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Clake’s Grocery Store Carleton Place — Looking for Info

Clake’s Grocery Store Carleton Place — Looking for Info
Adin Daigle

I had never heard this name before and as I checked out out Ancestry this business was in the late 1940s in the Levine/Comba Building ( across from the Post office) and was owned by Reginald Clake.

He and his wife Ada lived in Moore Street in Carleton Place.

So if you look at the photo he lived in this general area below

Ed Giffin–My brother Terry played with Bernie Costello for many years around CP whenever there was a dance particularly at the Legion. Terry played the drums. I recall that Bernie lived in an apartment above or close by where your Dad had his dry cleaning business. I remember visiting that apartment and seeing an upright piano there. I had no idea at the time that Bernie had started playing because none of us kids ever took music lessons. Bernie always played road hockey on Beckwith Street with us. He always liked to play goal.

I kind of lost track of Bernie in school, I guess because they constantly moved me back and forth across town to Victoria or Prince of Wales from Central School. I don’t recall Bernie ever being in high school. I just seemed to have lost track of him by then.

I remember Charlie, his dad, worked in Clake’s Grocery store. It was located at the corner of Bridge and Albert across the street from our lunch bar.

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 4- Leslie’s China Shop to Rubino’s/Giant Tiger

Documenting Memories 121 Moore Street Carleton Place

Documenting Memories 121 Moore Street Carleton Place

Tom EdwardsDan Williams This is your Mom and Dads home on Franktown Road.

Dan WilliamsTom Edwards Yep lived there from when I was 12 to 20. When dad died in ’83 it sold for 56,000 I think

There was a clause somewhere that stopped anybody building anything in that side lot that would block the view down Moore street from the kitchen window of the original owners. It looks like that house beside is far enough back to meet that clause. There was a car dealer there for a while and a headstone place at one time. Every now and again someone would take the front porch off coming around that curve. Dad fixed that by replacing the wooden front porch with a cement one. We had 3 chestnut trees in the yard that I used to climb. One of which was near the back porch so I could get out my bedroom window and climb down. Not that I ever needed to. As well as the big red maple. Charlie Costello’s BP was across the road and I used to pump gas there. Funny thing is we all smoked then and I can remember filling tanks while having a ciggy. Mom bought groceries across the road at Coolidge’s and I used to charge the odd pack on her account. Told Mr Coolidge they were for mom.

Read-Then and Now–SRC– Ray’s Recollections

Kristin FitzpatrickDan thanks for sharing your story!! It’s so cool hearing all these histories.Really makes me want to know even more about our old place……. although the very coolest thing I know I heard from a woman (sadly now with Alzheimer’s) but on a “good day” her husband drove her here and she was able to remember a lot. She was actually born in the house, in 1920…. her brother too a few years later! She remembered that 2 of our additions weren’t there, and which was her bedroom window. The story was cut short sadly, but it was very cool for sure!

Ray PaquetteWhen I lived as a boy (until aged 12) in the big brick building south of this, the home was owned by Mrs. Griffiths. I certainly remember the chestnut trees and the car lot was owned/run/managed by Roy “Shad” Wilson who later was in real estate in Smiths Falls. His father ran the corner store, at Santiago and Moore before Mr. Coolidge….

Dan WilliamsRay PaquetteKristin Fitzpatrick Mrs Griffiths was the lady who passed away I think before we bought it. Not sure though. Whoever it was had a beautiful player piano that mom wanted to buy but money was tight. After all the mortgage which was paid to Mrs Mervin MacPherson was a whole $58.06. I used to walk it up to MacPherson’s on Antrim street once a month, cash from the time I was 12. Funny, that reminds me is it still notmal for a lady to become Mrs so and so and give up her name when she marries. Mom’s name was Rita but she always sgined things Mrs Omar Williams jr.

Norma FordDan Williams I don’t believe it was a law but something women did back then. My Mom always signed by Mrs. Hilton Dorman and it really angered me. She had a name. I was finally able to get her to sign Mrs. Harriet Dorman in the middle sixties but I couldn’t get her to drop the Mrs. It was just something they were raised with. I think it took the suffragette era to change the way women regarded themselves even

Jeff LevesqueThe O’Meara’s lived there for a long time – maybe 20 or more years. Gary, the Father, was a postal worker in town for a long time. Played in a small band with Pat Wilbond, Nick Williams and others. Amy Margret should be able to fill in the blanks.

Michelle GroulxIt is unfortunate that most of the physical history of this house is gone or hidden.I’m a purist and there are few actual century homes around that haven’t been ruined by ripping out wood, dividing rooms, discarding floors for fake floors, changing out to horrible window choices, paint in garish colours etc.As a historian and anthropologist, this vexes me to no end.

Allan WilliamsThat does look like my grandparent’s house. The last time I visited was in the 1970s. My Dad was Ken Williams.

