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What’s in a Picture? Thanks to Sheila Coyne

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What’s in a Picture? Thanks to Sheila Coyne
Photo from Sheila Coyne

Thanks to all of you for sending in photos– I am going to document a few of them.

Stella Waugh

I certainly wasnt built for a tube top. Much fun with that Maryann girl. I remember that day like it was yesterday. We were on our bikes and Craig Robertson came around the corner a bit too fast and we tried to jump the curb and ended up with skinned knees. Good thing the reporter took pic first. There’s your chuckle for the day!

Carly Drummond

Stella Waugh you look awesome! And literally look the same!

Lori Devlin

Stella Waugh I loved those Buffalo sandles but they didn’t have much protection for our feet 

Yvonne Robillard

Omg, haven’t seen or heard of Maryann since Digital

Stella Waugh

Yvonne Robillard Maryanne lives in Brockville. She was such a hoot

Stella Waugh

The best was the night her bell bottoms took on fire. At the old mississlopy.

Stephen Giles

I knew that was Stella without even looking at the caption

Janet Kerry

Great picture. eems so lomg ago. Still as beautiful as ever now.

Sheila Coyles

She is my Sister-inlaw great lady and good friend I hope after this lol

Ben MacRae

I remember Alice McGregor visiting our place when I was a kid. I believe that her husband was Clarence McGregor. Its crazy how our memories cane be triggered by a simple picture.

Donna Mcfarlane

Ben MacRae They lived in the brick house just west of Kettles Ben MacRae

Cindy Stevens McFadden

Grama Stevens

Ruth Anne Schnupp

My Granny Mary Stevens – she was a woman before her time ! I miss her so much !

Linda Gallipeau-Johnston

So remember Mary esp. when I was a kid!!

Gary Leach

Cheerleader Louisa Leach (McMunn)

Kevin Billing

Cindy Black – Billing sporting the white visor

Stephanie Yuill in there too

Stephanie Yuill

Kevin Billing that’s a blast from the past!! How many would go back to being a teenager 😂😂

Kirsten Bruun Watson

Chris Hall (in back with umbrella)?

Heather Lalonde

So much fun!! At first glance I thought that was me on the end!

Leigh Gibson

I see so many faces I recognize: Tim Moore, Jeanette Gallipeau, Stephanie Yuill, Allison Fitzgerald, etc. Flashback for sure. 🙂

Chris Hall

It might be me. How did you guess it was me?

Deb Bigras

My father and his great staff!

Donna Poirier

Deb Bigras thank you Deb, your dad was one of the best as a person and a boss, loved him.

Bonnie Tosh

Deborah Menard. Your dad is in this pic.

Cindy Black – Billing. Morley Black too

Linda Gallipeau-Johnston

There was a lovely gentleman that used to walk down our road every day – lovely man and his name was Ervie Crawford !

Micheal Watt

We had just moved to Carleton Place shortly before this …Great town great people

Deborah Menard

Before they moved here they had a little white wood building on bell street I remember going there with my dad Marty Desarmia

RaeAnn Davey

An amazing, dedicated group ❤️

Carleton Place High School Photo 1954-1955 Name those Students- Larry Clark

Photos of Carleton Place — Larry Clark— Findlay Memories

Gord Cross Photos Carleton Place Documented

Looking for a Photo of the Carleton Place Vikings

The Doors Open Wagon Ride –Valerie Strike Photos– Carleton Place

Mary Cook Photos Of Carleton Place

Carleton Place Photos 1920s

McArthur Island —Photos from Stephen Moore PLUS!

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McArthur Island —Photos from Stephen Moore PLUS!

Photos from Stephen Moore –By the vintage of the Volkswagen bus I would say the last photo is approximately 1970-Perhaps you could ask folks to see if anyone knows what that building was for on the right side.

Photos from Stephen Moore-I would think this picture was likely early to mid 1960s
Photo Linda Seccaspina
From Stephen Moore

Once upon a time at the McArthur Mill. I received this picture from the owner of the mill and Kenwood Industries, Mr. John Chapman. I would think this picture was likely early to mid 1960s. Not many people on your Facebook page will remember seeing this gear house I would suspect. Perhaps you could ask folks to see if anyone knows what that building was for on the right side. Check out the bell tower on the mill as well.

Mr. Chapman and his wife were classy people and he ran a very successful veneer cabinet company as well as being the landlord for rhe first Digital Equipment company location, wrangler Blubell jeans, a company that made aquatic vehicles and the company I worked for which was AMP Fiber Optics. That land along with the parking lot that was taken over by the town was all owned by Mr. Chapman. In the spring the river essentially ran through the basement several feet deep. Absolutely fascinating building.

