Doors Open Ontario

While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

Old Federal Building (Post Office) Doors Open Carleton Place

Federal Building and Post Office

(Photo: From the Collection of The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum)

Old Federal Building (Post Office)

This building was designed by Thomas Fuller, architect of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The clock tower was added in 1913. It is built of red sandstone, sitting atop a limestone foundation. It served as the post office and customs house for Carleton Place until 1970. During Doors Open, only the main floor offices will be open.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

81 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-353-7013


Year built: 1891
Architect: Thomas Fuller
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Romanesque revival
Building type: Post office

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Old Federal Building (Post Office) 81 Bridge Street