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QUINN’S INN: The Inn in St. An­drews West was built in 1865 as a ho­tel and tav­ern for John Sand­field Macdon­ald, who was On­tario’s first Premier, serv­ing from 1867 to 1871. On St. An­drew’s Day of 1865, he held a party at the partly com­pleted hostelry where it was re­ported that 600 to 700 young peo­ple danced Scot­tish reels. Be­tween 1895 and 1989 the build­ing op­er­ated as a store. It was re­turned to its orig­i­nal pur­pose as a restau­rant and ban­quet hall in 1991. It takes its name Quinn’s Inn from Nolan Quinn who along with Bryan Barker restored the build­ing in 1990. This photo was taken in 1900 when Quinn’s Inn was a store op­er­ated by El­iz­a­beth and Wil­liam Master­ston.

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