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A Time Capsule on the Malloch Farm

A Time Capsule on the Malloch Farm

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Hi Linda. This is the barn at our Malloch family farm…The barn was built by Dan Malloch my great grandfather in 1909. This is the first major repair ever done on the barn since my great grandfather had the barn built. Check out the thick stone walls. Blake is repairing the corner of the barn his great great grandfather had built. I love history. –Glenda Mahoney


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Sunday- July 8, 2018-We are heading to the farm today to place a time capsule in the barn foundation. I wonder if it will be found in another 109 years. Glenda Mahoney


We each wrote a letter. Money. Crystals. Pictures. A newspaper. We are hoping it will be future Mallochs who open it. My sister Barb said whoever opens it will look at the pictures and say,  “Omg look at their hair look at their clothes!”








Come 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 and The Tales of Almonte

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Should we Really Keep Time in a Bottle or a Box?


Unwrapping 164 Bridge Street in Carleton Place

Time Capsule in the ‘Hi Diddle Day’ House?

Update on the Time Capsule in Springside Hall

The Mahoney Legacy Ends–Masonry Runs in the Blood

The Mahoney Legacy Ends–Masonry Runs in the Blood




There is immense satisfaction in the process of building something with your own hands blood sweat and tears. In the restoration and preservation of a beautiful old building and in using your skills with brick and stone to beautify a new build.

Recent research done by Darlene Mahoney has revealed that the Mahoneys have been building with stone for a very long time.The oldest castle associated with the Mahoney family name is  Ardintenant in Ireland; it dates back to the 1300’s. The original stone walls are still standing. Also notable is Dunlough castle. It is one of the oldest Norman castles in Ireland. It is a famous example of the “dry stone” masonry technique. A common characteristic of all the Mahoney Castles is a second story doorway – always located just to the side of the first story main entrance. A removable wooden ladder would have provided access to the second floor.



Tami Blake and Kerri Mahoney hanging out on the scaffold with Grandpa Joe–Photo Glenda Mahoney


The Carleton Place branch of the Mahoney masons has a more humble history. Joe Mahoney started his  masonry business in the 1960s  until 1988. Joe was a hard working honest man and after his retirement Joe was a familiar sight setting up his lawn chair in the middle of a job site to visit. Jim Mahoney began working for his father in 1971 and took over the business in 1988. Jim attended George Brown College in Toronto and became fully licensed in 1976. He acquired his knowledge, skills and work ethic  from his father. Our nephew Shane worked for us for many years and we were very proud of him when he represented Ontario in the masonry division in the Canada Skills competition.

Over the years, each of Joe and Laura’s sons have helped out with the business, also their grandsons.  Although both Stan Mahoney and Blake Mahoney have worked in the family business they have chosen different career paths and they are both very talented  masons.

But all stories must end and we have made the decision to close the business. We would like to say a big “Thank You” to all of our customers and to the contractors who have employed us. You have enriched our lives in countless ways.

We are proud to leave a legacy of brick and stonework for future generations to enjoy. The Heritage Fitness Center,The International Peace Cairn, Wilderness Tours, the Mississippi Hotel, Mount Pakenham.The Farmers Market,The Old Shoe Factory  and so much more.


We wish  success and prosperity to our fellow masonry companies. And we feel confident that another generation of Mahoneys will someday carry on the brick and stone tradition…after all it is in our blood.

glenda and jim mahoney





Photo Glenda Mahoney

In 1450 this was our castle home built by the Mahoney stone masons in Ireland. They built several castles some of which are still standing



Four castles built by the Mahoneys in Ireland: Rosbrin Ardintenant Dunmanus and Dunlocha castle.













Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come 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.



Putting a Face to Levi Brian, Stonemason, of Carleton Place



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I have been writing about downtown Carleton Place Bridge Street for months and this is something I really want to do. Come join me in the Domino’s Parking lot- corner Lake Ave and Bridge, Carleton Place at 11 am Saturday September 16 (rain date September 17) for a free walkabout of Bridge Street. It’s history is way more than just stores. This walkabout is FREE BUT I will be carrying a pouch for donations to the Carleton Place Hospital as they have been so good to me. I don’t know if I will ever do another walking tour so come join me on something that has been on my bucket list since I began writing about Bridge Street. It’s always a good time–trust me.

Are You Ready to Visit the Open Doors?


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