Also from Stephen Moore

In 1870 Building of the first stone structure of the present Bates and Innes Woollen Mill was begun by Archibald McArthur and was completed a year later.  The central building was five stories in height.

n 1872-In the McArthur cloth factory (now Bates & Innes) ten new looms were added.  Napoleon Lavallee removed his hotel business to his large new stone building at the corner of Lake Avenue and Bridge Streets.

A fire loss of over $20,000 in 1877 destroyed the Cannon mill and the machinery of its lessee William H. Wylie, who moved to Carleton Place where he leased the McArthur (now Bates) woollen mill and later bought the Hawthorn woollen mill. The McArthur woollen mill, equipped to operate by waterpower of the lower falls, was leased and reopened by William H. Wylie when the country’s business depression became less severe.

John Gillies of Carleton Place bought the McArthur woollen mill at the present Bates & Innes site from its first owner Archibald McArthur. The reported price was 40,000. W. H. Wylie, lessee of the McArthur mill, bought the Hawthorne woollen mill from its new owner James Gillies at a price reported as $19,000.

From MVTM

McArthur Woolen Mill (1871)
  • 105 Mill St, W 1/2 Lot 15, Conc 12 Beckwith Township.
  • The Archibald McArthur and Company Woolen Mill was built in 1871 and was operated by the company until 1876. The woolen mill, equipped to operate by waterpower of the lower falls, was later leased and reopened by William H. Wylie in 1877 when the country’s business depression became less severe. Wylie operated the mill until 1881.
  • It was then sold to John Gillies in 1882 and operated until 1900 under the firm name of J Gillies, Son and Company ; John and James Gillies; The John Gillies Estate Company Ltd .
  • In 1900 it was sold to the Canada Woolen Mills Ltd who went bankrupt in 1904. The reason was stated to be loss of Canadian markets to British exporters of tweeds and worsteds.
  • It was later sold to Bates and Innes in 1907. Bates and Innes Co. Limited equipped the former woolen mill as a knitting mill. In 1909 , the Bates & Innes knitting mill, after making waterpower improvements, began running night and day with 150 employees.
  • It was and still operating in 1911 as a knitting mill.

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

It’s Photo Friday! This photo is of Sarah Evangeline McDiarmid. She’s posing at the base of the stone CPR underpass on Mill Street. Today it’s almost completely overgrown and unseen. Evangeline was born in 1889 and grew up in the big stone house at the end of McArthur Street, a daughter of William McDiarmid, store owner, and Mary Lavallee.
Any time you travel under the C.P.R. Bridge to McArthur Island or down Princess Street, look to the left. That corner that is now occupied by the Town of Carleton Place Public Works Dept was once the Morphy homestead.The home “with a view” was later repaired, and became a white clapboard house. It was then turned over to the Bates and Innes nightwatchman. The homestead was dismantled in 1914. I have no idea why there is not some sort of historical plaque or reference to one of the founders first homes in that location.

Photo on left taken by Cathie Hawkins McOrmond on her balloon ride yesterday– Photo right Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum–
McArthur House on McArthur Ave near Barkers

McDiarmid Tennis Courts Photos Photos Photos

The Faeries of McArthur Island- Dedicated to the Bagg Children

The River Dance of the McArthur Mill in Carleton Place

The McArthurs of Carleton Place

The McArthur Love Story

Stephen Moore–Look at that beautiful railing. The railing is behind the yellow Kenwood Industries building behind the McArthur Mill now.
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
October 1, 2021  · 


It’s Photo Friday again already!
This great candid photo of Mima Bond was taken on the south bridge to McArthur Island.
Mima McDonald was born in 1876. She and husband Harry Bond lived at Bridge Street where they raised 7 children and had side by side storefronts; his a barbershop, hers a wool and novelty shop. After Mima’s death in 1958, daughter Joie took over the shop – many still remember it as being a crazy cluttered space!
Check out the details in this photo! Mima’s fabulous hat! Her gloves! The detailing on her skirt and shoes! That box camera! Her beaded purse! Behind her is the stone Bates and Innes Woolen Mill, built in 1872 and without the brick addition to the north. The wooden bridge she’s sitting on was replaced with a concrete one in 1920..

