Lake Avenue West at Napoleon Street, ca 1919
Lake Avenue West at Napoleon Street, ca 1919

 

Carleton Place is a vibrant, heritage-rich community located 30 minutes west of Ottawa. Our community‘s roots were planted by early settlers who emigrated from Ireland and Scotland to establish new lives. By employing their skills and trades, and using locally available materials, Carleton Place grew out of the rocky soil of Lanark County.

Over the years, the early community builders created beautiful stone churches, a stunning town hall, stately homes and commercial buildings. The passion and desire to construct these beautiful buildings remain an enduring testament to the tradesmen and architects of the time.


Carleton Place treasures our built heritage, and the people who shaped the community.  The pages contained in this website tell the story of a comunity built on the banks of the Mississippi River and the hardy people who setttled it.

 

 

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This Website is sponsored and produced by the Municipal Heritage Commitee of the Town of Carleton Place. Content cannot reproduced or copied without permission of the commitee. Any stories or articles reproduced with permission in this website are the property of the writer, and the opinions expressed or applied are that of the author and NOT the Town of Carleton Place or members of the Heritage Commitee.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The following have provided material for this website:
David Robertson, The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, The Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Society, Terry Skillen, Jennifer Irwin, Lise Heroux, Ron Goebel, Lyle Dillabough, Mary Cook.

 

 
 
 
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