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Simcoe House Hotel

Located in: Springwater Township
Location #1920
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Location Owner:oleboy
Creation Date: 8/31/2010
Last Updated: 4/6/2014



Description
Simcoe House Hotel (O'neil Tavern)

The present Simcoe House Hotel (O'neil Tavern) building is believed to have been built in 1882, on a tavern and halfway house that dated from around 1850.

Hillsdale is the half-way point between Barrie, on Lake Simcoe, and the Military and Naval establishment on Georgian Bay in Penetanguishene. The Simcoe House Hotel is considered to be the last remaining surviving stage coach stop.
The landowner Charles Davis is said to have hired William John Davenport in 1882 to build the structure. The Davenports were freed slaves who came from the United States and were Hillsdale's first settlers back in 1819.




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Quick Winter Visit
Simcoe House Hotel
Created on:4/6/2014
Created by: Lovejoy
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Simcoe House Hotel
Simcoe House Hotel
Created on:4/8/2011
Created by: ehar
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Simcoe House Hotel
Simcoe House Hotel
Created on:8/31/2010
Created by: oleboy
5 photos


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Status: Abandoned
Category: Motel/Hotel



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Emily says:
7/12/2019 2:16:35 PM

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On 9/24/2014 6:19:26 PM user Motleykiwi changed the following: description
On 4/6/2014 6:34:15 PM user Lovejoy uploaded photos : 2014 Nature Footage_7.jpg / 2014 Nature Footage_8.jpg / to SID: 462014152738
On 4/6/2014 6:28:30 PM user Lovejoy uploaded photos : 2014 Nature Footage_4.jpg / 2014 Nature Footage_5.jpg / to SID: 462014152738
On 4/6/2014 6:27:49 PM user Lovejoy created gallery : Quick Winter Visit
On 8/19/2013 11:07:48 PM user OAP deleted gallery with SID : 8231920131510
On 8/19/2013 9:26:10 PM user Golson Moldon moved gallery titled "Artistic Windows" from location #9399