Dedication to Deachman’s Bridge 1946–Photos— thanks to Laurie Yuill

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Dedication to Deachman’s Bridge 1946–Photos— thanks to Laurie Yuill

Sunday, Feb 5th, 2022– from local historian and friend Laurie Yuill

Good afternoon Linda. I hope you’re doing well. I saw you did a piece on Deachman’s Bridge. Do you know the history on the bridge? What was there before this one was built?

I’m scanning some of my Grandmother’s photos and came across a couple of pictures of a bridge with no description on it. Then I came across later in the album of the dedication to the Deachman’s Bridge on November 29, 1946. I’m thinking that the pictures of this other bridge, may be one that was built prior to its replacement in 1946. There is a tree in both pictures, that to me looks like the same tree. Could you help me confirm this?

Dang straight it was… so here is the Dedication to Deachman’s Bridge 1946 thanks to Laurie Yuill

 Deachman’s Bridge, Lanark

How to Get There: ( Lanark County, Ontario)Go to Lanark Village on Highway 511. In the middle of the village on the main street (George), turn east on Owen and then onto Rosetta Road. The bridge is over the Clyde River, just out of the village.

Old and new Deachman’s Bridge–I’ll send you everything I have.
Unfortunately I don’t even have a date on when the pics were taken of the old bridge. But I have 2 of them from different angles.
Charles Deachman
W.L. Dixon, F.W. Matthews, M.L. Woods, November 29, 1946
These are the Reeves for Drummond, Bathurst, Lanark Townships and the Reeve of Lanark Village
Reeve Stewart, James McLaren, Lorne Somerville, M.L. Woods, Agnes Yuill & W.H. Stead

L-R L.C. Affleck, Lorne Stewart, Charles Deachman, John C. Mather, W.L. Dickson, Harold Mather, F. W. Matthews, Agnes Yuill, W. H. Stead, Lorne Somerville, Mrs. Jim McLaren, James W. McLaren, M.L. Woods, Mrs. Lorne Stewart and Mrs. M. L. Woods

Thanks Laurie Yuill you years of photos you have sent us all to enjoy!!

The Hart Children of Lanark — Laurie Yuill

  1. Photos of Laurie Yuill- Somerville/Mather Picnic 1937–Charles Home, Lloyd Knowles House–Foster Family 
  2. Mr. Lionel Barr’s Store Middleville and Other Mementos –‎Laurie Yuill‎

The Old Lionel Barr Sawmill Middleville 1941 — Laurie Yuill

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION–70 YEARS OLD  –Laurie Yuill Part 1

 

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 2 

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 3-“There is no use in my joining the Society, as I have nothing to exhibit”

Middleville School Photos- Laurie Yuill

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 4-“the proprietor of a merry-go-round was paid a bonus to bring his machine to the Fair “

Middleville– Yuill- Photos Laurie Yuill

Walter Mather Yuill — Died at age 28

Photos of Men at Work – 1920s — Don’t Forget About Me!

DEACHMAN related reading

The Deachman Brothers Revivals of Lanark County

Stories About Deachman’s Bridge?

Documenting Ed Pelletier -Photos- Stuart McIntosh

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Documenting Ed Pelletier -Photos- Stuart McIntosh

Ed Pelletier with his nephew Bill and the farm dog. When Bill was born, Ed and his wife Beckie wanted to adopt Bill as they had no children. Grandma kept Bill however and raised him along with his 8 siblings. This photo was taken over 100 years ago. From Stuart McIntosh

Just to add This pic of Bill in 1952 holding a nephew. Bill married late in life and had no children of his own. — From Stuart McIntosh

Documenting E. M. AHEARN Somerset and Arthur Street

Documenting Something We Didn’t Know – Doctor Worley — Jordan Montfils and Donna McFarlane

Documenting Brooke Valley Hippies 1992

Documenting The Brooke Valley Hippies – 1981

Documenting Updates to THE CAVE AT POOLEY’S BRIDGE STORY (2019) Part 2

Documenting Mr.and Mrs. William Fest Transportation Building or—I Want Candy

Documenting a Lanark Highlands Building

Documenting Howard Little — Barber of Carleton Place

Documenting the Golden Eagle Gas Bar — Mill Street

January 1920– Church Street School in the Winter — PLUS PHOTOS

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January 1920–  Church Street School in the Winter — PLUS PHOTOS
Karen Hirst
June 12, 2018  · 
Church Street Public School, Almonte…memories were made within these classroom walls….if only they could talk what would they recall?
With a new school build, Church Street Apartments now occupies the site.

