this historical work, really shows a labour of love. If you have any information on 90 Emily or Heather’s house (think she is 92?) Please let me know. Erin Mills
The Board of Health held an adjourned meeting on Wednesday night. A reply was read from Dr. Bryce. provincial health inspector, to a motion of enquiry from this town regarding a piggery on Emily street, of which the neighbours had made a complaint. The letter placed the matter with the scope of section 72 of the statutes, and the board accordingly ordered that the piggery was to be removed within a week.
At the end of Emily Street ( as Emily Street to Victoria Street was called Elgin Street) the piggery was called “Stinktown” as the owners boiled down food waste they found through the town and sold some of the materials they rendered to candle makers and the like and fed whatever was left to the pigs which they fattened up and sold to local butchers. The resident who was handed Section 72 tried to hide his pigs under his bed and in dressers, though the police found them. Despite attempts by the piggery owner to maintain his property and livelihoods, the village effectively shut the pig farm down that summer. July 1899
Photo from The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum-Bridge Street – the west side, between College and Emily/Elgin Street. No date, but c.1950. The occasion was an Orange Day parade, and landmarks include a barber shop, Chinese Laundry, the Roxy Theatre, and Carleton Lunch Bar. J. Gordon Lancaster is marching in the front row, second from left.
An unsanitary condition upon a laundry premises on Bridge street, opposite the post office also received attention. The medical health officer had ordered the complete abatement of the cause of the nuisance. No idea what it was. July 1899.
The Lees opened a Chinese Laundry in Carleton Place and Hong On had been hired as an assistant. One day Charlie Sumner was picking up his laundry when Charlotte Morrison entered with some work to be done. She asked Charlie what the proprietor’s name was. Without batting an eyelash he replied, “One Lung”. Charlotte commented that it was a particular name and could not understand why Mr. Hung On and and Mr Sumner were in fits of laughter.
Did you know? Mr.Taylor’s ( Taylor Garage on Mill Street) son Gordon spoke fluent Chinese and practised the language with the owners of the local Chinese laundry on Bridge Street. It was said Gordon was a spy for the British Secret Service and later became a missionary.
Karen Prytula is looking for..:
My first cousin 5x removed was William Allen, publisher/printer/editor of the Carleton Place Herald. When he died in 1944 he was living at 18 Emily Street. The 1921 Census tells me his house was of wood. So, I’m looking for a pic of 18 Emily Street before it was covered over. I have included a pic below of what it looks like today, but I am looking for an older pic – from before it was renovated.
Just thought I’d put the ‘feelers’ out there.
Thanks to Nancy Hudson.. we have a photo of the old Flint house on Emily Street that we were looking for a photo this morning..Nancy said: Here is a picture with that house in the background taken circa 1955 – we lived across the street at the time.
Did You know?
William Allen was born in Aylmer (1858), and so I was reading my Aylmer books trying to glean information on what his life was like there before coming to Carleton Place. He was only 25 years old when he bought the Carleton Place Herald off of Poole. William Henry Allen who was the proprietor and editor of the Carleton Place Herald for 60 years
William Allen did not die in that house….but that is where he was living in 1944 before being admitted to the Almonte hospital, where he died after a day and a half.– Karen Prytula
The James Poole estate sold the Carleton Place Herald, founded in 1850, to William H. Allen and Samual J. Allen ; and sold the family’s large stone residence at Bridge Street and the Town Line Road to David Gillies, son-in-law of James Poole. William H. Allen continued publication of the Herald for sixty years. David Gillies, original partner and later president of Gillies Brothers Limited of Braeside and member of the Quebec Legislature, maintained his home here until his death in 1926. Its site was the place of residence of six generations of the Poole family.