A very interesting match holder from Carleton place ….as of right now I believe nobody has heard of this City Grocery….time for some research! I’m leaning towards it being early 1900s
Where was it?
Bridge to Albert Street Corner (side 1) see list below–Lloyd Hughes Vintage Downtown Business List- Margaret Martin
If I read Lloyd’s list correctly then, it would have been the store on the north side of the Masonic Hall, as Johnson’s theatre was in the south side storefront. Thank you!Jennifer Fenwick Irwin- Carleton Placeand Beckwith Heritage Museum
Who Owned it?
Popular grocer William Jenkins who owned the City Grocer on Bridge Street and Confectionary on High Street and this was to settle his estate
1,900 in 1920 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $28,674.42
CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa CitizenOttawa, Ontario, Canada14 Dec 1920, Tue • Page 9
High Street Property-Photo from Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Before Bill Jenkins ran a grocery store on High Street in Carleton Place he was a foreman on the log drives coming down the Mississippi River. The boats they used were twenty feet long, four feet wide, and pointed at each end. A man stood in each end steering the boat using long ash paddles defying life as they rode over the strong waters.–Read-Bill Jenkins- Riverman and Wedding Cake Maker?
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
A new find! A photo of William Jenkins’ Bakery on High Street in 1908. That’s William. And that’s his “neatly fitted up store”. The red brick building exists today as a laundromat, but the white frame building is gone. See the giant painting of a loaf of bread on the side? And IS THAT AN ELEPHANT on the front facade? Very cool.
The following description was published in the Review of Prosperous Towns in the Counties of Lanark and Grenville, 1908:
“Among the well-known manufacturers of all kinds of bread, cakes, pastry and confectionery in Carleton Place we find as a leading one the establishment of William Jenkins which was established 19 years ago. Mr. Jenkins enjoys an enviable reputation as a business man and citizen and it is not to be wondered at that he has an almost exclusive share of the high class trade of the town. The premises occupied on High Street, phone 87, are embraced in a neatly fitted up store. The bakery is equipped with the most modern machinery. The utmost cleanliness is observed in the manufacture of goods. Every convenience is at hand for the successful prosecution of the business and employment is afforded to 2 bakers. Everything in the line of high class bakery goods, choice confectionery is dispensed. A special feature is made of wedding cakes. Weddings, parties, balls and receptions, afternoon teas, are fully supplied with the greatest care and attention and upon the shortest notice possible at moderate prices. Courteous assistants are in attendance at the store. Two delivery wagons are in use and the delivery of goods is attended to with scrupulous regularity and promptness. Mr. Jenkins is also a dealer in flour, salt and fresh groceries. A specialty is made of green and black teas. Personally he is a gentleman of the highest standing and has well earned his reputation for reliability and honorable dealing.”
William Jenkins is my grandfather. My mother Alma Beatrice Jenkins moved to Port Arthur(now Thunder Bay, Ontario) in the early 1920s after both her mother and father had died.There were 6 children in his family. Names were Clara, Stella, Laura, Alma, McBurney(Mac) ,and Dalton.
I can remember that was a grocery shop in the fifties – Mr Cambell I think. He seemed very old and a bit scarey to us children. Only once did we buy a chocolate bar there – and found worms in it!
Mr. Campbell was in Jenkins building and then he moved-Robberies in Carleton Place — Mr. Ed Campbell of High Street
F T Moon had his machine shop next door where the white frame house is in the picture. All opposite Mississippi Motors.
An Interview With Mr. Moon — 1974 — Joan Rintoul and Luke Pettet
The Magical World of Mr. Moon by David Robertson
1905 Ivory Soap Ad ~ Elephants Carry Large Soap Bars
|Racial or Tribal Origin||Irish|
|Birth Date||25 Dec 1858|
|Relation to Head of House||Head|
|Can Speak English||Y|
|Sub-District||Carleton Place (Town/Ville)|
|Neighbours||View others on page|
|Household Members (Name)AgeRelationshipWilliam Jenkins42HeadDelia Jenkins28WifeClara Jenkins11DaughterStella Jenkins7DaughterLaura Jenkins4DaughterAlma Jenkins1DaughterAgnes Juill19Servante (Servant)Rebekah McEachen17Servante (Servant)John Larose22Servante (Servant)Della Larose21LodgerMary B Larose11/12LodgerOliver C Carey43Visitor|
Bridge to Albert Street Corner (side 1)
Mississippi Hotel (McIlquam’s)
McIlquam’s Horse Livery
West Wilson Meat
Mrs. H. Bond Variety– Also Mrs. Beach Variety
H. Bond Barber
Bowland & Sutherland
Thomas Stevens Grocery
Frank McNeely Meat
Chinese Restaurant- later Mac Williams Drugs
Harry Schwerdtfeger Tobacco Shop
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Leslie’s/ Matthews Funeral Director
Leslie’s China Shop- Later Powell Grocers
John Frazer residence
Johnson’s Nickle Theatre
Singleton’s Tin Shop-Also Rubino and George Weir Fruit
Bill Jenkins- Riverman and Wedding Cake Maker?
Before and After in Carleton Place–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Posting
It would also be pretty neat if you have any pics or info on the rink we all played on years ago. They were the Brothers Kane, and a lot of us played minor hockey on the outdoor rink up there on High Street.
It would have been in behind Stonebridge Manor to the right. That’s likely 45-50 years ago, before we all walked to raise money for the arena that we have now. I have an old newspaper clipping that says I played for Armours, and I think Parkman and Taylor was another sponsor.
So what say you? Please leave comments so we can document this.