1866- The Church Street Schoolbuilt at a cost of $3,175—contract price.Almonte Church Street Public School, 1950/51 -MARG DRENNAN-

January 1920

Schools reopened on Monday after the Christmias holidays, with good attendance. Unfortunately the Church Street school was so cold that the children had to go home again. This has occurred several times this winter, and the explanation given is that the furnace is too small. There is a new teacher engaged in the person of Miss Eileen Staley, of Wolfe Island. She succeeds MissKate MacDonald, who resigned before Christmas. Miss Robeson, who also resigned before Christmas, is doing duty until a successor has been appointed. January 1920

Buddyzee FisherI lived in that building for a few years. Great place with huge high ceiling and similar heating bills. Lol.

In the 1890s P.C. Dowdall’s Drug Store was on Bridge St. in Almonte near the railway. In the entrance, the weather forecasts were posted up daily, providing a point of interest each day for the children walking to and from the Church Street school.

PUPILS WERE READY TO TESTIFY AGAINST PRINCIPAL OF SCHOOL (By Dugald Campbell) It has been a long time now since this little item happened. But it was back in Almonte around the latter 1800s likely. The old town had two’ famous school principals. One of course, was the redoubtable P. C. McGregor, patron saint of Queen’s University at Kingston, and for many years principal of Almonte High School. P. C. was really something. My story, however, concerns another principal, the late John McCarter. He was an old dour, stubborn Scot with a single mindedness and a stern approach to life. He held forth in the Church Street School, and he trudged, summer and winter, across the Bay Hill and up Mill Street. John McCarter was a stem disciplinarian aland he did not hesitate to lay on the birch rod at times. His arder in this direction brought him into trouble.The old man licked a lad named Jack Carney rather heavily, and there was such a rumpus kicked up that the case was sent up to the higher court in Perth. The late E. W. Smith (Almonte magistrate) did not wish to get into trouble with the two principals in the affair, so he wisely sent the case up to the county court. Mr. A. M. Greig represented School Teacher McCarter, and W. H. Stafford represented Jack Carney. The presiding judge was Judge Senkler at Perth. Carney’s lawyer took a cart load of school youths to witness that Carney took a shellacking. I was not one of the kids, but it was a great day when the prosecuting lawyer took the kids over to Perth. The late Sandy Robinson took his famous side-seater to Perth with his team of steppers.Twenty two miles was a long trip in those days, and there was a lot of heat generated around town because of the interest in the case. John McCarter had many friends and it would have been suicidal had he lost the case, but because of the youth of the lads, who were keyed up to take their oath re the licking of the Carney lad, the wise old judge dismissed the case. No evidence was taken because of the youth of the witnesses for Carney. Jack Carney’s health was not abated one whit, and maybe it was a good thing for the discipline of the town, but it was hot stuff when it lasted.

Also read—

Miss Christena Dunlop –Teacher Church Street School

Almonte Church Street Public School, 1950/51 -MARG DRENNAN

Thank you to Fran Cooper
Good morning, Linda,
Church Street Public School, Almonte that was taken on the lawn near the school for 1950-51.
I want to try to get everyone’s name and then I am going to donate the photo to the North Lanark Museum at Appleton so many people can enjoy it.
Fran Cooper.
Almonte Public School 1950-51 Photo
Back Row: Left to Right: Mrs. Howard Giles, Miss Edna Ross, Miss Agnes Gillies (later Mrs. Stuart King), Miss Marion McGill (Mrs. Murray Cavanagh), Miss Margaret Rodgers, Diane Larocque, _____________, Donna Honeyborne, Ruth Craig?,
Next Row: (short row)
Mr. Hal Farnham, Principal, John Sutherland, Miss Elizabeth Schoular
Next Row: _________, Raymond Morton, Jackie Philips, Garnet Rodger, __________,
Bob McClymont, Bob Andrews, _________________, ______________,
Second Row: Earl Needham, Hugh McMullan, Bert McIntosh, Donnie Andrews,
___________, Arthur (Artie) Wilson, Gordon Paterson, ______________,
_____________, ____________,
First Row: Elgin Miller?, ____________, ____________, ____________,
Deannie Lotan, Earl More, Billy McClymont,

Brent Eades
October 6, 2020  · 
School in Almonte 100 years ago, give or take. This is Church Street School in the early 20th century, exact date unknown. It’s now an apartment building.

