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Documenting Howard Little — Barber of Carleton Place

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Documenting Howard Little — Barber of Carleton Place

Photo- Martin McNabb

Jim Antonakas had previously purchased the building 2.5 years before that fateful day. Antonakas had originally operated a restaurant in the Byward Market in Ottawa. Everything in the restaurant and garage was destroyed but the firemen aided by the residents of Carleton Place were able to save almost all of the equipment in the barber shop. Later Mr. Little rented space in Ernie Foote’s building on Bridge Street and was expected to move in shortly. In a wonderful small-town gesture Bill Miller, owner of the Queen’s Hotel supplied breakfast free of charge to all the Carleton Place and Almonte firemen. During the fire coffee was served to the fire fighters by Dorothy Burns Snack Bar, the Queen’s Hotel and nearby neighbours.

Author’s note– I had no idea until Lynn Hastie Card told me this morning that Harold Little was the great great grandfather of my granddaughter Tenley Card Seccaspina.

Julia Waugh GuthrieWe had this chair at the cottage for years. Many a time Roge Timmins( grandson of Howard McNeely) and Bruce Guthrie ( grandson of Howard Little) would have shave offs with straight razors.Not sure who won, maybe Teddy Hurdis can tell us….Ohh and I believe they all might have had a bevie or two.

Steve TimmonsJulia Waugh Guthrie Think Dave D got a close shave one nite lol

Ted HurdisJulia Waugh Guthrie we won’t talk about Dave’s close cut. I will say there was no stubble left and a little blood lost but it’s all good !!!

Lynn Hastie-Card to Linda Seccaspina— Howard Little is my grandfather, my Mom’s dad and my cousin I believe still has the chair.

Norma Ford— My brother Jim Dorman helped some guys get the barbershop chair out of the shop, I wonder what ever happened to that chair. I remember he was quite proud of helping.

Joan Stoddart– Mr Little had a horse seat he put over the arms of the chair so little guys would be taller . I remember my brother’s first hair cut from Mr. Little

Jim LockhartHad a number of haircuts in Howard Little’s chair.


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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
22 Dec 1898, Thu  •  Page 2

Bill BrownThanks for this – my grandfather Harvey Campbell was good friends with Howard Little and were apparently on the same baseball team as I just found out!! ❤️

Ray PaquetteThe last hair cut I got from Howard was in September 1968. I was home on leave and during my time at sea, I had grown a beard. My fiancee (and late wife) was not too enamoured with the thought of me in a beard and so in addition to the haircut, Howard got to shave me! This was at his shop which is the site of the Black Tartan..

Julia Waugh GuthrieMy husband has his straight razor and a few other things from his barber shop.

Diane Lackey JohnsonMy Dad, Gordon Lackey, spent a lot of time with his good friend Howard Little in that barber shop.♥️

The picture is of Howard Little courtesy of Julia Waugh Guthrie- thank Julia!
Julia Waugh Guthrie
January 13, 2020  · 

Found these cards of Bruce’s two Grandfathers. Howard Little , Carleton Place Barber and Norman Guthrie from Almonte who did sign painting.


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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
13 Mar 1946, Wed  •  Page 20
Julia Waugh Guthrie
July 6, 2020  · 

Just got this little seat back. It was placed on Howard Littles barber chair for little boys to get their brush cuts. Mrs Little then passed it on to Cora Nolan to use.
Beside Bruce and Bob Houston can anyone else remember this pony chair ?

I know how Rena Little Hastie got her name now– From her Dad’s late sister.

CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa CitizenOttawa, Ontario, Canada05 Apr 1943, Mon  •  Page 10

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
21 Dec 1937, Tue  •  Page 27
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
22 Oct 1949, Sat  •  Page 2

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
06 Feb 1937, Sat  •  Page 11

Leonard Little of Almonte has gone to Carleton Place, where he has taken over a barber shop on Bridge street und will conduct business for himself. Mr. Little learned his trade in Brockville and was therefor eight years. He was in Montreal’ for a year and laterwas with IV. B. James of Almonte. He is an excellent barber and a popular, young man who leaves many friends in his home town November 1930

Julia Waugh Guthrie
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The story behind these photos. This is Colleen Guthrie and her sister Rena Hastie, who just happen to be the daughters of long time Carleton Place barber Howard Little.
The bench they are sitting on was in their fathers barber shop ( I am sure many of you males reading this have sat on it a time or two).
Colleen and Rena were telling us last night that they sat on it quite a number of times while waiting for Howard to finish up work.
Colleen celebrated her 91 st birthday yesterday, there is a lot of years worth of memories on this bench

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Baseball in Carleton Place —- Pollock Cup Winners and The House of David

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Baseball in Carleton Place —- Pollock Cup Winners and The House of David

 

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Julia Waugh Guthrie Photo– 1935
Scored this beauty find at a antique store in Perth. Love the grandstands in back. The grandfather of Bruce Guthrie,Naydene Guthrie Gardiner, Angie Hastie, Lynn Hastie-Card and Mike Downie is in the back row…Howard Little

 

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Another winner from Peter Bradley—

Here are some more cheerleaders from about 1958 with a good view of the bleachers in the background. The girls were being distracted by the boys (so whats new?)

