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Another One Bites the Dust –In Memory of the Holiness Movement Church Building (Hornerites)

Another One Bites the Dust –In Memory of the Holiness Movement Church Building (Hornerites)

Andrea Ross is at Recovery Church.
June 29 at 10:43 AM  · Ottawa  · 

Another beloved landmark has fallen. This time, though, we saved a bit.
this is what it will be replaced with.

Andrea Ross We will likely open it July 6,7,8 or 9. ( Time Capsule)

All photos-Andrea Ross-

I keep telling the story over and over that as a 14 year-old girl in Cowansville, Quebec I fought to have 6 homes of historic nature not torn down on the Main Street. My father was a councillor at the time and was not impressed with his daughter speaking at the town hall meeting, but today many regret the loss of these grand old homes. Once you tear something down, it just can’t come back.

Unfortunately, now many of the oldest and most interesting homes are slowly disappearing due to lack of interest in their preservation. I have a feeling that down the line that only locations that have been deemed architecturally significant are going to be safe from the wrecking ball. So what if a building isn’t beautiful?  Why are we tearing down the brownstones and old brick farmhouses that are now part of our inner cities and towns just because they are not significant?

Many thanks goes to Andrea Ross from Ottawa for documenting this. The fact she took initiative and rescued important artifacts from the building is outstanding. These tear down trends in my personal opinion are forgetting that older buildings are physical representations of our area’s history and culture. They attract tourists, and even town or city dwellers who might like to take a scenic walk or drive to see some of  these old buildings. I still think people want to live in an area that has character with buildings that are memories from our past and attractive accessories to local businesses. 

I’m sure some of you are thinking that this all sounds like an older generation writing about holding on to antiquated thoughts and privileges. There is no doubt that an aging building poses a unique set of challenges, and it’s great when you can retain a building; but it’s not always possible for those even with deep pockets. As  George Pope Morris once wrote “Woodman, Spare that Tree!” I am writing in defense of perfectly good buildings that are razed to make way for new development, and when I see things like Andrea did; I have to document it. Even she could not spare the tree, but she certainly saved some branches.

Thank you Andrea from the bottom of my heritage heart

In Memory of the

This written opinion is of that of the writer only, Linda Seccaspina.

I have documented historical mentions of the Holiness Movement Church below. If you wish to read about the Hornerites-

Hornerites? What Were Hornerites? CLICKhttps://lindaseccaspina.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/hornerites-what-were-hornerites/

By Kim Elder Click here

Heritage Ottawa Newsletter 2014

The Holiness Movement Church was a sect started by Bishop Ralph Cecil Horner (1853-1921) in 1895 when he broke with the Methodist Church. The membership of the sect was drawn largely from rural people in the Ottawa Valley but the headquarters was in Ottawa, which oddly furnished very few members. To outside observers, the services conducted by Bishop Horner appeared to be very noisy affairs. The act of prostration, which led to the unflattering name of “holy rollers”, was for Horner proof that God was changing the seeker’s life from inside out.

 In late 1908 the Holiness Movement Church occupied the vacant house and grounds at 910 Bank Street as an annex to their Holiness Movement Institute, established at 482 Bank Street in the early 1900s. The 1912 Insurance Plan shows the house at 910 Bank Street as well as the Hornerite Church nearby on the corner of Mutchmor (now Fifth Avenue) and Monk. The former Mutchmor home “Abbotsford” is now the Protestant Home for the Aged. In 1914 the Holiness Movement Church focussed their teaching activities at 910 Bank Street. In 1917, the year that Bishop Ralph Cecil Horner was deposed from the Holiness Movement Church, the Institute ceased operation and the building served briefly as a meeting hall. In 1918 it re-opened as the “Holiness Movement College” and in 1925 it adopted the simpler “Annesley College” name, in honour of Susannah Annesley, mother of John and Charles Wesley, the founders of the Methodist movement. 

The Holiness Movement Church appears to have run into financial difficulties in the mid 1930’s. The College closed in 1949 and the building was torn down shortly after. One tangible reminder of the Holiness Movement Church sect is the Ecclesiax Church on the south-west corner of Fifth Avenue and Monk Street. The red granite cornerstone reads “Holiness Movement Church Erected AD 1900-1921”. The first building on the site was listed in City Directories as a “Hornerite Meeting Hall”, a wooden structure built in 1900, later known as the “Holiness Movement Church”. The present Church building dating from 1921, is a brick clad timber structure, likely incorporating the original hall. It has a starkly modern addition to the west, completed in 1950. The Holiness Movement Church joined the Free Methodist Church in 1959. Ken Elder is a postcard collector, a heritage architect and a Heritage Ottawa Board member.

Read-Hornerites? What Were Hornerites? 

Home – Mutchmor PS
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Sep 1926, Sat  •  Page 2
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
19 Feb 1929, Tue  •  Page 17
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
20 Jan 1899, Fri  •  Page 3
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Apr 1897, Sat  •  Page 7
all from Andreas Facebook page link above

My Family Photos — Elizabeth Edwards

My Family Photos — Elizabeth Edwards


Thank you to Elizabeth Edwards of Carleton Place for sending photos of her Mother, Margaret Edwards, family. We love family photos- so please send them in.

