Monday, May 16, 2011

Something Missing

This is a little park area between our Town Hall (on the left) and our Youth Centre (on the right). It has a fountain, benches, and a few historical plaques along the river. To get the whole space in the photo I had to set myself up in a parking lot, so excuse the dumpster!

While filing at the museum I came across these photos of the same space from the early 1980's. It blew me away. I had no idea two houses (one gigantic...) used to be there. No idea. Were they there before the Town Hall was built? Who would allow two building to be built so close to each other in the first place? And why aren't they there anymore????

2 comments:

Queen Sabe said...

Hi Jenny, just found your blog though the Carleton Place forum. Great post! My husband and I walk through town all the time and comment on old foundations we see imprinted in the ground. Neat to see that spot had two homes - there's really no trace of them now!

Isabella

jenny said...

Hi Queen Sabe. On one of your walks through town you should pop into the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum. I'm there Monday to Friday and would be happy to show you around!

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