 

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From the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Thanks Jennifer–Llew Lloyd The baseball stadium was part of Riverside Park. The school was built beside the church.

 

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Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Photo

Sandra Mailey baseball photo … my dad’s brother Meyer Doyle, standing to the right

Sandy Dobie Great picture showing the old grandstand!

Linda Begin I miss that old grandstand, I remember going to St. Mary’s me and three friends got caught smoking behind the grandstands Mr. McNaulty our principle was not happy with us.

Dale Costello Spent many a day in the stands. And under the stands. Carleton Place’s answer to Yankee Stadium.

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Ray Paquette During the 1950s, the ball park was the site of games featuring teams of “barnstorming” American professional baseball players who played local teams. The purpose was to raise money in support of local baseball. One such team, “The House of David” featured two things: all the players sported full beards and the game was played at night under lights atop of standards that were brought to town by the visitors. For baseball fans, playing under the lights was an added draw. It’s hard to believe that night baseball was played in Carleton Place before it was played at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs! It was quite an experience for young boys at the time..

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Memories of the Olympia & Howard Little Fire-Ray Paquette

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Memories of the Olympia & Howard Little Fire-Ray Paquette

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The picture above is of Howard Little courtesy of Julia Waugh Guthrie- thank Julia!

The loss of the Olympia Restaurant was a minor tragedy for teenagers in Carleton Place. It was where we gathered to plan our activities for the weekend. On a personal note, the loss of Howard Little’s Barbershop meant I had to find a new “hair stylist” although in truth my crew cut could be duplicated by any of the numerous barbers that plied their trade in town at that time.

The morning after the fire I was on my way to my summer job at 6:00 a.m. and they were still hosing down the remains of the business block. The rebuilding of the Olympia was undertaken quickly so we teenagers were not without a “hangout” for a lengthy period of time.

Thanks Ray for your memories of the: The Howard Little- Olympia Fire on Bridge Street

 

 

 

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In the Year 1923 —- “BHM”– (Before Howard McNeely)

Scotch Corners Union S.S. #10 School Fire

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The Howard Little- Olympia Fire on Bridge Street

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Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum–Howard Little’s Barber Shop, Olympia Restaurant and Elmer Robertson’s garage. 1960

A fire that amounted to $75,000 worth of damage occurred on the main street of Carleton Place in 1960. The Olympia Restaurant, Howard Little’s Barbershop and a garage owned by Elmer Robertson containing a small amount of furniture fell prey to the flames.

Jim Antonakas, his brother Dino and the latter’s wife Pitsa occupied an apartment on the second floor and were wakened by Chief McIsaac who discovered the outbreak at 3:30 am which had originated at the back of the restaurant. A dress shop next door to the burning structure that was owned by Mrs. Eleanor Shane also caught fire during the blaze but Chief Caldwell Wilson was able to save it.

 

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Photo- Martin McNabb

 

Jim Antonakas had previously purchased the building 2.5 years before that fateful day. Antonakas had originally operated a restaurant in the Byward Market in Ottawa. Everything in the restaurant and garage was destroyed but the firemen aided by the residents of Carleton Place were able to save almost all of the equipment in the barber shop. Later Mr. Little rented space in Ernie Foote’s building on Bridge Street and was expected to move in shortly. In a wonderful small-town gesture Bill Miller, owner of the Queen’s Hotel supplied breakfast free of charge to all the Carleton Place and Almonte firemen. During the fire coffee was served to the fire fighters by Dorothy Burns Snack Bar, the Queen’s Hotel and nearby neighbours.

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Author’s note– I had no idea until Lynn Hastie Card told me this morning that Harold Little was the great great grandfather of my granddaughter Tenley Card Seccaspina.

Lynn Hastie-Card to Linda Seccaspina— Howard Little is my grandfather, my Mom’s dad and my cousin I believe still has the chair.

Norma FordMy brother Jim Dorman helped some guys get the barbershop chair out of the shop, I wonder what ever happened to that chair. I remember he was quite proud of helping.

Joan Stoddart– Mr Little had a horse seat he put over the arms of the chair so little guys would be taller . I remember my brother’s first hair cut from Mr. Little

The picture below is of Howard Little courtesy of Julia Waugh Guthrie- thank Julia!

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So I found this picture at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum from the old Canadian files and could not figure out why they would have an old picture of a chair. Could this be a photo of Howard Little’s chair that was rescued?

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Just found this–Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 4 Jul 1960, MonPage 5

 

RELATED READING:

NEW PICTURES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO:  The Fire That Almost Wiped Out Part of Bridge Street

Food Fit For Olympians in Carleton Place

The Moffat Street Fire in Carleton Place– Archie Hudson

In the Year 1923 —- “BHM”– (Before Howard McNeely)

Scotch Corners Union S.S. #10 School Fire

Who You Gonna Call? The Fire Boxes of Carleton Place

What if You Had a Fire and No One Came?

Fire, Could End All You’ve Become — Photos of those that Protect Carleton Place

Burning Down the House in Carleton Place

When The Streets of Carleton Place Ran Thick With the Blood of Terror!- Volume 1- Part 2

Carleton Place Main Street Fire — Okilman’s

The “Chosen Friends” of Carleton Place –The Fire of 1904

Dan Miller of the Queen’s Hotel vs the Town of Carleton Place

 

 

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