From Frank will Fix it..
Linda, here’s a picture you might find interesting. Church Street School, Grade 1 class picture 1959-1960. I’m in the 2nd row, 3rd from the right. Frank Blakeley

Bob Smithson grandpa and Cameron smithson middle row

Alice CharleboisJohn Dalgity , your Uncle Jack is in first row 5 from left, Gordie Lotan 3 over from him. Your dad Garry second row, 7th from left. I have that picture with the names.
Karen Hirst
September 4, 2019  · 
Church Street Public School

Gwen OneillI loved that school playing ball at recess was my favourite time there. Haha
Sheila Mueck and I were there at same time.

church street school -CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
14 Jul 1971, Wed • Page 2

Catherine LehewShe was known TINA DUNLOP..she taught GL Comba (my mothers father) in grade school.
She was tall woman always worn dress very Victorian.. my mom had Ms Ross Gr 1..Tina Dunlop had grade 2 1934. Very stern..walk around with a pointer line us up along the wall to learn your authentic very stern.
She possibly my mother’s grandmothers cousin
My grandmother was Jenny Dunlop married Charles Comba originally from Pakenham.
My us Emily Comba

Judy Reid Hamre
July 8, 2021  · 
I went to Church Street School until grade 5. This was grade 3 not sure why it says G.L. Comba because everybody in the pic can confirm it wasn’t Comba!

Comments-

Church Street School-Hello Linda,My mom was born & raised in Almonte along with her 8 siblings. My Uncle worked the print shop for the Almonte Gazette, Uncle Fred was reeve at on time, my aunts worked in the flour mill Grandpa Clement built homes and helped build St. Mary’s church twice ! Thanks to Lin Jones

Almonte Public School 1959This school had a girls’ entrance on the East end and a separate boys’ entrance on the West end. The playground was even divided into a girls’ playground and a boys’ playground and we didn’t dare cross the line. The full basement was divided into a basement for boys and a basement for girls to use in inclement weather at recesses. Also, a girls’ cloakroom and a boys’ cloakroom on each floor and a girls’ stairs and a boys’ stairs to the second floor and to the basement.Anyone remember Church Street Public School? With Miss Ross on the piano?- Ian McDougall Tokyo Every morning the whole student body would gather in the foyer and sing, God save the Queen, Oh Canada and Don’t Fence Me In. I lived there for a short time, less than a year, but remember that I really loved the town.-Prudence Hutton Florida

More about the Church Street school-A hostel on Church Street?? Do tell…. Clipped from The Ottawa Citizen, 10 Jul 1971, Sat, Page 37 CLICK to read all..
Judy Reid Hamre I went to school @ Church St. and I remember thinking how cool it was to have a drop in centre (I was 11)
Glenn Arthur I remember that and the descrption that the teens were given by Mr Galligan. I also was a Volunteer at the Centre along with other teens in town that that all turned out to be pretty good citizens of Almonte and area
Judy Reid Hamre
January 10, 2020  · 
This is the clock that hung in my classroom. My father rescued it after the school closed

Cathy PatersonSure do grade1 to 6 awesome to sets of stairs going up two down to the cloakroom boys side and girls side lining up outside to go in ! Off to classroom then assembly then singing God Save The Queen then The flag would go up of Elmer the Saftey Elephant of no accidents! School patrols out on the corners

Marty TaylorThink I only went there 1 year? Don’t remember much except the whole class got half a day off due to the smell after I threw up on some girls back in the classroom.

Sandy FranceThe grade 8 boys were tasked with wrapping the Union Jack flag so it could be unfurled by yanking on a cord during the singing of God Save the King. One day some wag filled the flag with small pebbles. Mr. Farnham was not impressed by the ensuing clatter.

Donna TimminsI went to the high school for Gr.1 with Miss Rodger, then Church St for Grade 2, 3, 4 &5 with Miss Rodger, Miss Gillies who later married Stuart King & Mrs. Penman for Grade 5. Mr. Sutherland in Gr. 6 which at Easter we transferred to the new GLComba and then back to Church St. for Gr. 8 with Hal Farnham. Lots of fond memories.

Judy Reid Hamre
January 11, 2020  · 
I bought Miss Schoular’s Singer treadle sewing machine at a flea market in Carleton Place in the late 70’s. It had every accessory imaginable and sews beautifully

Don RaycroftGlenn Arthur A “beautiful” addition if I recall.😊I remember Ed Giffen teaching us the football basics and how to win. When he started the program I remember him saying you guys will be able to hit each other without visiting Mr. Farnham.It didn’t seem funny at the time but I have often laughed about it over the years.And I have no idea how he got in his Austin Mini. Maybe he took the front seat out??

