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If you haven't seen this website about Carleton
Villa already, you may wish to check it out.
The Carleton Villa,
once owned by W.O. Wyckoff of Remington Typewriter, is sadly crumbling. It
has been for sale for years, but neglected for over a half century. For
the past few summers, I have camped nearby, and, in my spare time, leisurely
researched (on the web) this one-time jewel at the head of the St. Lawrence.
My photos eventually were made into a slide show for my
summer host, a Carleton summer resident, who doesn't expect the Villa to be
standing when he returns every spring.
Until now, I had only found very brief online bulletin board posts about it and
a few realtor photos. But now I have found what I presume to be a brand new
website advertising this and other similar, historically significant
properties. It is by far the most comprehensive site I have seen about
the Villa; it includes both vintage and current photos. I especially like
the "pre" and "post" restoration photos
(computer-generated) of the same room.
Most people I have spoken to believe the only way it could be
"restored" would be to start from the foundation and replace
everything else above it. The roof is not completely intact, and there
are no windows. Floors have collapsed.
Nevertheless, it is
currently on the market and would make an interesting headline link on your
page. It may even facilitate a sale, since newzjunky.com
is read by more and more people elsewhere.