Photo Above–

Elizabeth Edwards– This was my granny as a baby and she was born in 1913. Hermione is my moms mom. 🙂 (Margaret Edwards) Hermione’s maiden name was Newlands. Her father owned a hardware store and apartment buildings on 5th Avenue in the Glebe. The building is now home to the store, “The Papery”.


Image result for the papery ottawa

Elizabeth Edwards—My great grandmother with her children; Grenville (the boy), Hermione (taller girl in the back- my granny) and Margaret (my fiesty great aunt)


   Elizabeth Edwards–Hermione
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Elizabeth Edwards–My granny is on the left with my great-great auntie belle who was visiting her from Scotland. This is outside Granny’s family home on Fifth Avenue in the Glebe. She moved to Carleton Place when she was in her 80’s to live on our street to be closer to us. granny lived in her home, by herself, until she died at the remarkable age at 90. She lived beside the Mr and Mrs Barker when they lived on Sarah Street.
Auntie Marg (the younger girl in the photos) on the left
And Hermione (my granny)
On the right
At my parents wedding
Elizabeth’s Mother: Margaret
923049_10151412528646724_1555957255_n.jpgElizabeth’s Mother and Father: Margaret and Shane Wm Edwards.

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign–Dr. Winters 154-160 Bridge Street Carleton Place –Jaan Kolk Files

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign–Dr. Winters 154-160 Bridge Street Carleton Place –Jaan Kolk Files



From Andy Graham–‎Lost Ottawa

This painted window screen has been in my family forever, likely found by my dad or one of his brothers or one of their “questionable friends”.  I’ve always been curious to know when and where (likely in the Glebe somewhere?) Dr. Winters had his/her practice. (edited by Linda to keep Dad’s legacy intact LOL–well done though Andy)

Well our amazing historian Jaan Kolk took up the challenge once again and posted this. The funny thing is I posted the same clipping last week, but in reality it was just another newspaper clipping until Jaan dug more information and now it is
brought to life.


Jaan Kolk added this.

I believe these two men were from Carleton Place originally. In 1898, dentist W.R. Winters is mentioned in the Carleton Place column of the Ottawa Journal (mostly for his hunting trips.) *Henry Winters is also mentioned in the same year as coming home from and returning to dentistry school in Toronto . Since the the sign does not identify which Dr. Winters, I suspect it was from W.R. William’s office in Carleton Place, when he was the only one. It may have been kept by W.R. as a memento when he moved to Ottawa. Here’s one for you, Linda Seccaspina!

Here’s a clip from the Carleton Place column of the Ottawa Journal Oct. 7, 1898. Apparently, false reports of the deaths of prominent people did not begin with internet social media!



Ottawa Journal Oct. 7, 1898




154-160 Bridge Street Carleton Place Circa 1885- Sumner Block

Valiquette’s hair dressing was in this building and later Dr. J.A. McEwen had his office
here. Max Movshovitz’s dry goods store was located in what was known as the
Sumner Building. Morbic Sumner operated a dry goods store also. The Sumner Building at 154-160 Bridge Street is on Lot 25, which is one of the larger lots on Bridge Street. In the 1960’s a large fire occurred and a parking lot took over where some of the businesses had been. So it is unclear based on land deeds if some of the businesses were located in the Sumner Building or at what is now the parking lot. Dr.  William Reuben Winters was a dentist here and lived on High Street. His practice was taken over by Dr. Smith an MD. Two Stanzel sisters operated a millinery store here also.

Marriage 1896

6947-96 (Lanark Co) William Reuben WINTERS, 27, dentist, Pontiac, Carleton Place, s/o Hector & Anna WINTERS married Ellen ELLIOTT, 21, Brockville, Carleton Place, d/o Johnston B & Abigail ELLIOTT, witn: John DAVISON of Carleton Place & Carrie WINTERS of Pembroke, 31 Dec 1896, Carleton Place


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  22 Jan 1904, Fri,  Page 3


I assume that Henry is the brother of William

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  07 Oct 1899, Sat,  Page 6



William R. had the older practice. . I see no mention of family for W.R. in Journal archives. Henry had a daughter Beatrice, mentioned in the Carleton Place column Sept. 12, 1898. May 16, 1917 the Journal reported Dr. Henry Winters’ daughter Beatrice had graduated for U of T, and another note in 1919 had Beatrice Winters on the committee for an Ottawa Collegiate reunion dance–Jaan Kolk


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  13 Aug 1901, Tue,  Page 2



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  14 Oct 1899, Sat,  Page 6


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  07 Oct 1899, Sat,  Page 6


William Winters
Canada Census, 1901
Name William Winters
Event Type Census
Event Date 31 Mar 1901
Event Place Lanark (south/sud), Ontario, Canada
Gender Male
Age 31
Marital Status Married
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity English
Religion Methodist
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1870
Birthplace Ontario—





He Hailed from Carleton Place– Harold Box– The Forgotten Scientist?

Jaan Kolk Files—–

Please take the Devil Out of Me? Rev. James Wilson of Lanark

Did You Know we Once Had a Grand Hotel? The Grand Central Hotel

The Cholera Epidemic of 1911

The Ashton Hotel– Questions Questions Flemmings and McFarlanes

Benoit & Richardson Photo– a Mystery

Before there was Baker Bob’s There was The Almonte Bakery

Does Anyone Remember Cohen’s in Lanark Village?

The Children of Ross Dhu –Evacuation to Canada

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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
30 Apr 1902, Wed  •  Page 5