These photos below are from Jennifer Fenwick Irwin from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
“I have nothing on that house. It isn’t included in any of our maps as it is (was) just far enough out of town to be excluded. My Buffam file is just family trees. I do have the news clipping of the lightning strike of course, and that’s not the same house. The one hit by lighting was frame and had a different roof line.”
I asked Ted Hurdis
“Before my time but it may have been the one before the brick place ? My family will swear it was a meteorite though not lightening. My sister Thelma Savard would know which one for sure. So I was one and in a highchair so 1957.“
Jennifer E Ferris provided this photo –Google Earth street view, zoomed in past the modern house in front of it. Now
I asked on The Tales of Carleton Place if anyone knew anything about the photo of a home on Napoleon Street in Carleton Place that Mike Jeays took years ago. It is important that we document what we remember for future generations..-Linda Seccaspina
Barbara Plunkett-Pearl McRae lived there , and she had a son named John. I knew Pearl McRae. I worked with Pearl at Bridge Estate Manor Retirement home. She cooked the meals there,. She was quite the Lady ,and a good friend.
William Jr had been granted Concession 11 Lot 15 which he sold later and moved to Westmeath, Renfrew ON with wife Margaret Bowes and children. William Jr had a blacksmith shop and was in partnership with Caleb S Bellows (who was postmaster) and he also removed to Westmeath. William Jr had owned the “road to the mill” later renamed Bridge St after he sold. He also had a barn on the site of the current railroad station. Frances Moore
If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up they say. After I had my heart attack, the good people of Lanark County were so supportive of me. It has not been easy for me these past few months, but I insisted on keeping my writing up and specifically wrote about my heart attacks and strokes so others would see we all go through things. Because of all you I didn’t give up on bad days. You have no idea what you did for me.
There are many good folk in Lanark County that ask not for thanks, but when we hear about them they inspire us like Peter Porteous. You seldom see these folks in the newspapers– but I want to make sure they are recognized. If even just a few words, they need pats on the back and gold stars.
I had no idea how many people felt the same way and the other day I received a lovely note from Paula Theriault.
After reading your article about Peter Porteous, more specifically, your comment about people working behind the scenes, a couple people came to mind. Both these individuals I met by chance, and you being a long time resident may know of them and their good works but, no one I’ve talked to has. So as said, your article brought them to mind. This lady’s name unfortunately has slipped my mind. However, I’m sure you can find out. They live on Napoleon street, just a few houses up towards the highway from the 4 way stop at Arthur St. I met this lady when I became curious about her front yard vegetable garden. I took a chance and knocked on her door to see if I could look closer at the garden. Her husband answered and invited me into their backyard to meet his wife. I learned that teenagers had planted the front garden with the directions of a farmer friend. They also invite these and other teens into their home for conversation and a meal throughout the winter Their backyard is beautiful. They are continuing to develop it into a place of peace and relaxation that local seniors might enjoy. All these things they do as a way to “pay it forward’ and share happiness–Paula Theriault
So I have no idea who these people are. Can someone help me so we can put a name to these good folks and add them to “The Good People of Lanark County” and give them the gold star of kindness.
Carleton Place’s first train station was on Mullet Street, which was originally called Napoleon Street years ago. When Napoleon Lavalee bought land where Napoleon Street exists now- the street name changed to Mullet, and Napoleon moved to where it is currently located now, off of Lake Ave West. Lavalee’s white frame home still sits on the corner.
The original Napoleon Street once ended at William Street and the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum believes Mullet Street was named after the Mullet Family. If you look at the map closely no one knows what happened to Quarry or Louisa Street. A similar story exists for Elgin Street between Bridge and Victoria Street. These streets just disappeared.
As early as 1860 the C. P. R line from Brockville through Carleton Place to Almonte was open. When King Edward the VII, then Prince of Wales, was touring Canada he made a tedious journey to Almonte by stagecoach. On his return trip he took the train and went through Carleton Place on the way to Brockville.
The original Carleton Place station stood half-way between William Street and Town Line. (It was Town Line then not Townline) Not far from the railway crossing on Town Line was the old Tweedie home, farther west of course was the Dunlop home. Mr. Dunlop was a cabinet maker, and caskets were among the many useful items he made. The original Gillies home was on George Street and was later on occupied by Hattie McDaniel. Not far from Bridge Street were two small frame homes owned by Jake Leslie.
Carol McDonald–Our dad Desmond Moore born in 1921 built the house on the corner of the existing named streets Morphy and Mullet. He used to tell us the field near the tracks where the condos are now , he played ball in often when he was a kid. When we grew up there , the corner was Napoleon St. and Morphy. Then it’s was named Railroad and Morphy. Then it was Mullet and Morphy . So that history is going back many years. The Mullet house , and the Ferrill house were the only houses directly on Mullet St.the years I grew up therre