Simpson Book Collection – History of Westboro– 1927 reprint – 1927 Advertisements –Where was PALM BEACH?

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Simpson Book Collection – History of Westboro– 1927 reprint – 1927 Advertisements –Where was PALM BEACH?

Facsimile of 1927 under original title: “History of Westboro, Ontario.” 82pp., ill., maps, folding ill. Interesting period ads published in 1980-From the Simpson Book Collection-Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

There was an interesting ad about Palm Beach. I found a few newspaper clippings, so hopefully someone will add to it. Highway 15 was first designated as a provincial highway in 1920, although its original route was quite a bit different than the route that we are familiar with today.Highway 15 was extended along the Queensway concurrently with Highway 7 from the Richmond Road Interchange to the Greenbank Road Interchange, where the highway ended at Highway 17. The concurrent route of Highway 7/15 between Carleton Place and Ottawa was discontinued in the early 1970s, when Highway 15 was truncated at Carleton Place.

So where was Palm Beach listed as being in Westboro, on the March Road on Highway 15?

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
06 Mar 1946, Wed  •  Page 17
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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Jul 1928, Wed  •  Page 21
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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
19 Apr 1932, Tue  •  Page 6
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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Sep 1935, Sat  •  Page 19
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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
15 Aug 1931, Sat  •  Page 19

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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Aug 1939, Mon  •  Page 5
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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Jul 1925, Fri  •  Page 2
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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Jul 1931, Tue  •  Page 6
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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
30 Jun 1931, Tue  •  Page 6
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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Jan 1932, Mon  •  Page 8
back cover of History of Westboro 1927 reprint

Also read-

“Ear Infection” Series —-Remember Brewer Pond? Bathing Island?

The Ghost of Black Rapids

Buttermilk Falls — Location Location Location

Comments..

John Irvin30 minutes

My guess is that “Palm Beach” morphed into the “Ottawa Beach” I went to as a kid. Currently this is the Eastern section of Andrew Haydon Park.

Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

Remember Lover’s Lane? Lover’s Walk? Les Chats Sauvage? Simpson Books

You Have to Open Up a Business Here!!! 1912 Ottawa Marketing — Simpson Books

Down on Main Street– 1911-Photos- For the Discriminating and the Particular — Simpson Books

The General Hospital 1867-1929 Photos — Simpson Books

Renfrew Fair 1953-1953-Ed and Shirley (Catherine) Simpson

Did You Know? Union School #9 and Goulburn #16

When One Boat Filled the Rideau Lock–Rideau King

Women’s Institute Burritts Rapids 1902-1988

Looking for Photos of ‘The Castle’ in Ashton

A Romantic Story of the Founding Of Burritt’s Rapids

The First Half Century of Ottawa Pictorial McLeod Stewart – Simpson Book Collection

1906 INDUSTRIAL AND PICTURESQUE OTTAWA CANADA – PHOTOS— Simpson Book Collection

Ottawa, The Capital of the Dominion of Canada 1923 Simpson Book Collection

Views Of Ottawa (Aylmer) Basil Reid 1890-1900 Simpson Book Collection – Photos Photos Photos

The Ottawa City Directory 1897-98 —Simpson Book Collection

“Ottawa Flashbacks” Photo Collection- Simpson Book Collection

Norman Levine– Selected Photos– Lower Town- Simpson Book Collection

Sussex Street— Photo Collection — National Capital Commission – Simpson Book Collection

Sussex Street— Photo Collection — National Capital Commission – Simpson Book Collection

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Sussex Street— Photo Collection — National Capital Commission – Simpson Book Collection

The development of a ‘Mile of History’ on Sussex Drive was the primary action item listed in the conclusions of the National Capital Commisson’s landmark study of 1961 and no date on the 95 page booklet. Photos from Public Archives of Canada.