You can see 121 Moore Street through the windows– Sal and Melba Barker Sal’s Place – Memories of Sal Marinaz (Carleton Place Mrs. Gees)

Sal’s Place – Memories of Sal Marinaz (Carleton Place Mrs. Gees)

Coffee Talk– Coolidge’s Penny Candy and Rochester Street– For Tom Edwards

Then and Now–SRC– Ray’s Recollections

Memories of Mrs. Gee’s Homemade Egg Rolls

Documenting 60 Moore Street Carleton Place

Documenting  60 Moore Street Carleton Place

Jayne GrahamThis was my great grandparents home (Lorne and Jennie Campbell) in Carleton Place. I don’t know when they purchased the home. My parents (Cam and Janet Hughes) lived on one side when I was born in 1963. The house caught on fire I think that year.

When my great grandmother went into what was then called the Lake Avenue Nursing Home, my grandparents Cora (her daughter) and Harold Hughes became the owners. My mom and dad returned to Carleton Place in 1979 and we did some renovations on the house. The house was hit by a car that year when an intoxicated man driving a stolen taxi from Traffords two doors up hit the right hand side in the front.

After my dad died in May 1980, my mom moved from the house to London and my grandparents sold the home. Unfortunately it has never looked the same as I remember growing up. My great grandmother had beautiful roses in the backyard as well as rose bushes growing up the side of what was a lovely front porch.

Name:Lorne John Campbell
Race:Scottish (Scotish)
Birth Date:29 Nov 1884
Birth Place:Ontario
Death Date:20 May 1948
Death Place:Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Father:John Campbell
Mother:Mary Anne Campbell
Spouse:Jennie Mc Mullen

Photos from Jayne Graham

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My great grandmother standing at the side porch with her roses.
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My great grandparents sitting on a couch in the sitting room on Moore Street

Things You Didn’t Know About the Moore House — or Maybe you Did

Things You Didn’t  Know About the Moore House — or Maybe you Did



Carleton Place Canadian 1988 thanks to Doris Blackburn/ Karen Chenier Blackburn

The white aluminum siding house that once sat next to the old Mac’s Milk was home for over 155 years to the Moore family and its descendants.

It is one of the oldest structures in Carleton Place

The house was built by James Pearson Moore, a son of William’s in 1833.



Carleton Place Canadian 1988 thanks to Doris Blackburn/ Karen Chenier Blackburn


It was once part of an 100 acre farm which extended from the intersection of Highway 7 and Franktown Road to Rochester Street and included Lake Ave East to Moore Street and Lansdowne Ave to Napoleon.

The logs for the structure came from the trees located the farm.

Renovations were done in 1970 changing the layout of the interior and a toy room was constructed in the kitchen.

In the far side of the building which once housed a hair salon there was once a small grocery store which was initially operated by James Moore and his wife under the name of JP Moore Groceries and Confectionery. It was operated by various family members until Mac’s Milk opened next door.


Photo Shane Wm Edwards


The house was said to have a friendly ghost live there which has followed the building’s move to its present location as the home of the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce on Bridge Street. If you see shadows or smell the fragrance of violet perfume that would be the ghost of Ida Moore who died way too young at the age of 21 for tuberculosis.



It was once the home at the Moore Street location to Walter Renwick and Associates Travel Inc.

The building can now be seen at 170 Bridge Street in Carleton Place



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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Who Came First? The Morphy or the Moore? The Name Game

Putting Together Pieces About Historical Homes– John Moore’s House –Napoleon Street

Glory Days of Carleton Place–So What Happened to the Moore Steam Engine?

The Beckwith Highlanders and “Humpy Billy” Moore

The Old Grocery Counter –Calvin Moore

If You’re Young at Heart – Rossie Moore Doyle of Carleton Place Turns 100

Walking With Ghosts — The Hauntings of Ida Moore



Sal’s Place – Memories of Sal Marinaz

Sal’s Place – Memories of Sal Marinaz



Valerie Henderson MacIntosh identified the man on the left is Sal Marinaz who owned the restaurant, Sal’s Place. It was located for many years where SRC Music is now in Carleton Place. Trudi and Liz Dickie identified the lady on the right as Mildred Baker.

If you Google Sal’s Place on Google, his establishment’s name still comes up as Sal’s Place-Takeout on 124 Moore St, Carleton Place but it closed in the 90s. What memories of Sal’s Place do you have so we can document it: Thanks!

Terry Latham Haha I looked at him and ??? He was Great.. all the CBers hung out there food was Great. The subs!
Ted Hurdis We loved Sals place. Cheese dog and fries. He always had his Corvette parked at the side of the building.
Linda Seccaspina When did he close? I remember that Corvette!
Ted Hurdis- I’m guessing mid to late 80s (author’s note.. it was more like the early 90s)
Bev Shoots Best subs ever, such a nice guy too and a good memory. When we would go in he would say to me roast beef no green (no lettuce on the sub)
 - Less than 100 yards away is Sal's Place, a...
Greg Nephin I remember he had 2 menus on his back wall.. one was an old style diner one with the letters that stick to a boards.. had some weird stuff like a fish sandwich called something like the Big Erik? Then had his subs menu beside it.  My memories were trying to get a peek of the “artwork” he had up in his office. Hey buddy, sub buddy? He had a couple Playboy centerfolds taped up on his wall in this room off to the side of the counter.. his office maybe? Could only see them if you knew where to stand. He also had McDonald’s style fries
Bob White Pizza sub and onion rings they were excllent– my order
Elizabeth Edwards to Shane Wm Edwards We were so sad when he closed. Loved their pizza. we had a great day for your birthday when we got the canoe and had pizza from Sal’s ❤️
Ben MacRae I vaguely remember when it transformed from an actual service station to Sal’s Place. Sal always would know my dad’s order after my dad would call up and say, “no mustard”. He knew immediately who it was and would prepare my dad’s usual order to be ready for pick up. He had the best veggie sub done in the pizza oven. I also remember every one asking Sal to make their shakes nice and thick and then all of sudden, they appeared as a separate item on the menu and they cost $1.00 more! lol
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SRC Music Store in Carleton Place, Ontario–124 Moore St where the large building once stood and once was a Cities Service gas station. Once Sal’s Place.


