Address: 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, Ontario
Built in 1897 - Architect: George W. King
A landmark that is important both historically and architecturally, Carleton Place Town Hall is a fine example of the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The hall was completed in 1897 at a cost of $26,000. The council chamber, old-style concert auditorium and park behind the building are not to be missed.
Boulton House Restaurant located at 35 Mill Street is a fine example of a heritage building being lovingly restored and refitted. The original stone structure dates back to the 1820's when it was first built as a grist mill by Hugh Boulton. Take the time to tour this lovely building, and enjoy the spectacular views of the Mississippi River Falls from the restaurant patio. The patio and restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.
Built in: 1872 Architect: unknown
The railway constructed a large stone roundhouse and machine shop at Carleton Place in 1872, and continued to use this location until 1939. Since 1940, the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers have occupied the old roundhouse. Come and enjoy railway memorabilia, the Real Wool Shop Boutique and the tack/western clothing equestrian centre.
Built in 1872 - Architect: William Rorison
This stone building, constructed in 1872, was originally the town hall and lockup. It now houses the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. Discover the exhibits and displays in the main floor galleries.
Afterwards, enjoy the Victorian garden or walk in quiet reflection in our community labyrinth on the museum grounds.
Address: 225 Edmund Street, Carleton Place, Ontario
Built in 1881 - Architect: Henry Carre (Carr)
This vernacular Gothic church with its steep roof, buttresses, pointed windows, cruciform plan and offset tower is a classic of this type. The interior is rich with many original features. Note the century-old pipe organ, beautiful stained-glass windows and soaring beamed ceilings. Visit the adjacent park for a picturesque view of the Mississippi River and town hall.
Address: 39 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, Ontario
Built in 1887 - Architect: Sidney R. Badgley
This Gothic revival stone church, built in 1887 on donated land, features pointed arched windows, a vaulted ceiling and a magnificent tower. The church was built from native stone, with Beckwith stone trimming, at a cost of $10,500. Sidney R. Badgley was a prominent church architect in both Canada and the United States.
Located on an island and on the bank of the Mississippi River, this building is a fine example of a late 1800's commercial mill operation. The large 4 storey stone structure was constructed by Archibald McArthur in 1871, and served in the beginning as a woollen mill with serveral different owners until 1907. In 1907, McArthur Mill was aquired by Bates and Innis who converted the old woollen mill to a knitting factory. The other adjoining brick structure was added after 1907. A highlight of this building, is the reminence of the old water-powered turbines at the side of the stone building.
Address: Mississippi River, North-east of McNeely Ave Bridge
This vintage photo of the Arklan Island Saw Mill and bridge was taken Sunday May 14th, 1939. The island is ownd by the Town of Carleton Place and was donated to the town for future parkland. The building you see in the picture is now in ruins and the old bridge across was removed many years ago. The island is only accessable by boat today but the ruins and stone channel walls can still be seen today. The island is steeped in history going back to the 1820's. If you look on the historic 1833 district map, the sawmill is noted and it is called Bailey's Mills. It should also should be noted that Carleton Place's first hydro electic plant was located near the Aklan Island Bridge.
Address: Bridge Street, Carleton Place, Ontario
“Dr. Johnston said he intended on having a "modern “z-ray department" constructed with his office and parts of the building would reflect the modern trend to offer better facilities for service to the public.” Carleton Place Canadian Dec. 1945.
Address: 386 High Street, Carleton Place, Ontario
We have all heard of old schoolhouses and churches losing their ‘clientele’ over time and being given a new lease on life as residences. Would you believe that an old service station could be as charmed?
Before the Highway 7 bypass was built, truckers and vacationers alike would have to come down Bridge Street and High Street, making McLinton’s service station and snack bar a popular spot to stop for pie and ice cream.
David Lemuel ‘Lemmy’ McLinton and his eldest son, Russell, could fill your tank with Supertest gasoline, make your car hum again if it needed fixing (and this without computer-assisted diagnostics), and they also provided that now rarely seen commodity, a phone booth for their traveling guests or teenage sweethearts needing to touch base and coo privately.
With the bypass rerouting traffic, and the novelty that was ‘soft ice cream’ being served downtown, the McLintons eventually closed shop.
Can you see the ghost of the old service station and snack bar in the current residence?
Address: Franklin Street, Carleton Place, Ontario
This wonderful stone church is a fine example Romanesque Architectual style. Built orginally as a Methodist church, the corner-stone was laid on the 6th of May, 1888. The first worship service was held December 9th, 1888. The following year the church bell was hoisted into the tower. In 1913, the church was filled with the beautiful sound, when a Casavant Bros. pipe organ installed. In 1939, the old Sunday schoool hall was demolished and a new hall was erected. At that time, a copper time capule was laid with the corner stone on 24th of June 1939. In 1947, a set of chimes honouring the men and women of the congregation who served in World War II was dedicated. Each Sunday since 1947, the chimes accompanied by the organ can be heard before the Sunday service in rememberance.