From the Simpson Book Collection

Sussex Street at Rideau 1875
Brown’s Shoe Store 15 Sussex Street 1875
Faulker’s dry goods store Sussex Street 1875
Transportation on Sussex Street
Sussex Street- south end about 1870- also immerial garrison barracks with duble verandah
The barracks became a hotel with a third verandah 1875. The building was restored without verandahs.
Christian Brothers schools 1873

Michael BowieLost Ottawa
February 5  · 


Another from the “photo within a photo” series. Sussex and George, probably a reject because the OER streetcar is blurred, however, lots of interesting images to be found. My favourite is the man “assisting with the inquiries”

Kelly Kelly
December 17, 2017  · 




Fri Feb 20 1970
re: Disco 70 at 500 St Patrick St (ad for le Hibou at bottom)
Curtis Webster1873– Dacier the druggist and Germain the tailor Sussex Street 1875
Lost Ottawa
December 16, 2017  · 




Saturday Night in Lost Ottawa, featuring two pictures of Café L’Hibou on Sussex Street — in 1875 and 1965.
L’Hibou was one of Ottawa most prominent music venues. Folk, blues and local rock. All sorts of famous acts played there.
Architecture students at Carleton are documenting the building, so if you have stories to tell … now is the time!
Alas, I was too young
Lost Ottawa
November 10, 2018  · 




Ottawa’s Hobby House store is now located on Montreal Road. But here’s a surprise I just came across.
Apparently, in the 1950s, it was located on Sussex Street, right next to the Hughes-Owens instrument store. I did not know that!
And look, they were just getting their models of the Avro CF-100.
(LAC e999912274-u)

Jaan Kolk

November 10, 2018  · For those wondering where the top of the building went, here’s a photo of the fire that was likely responsible (LAC MIKAN 4511673). I had thought this was the big fire at that location Nov 26, 1919, but the fire trucks are clearly too modern. From aerial photos, the top floor-and-a-half was still there in 1945. Since the Hobby House had left that location by 1962, that sets the date range

Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

Remember Lover’s Lane? Lover’s Walk? Les Chats Sauvage? Simpson Books

You Have to Open Up a Business Here!!! 1912 Ottawa Marketing — Simpson Books

Down on Main Street– 1911-Photos- For the Discriminating and the Particular — Simpson Books

The General Hospital 1867-1929 Photos — Simpson Books

Renfrew Fair 1953-1953-Ed and Shirley (Catherine) Simpson

Did You Know? Union School #9 and Goulburn #16

When One Boat Filled the Rideau Lock–Rideau King

Women’s Institute Burritts Rapids 1902-1988

Looking for Photos of ‘The Castle’ in Ashton

A Romantic Story of the Founding Of Burritt’s Rapids

The First Half Century of Ottawa Pictorial McLeod Stewart – Simpson Book Collection

1906 INDUSTRIAL AND PICTURESQUE OTTAWA CANADA – PHOTOS— Simpson Book Collection

Ottawa, The Capital of the Dominion of Canada 1923 Simpson Book Collection

Views Of Ottawa (Aylmer) Basil Reid 1890-1900 Simpson Book Collection – Photos Photos Photos

The Ottawa City Directory 1897-98 —Simpson Book Collection

“Ottawa Flashbacks” Photo Collection- Simpson Book Collection

Norman Levine– Selected Photos– Lower Town- Simpson Book Collection

Norman Levine– Selected Photos– Lower Town- Simpson Book Collection

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Norman Levine– Selected Photos– Lower Town- Simpson Book Collection

–From the Simpson Book Collection-Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

Author Norman Levine (1923-2008) is just one of the many talented people who grew up in this neighbourhood.  This is an opportunity to share some knowledge of the vibrant history of the area. 

Norman Levine left Lowertown in the 1940s but returned often in his writing. Levine’s experiences of growing up as part of Ottawa’s working class Jewish community form the basis for the walk. Building on his books and short stories, the tour will highlight some of the people and places on the streets east of King Edward Avenue where many Jewish families got their start in Ottawa.click here

Levine, Norman, 1923-2005.Contributors: McDuff, Johanne.1977, Book , [64] pages : Toronto Public Library – There is one on Biblio here

Lower town horse market- 1914
York Street Market 1911
Lower town market 1918

1921

Hay Market with the Royal Exchange and Commerical hotel in the background 1918

Jaan Kolk
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Here’s my favourite market photo: LAC 3192913, from Dec. 23, 1926:

Lowertown and Vanier

Streetscape Memory Bank: Levine’s long lost Lowertown remembered

Battle of the Hatpins — Women of Local History

From Carleton Place to “the Laff” — The Life and Times of Peter Prosser Salter

Childhood Movie Nights at Reliance Motor Court in Eastview — Noreen Tyers

At Church on Sunday Morning From the Pen of Noreen Tyers

Hitching a Ride Cross Town — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers

The Flying Teeth in Church — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth

Simpson Book Collection

Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

Remember Lover’s Lane? Lover’s Walk? Les Chats Sauvage? Simpson Books

You Have to Open Up a Business Here!!! 1912 Ottawa Marketing — Simpson Books

Down on Main Street– 1911-Photos- For the Discriminating and the Particular — Simpson Books