Julia Waugh Guthrie Best steak sub in the area!
Sandra Rattray We bought all our pizzas there and my husband loved his subs too. Terrific food. A great loss to the Town.
Tom Edwards His onion rings were to die for and Sal told some of the best stories
Michelle Groulx I think we accidentally broke his window when we were teens but I might have the wrong establishment. (Sorry Michelle I had to end with this– made my day!

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.

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




Then and Now–SRC– Ray’s Recollections

Memories of Mrs. Gee’s Homemade Egg Rolls

Memories of Mrs. Gee’s Homemade Egg Rolls

Remembering The Leatherworks in Carleton Place

Boomers of Carleton Place

Remembering Your Smiling Face at My Second Place

RACK ‘EM UP —Do You Remember George’s Playhouse?

Patterson’s Restaurant Perth

In Memory of George’s Pizza in Carleton Place

Comments About Dorothy’s Tea Room — aka The Eating Place

Twin Oaks Motel Opens -1959 — Highway 7 Landmarks

Dad’s Restaurant Where the Eatin’ was Good!

Let’s Have Some Curb Service!

Food Fit For Olympians in Carleton Place

Remember Blues Night at the Leatherworks? Looking for Memories

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 13

Sentimental Journey Through Carleton Place — Did You Know About Sigma 7?

A Story About Bellamys and Lemon Pie

Who Came First? The Morphy or the Moore? The Name Game



It has been told by Howard Morton Brown that the Morphys reached their land grant nestled by the Mississippi River in the summer of 1819. The government Kings Store stood where Franktown now is. The settlers gathered what was allotted to them and there was no mention which Morphy or Moore was the 5th settler to get a whipsaw, grindstone and crosscut saw. The Moores had already arrived a little earlier in the year. In fact the Moore’s rolled out the red carpet so to speak, when the Morphy’s arrived, and gave them a nights lodging. That was mighty neighbourly of them.


It was recorded that the whole central section of the present town was first located to the town’s founders: the Morphy and the Moore families in 1819 as Crown grants of farm land.  The part extending north of Lake Avenue went to four of the Morphys, and three hundred acres at the south side of Lake Avenue to three of the Moores.  



Because the Morphy’s had a room with the view by the falls-they chose the name of Morphy Falls in 1820. In 1829 there was a name game going on with both Morphy’s Falls and Carlton (no “e”) Place being used. Cousin Alexander Morris chose it upon himself to change the town’s name because of a beloved site in Glasgow that was a location of a music publisher that published bagpipe airs and Scottish songs. A year later the name was altered by postmaster Caleb Bellows to Carleton, apparently by error to Carleton Place. I don’t know about you, but that mistake must have reflected badly on the town. I can’t even imagine the gossip on that one.

So there boys and girls are the dilemma’s of your street names:

Franktown Road was named because it was the main highway. The name Franktown Road ended at the Moore boundaries and became Moore Street. Moore Street ended at Lake Avenue at the physical barrier where the Moore land ended. The main street became Bridge Street because of the central bridge. You have to remember there was no bridge on Highway 7 in those days and everyone headed through Carleton Place on their way to Innisville, Lanark and Perth.  Bridge Street ended at Quarry Road as that portion of the road was named because of the quarry on that same road. Are ya still with me?:)

Bill Mains 2 hours Based on Howard Morton Brown’s maps of settler land allottments, the Morphy’s and the Moore’s were both given land allotments in September 1819. Lockwood’s book shows the date as September 20, 1819 for both.
Herb Moore Carleton Place from Frances Moore bytown.net
Herbert James Moore of Carleton Place photo credit: Frances Moore of the website http://www.bytown.net/moorefamilybyfrances.htm. The picture is of Herbert James Moore (b. 1888 Ontario), son of James Samuel Moore (b. 1863 North Elmsley) who was the son of the same name, James Samuel Moore (b. 1828 Garrison, Lachine, Quebec), whose father was George William Moore (Antrim). Connecting Moores of Maberly, Drummond, North Elmsley, Carleton Place (Lanark County, Ontario) https://thatsrelative.wordpress.com/2019/08/25/north-elmsley-and-maberly-moores/


Thanks to the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum for the photos and help.

Buy Linda Secaspina’s Books— Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac– Tilting the Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place and 4 others on Amazon or Amazon Canada or Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place