The General Hospital 1867-1929 Photos — Simpson Books

Renfrew Fair 1953-1953-Ed and Shirley (Catherine) Simpson

Did You Know? Union School #9 and Goulburn #16

When One Boat Filled the Rideau Lock–Rideau King

Women’s Institute Burritts Rapids 1902-1988

Looking for Photos of ‘The Castle’ in Ashton

A Romantic Story of the Founding Of Burritt’s Rapids

The First Half Century of Ottawa Pictorial McLeod Stewart – Simpson Book Collection

1906 INDUSTRIAL AND PICTURESQUE OTTAWA CANADA – PHOTOS— Simpson Book Collection

Ottawa, The Capital of the Dominion of Canada 1923 Simpson Book Collection

Views Of Ottawa (Aylmer) Basil Reid 1890-1900 Simpson Book Collection – Photos Photos Photos

The Ottawa City Directory 1897-98 —Simpson Book Collection

“Ottawa Flashbacks” Photo Collection- Simpson Book Collection

Remember When? Jamiesons — Now and Then-Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 5

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Remember When? Jamiesons — Now and Then-Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 5
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Vintage Photos of the Gals — Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 4

Heilans Lanark Caldwell Reunion 1899 — Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop – Part 3

The White Pines of Carleton Place — Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 1

Did you Know About the Caldwell First Nation?

Glory Days in Carleton Place — Doug Caldwell

What do the Darou Family of Bakers and Minnie the Hooker Have in Common?

Documenting The Lanark Village Caldwell Home –“The Hielans”

The Second Location of Darou’s Bakery in Carleton Place?–Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 2

Revolutions of Death at Caldwell & Son’s

“Ottawa Flashbacks” Photo Collection- Simpson Book Collection

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“Ottawa Flashbacks” Photo Collection- Simpson Book Collection
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Boys fishing on McKay’s Lake in Rockcliffe- National Archives of Canada 1890- “Ottawa Flashbacks” –From the Simpson Book Collection-Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Ottawa Collegiate Institute- Now Lisgar Collegiate –National Archives of Canada 1880- “Ottawa Flashbacks”– Ottawa Flashbacks. A Postcard Book of 30 Black and White Historical Photographs. Willowdale. Firefly Books. 1990 12x 18cm

From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Rideau Falls National Archives of Canada 1855- “Ottawa Flashbacks”
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Skating party at Rideau Hall National Archives of Canada 1915 – “Ottawa Flashbacks”
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- April Snowstorm on Sparks Street– National Archives of Canada 1885 – “Ottawa Flashbacks”
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Chaudiere Falls– National Archives of Canada 1900- “Ottawa Flashbacks”
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Building Union Station downtown Ottawa- National Archives of Canada 1911- “Ottawa Flashbacks”

Byward Market 1921
York Street in the Byward Market 1905
Construction of Centre Block 1863
Children in “Central Park”. This park encirclingPatterson Creek featured an ornate wooden bridge spanning the pond.

please note this post was fuzzy. Fireman fighting the fire at the Parliament buildings.

Victoria Museum from Metcalfe Street 1911
Sparks and Bank Street looking east 1900

Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

Remember Lover’s Lane? Lover’s Walk? Les Chats Sauvage? Simpson Books

You Have to Open Up a Business Here!!! 1912 Ottawa Marketing — Simpson Books

Down on Main Street– 1911-Photos- For the Discriminating and the Particular — Simpson Books

The General Hospital 1867-1929 Photos — Simpson Books

Renfrew Fair 1953-1953-Ed and Shirley (Catherine) Simpson

Did You Know? Union School #9 and Goulburn #16

When One Boat Filled the Rideau Lock–Rideau King

Women’s Institute Burritts Rapids 1902-1988

Looking for Photos of ‘The Castle’ in Ashton

A Romantic Story of the Founding Of Burritt’s Rapids

The First Half Century of Ottawa Pictorial McLeod Stewart – Simpson Book Collection

1906 INDUSTRIAL AND PICTURESQUE OTTAWA CANADA – PHOTOS— Simpson Book Collection

Ottawa, The Capital of the Dominion of Canada 1923 Simpson Book Collection

Views Of Ottawa (Aylmer) Basil Reid 1890-1900 Simpson Book Collection – Photos Photos Photos

The Ottawa City Directory 1897-98 —Simpson Book Collection