Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | September 19, 2013

Artifact of the Week – King George Hotel Cornwall – photographs, Grindley Hotelware egg cup, creamer and salt cup

king george 1The King George Hotel was built as a private residence by Dr. Noah Dickinson in the 1820s.  It was never used as a home, but served as the County Court House, barracks, ballroom and concert hall.  It became the American House around 1873; then the Balmoral House before at the turn of the 20th century and finnaly the King George in 1910.

King George 005Blue, white and gold Grindely Hotelware, England circa 1920 used at the King George.  The cup on the left held sugar and is missing its lid, the egg cup is in the rear and a creamer on the right.

king george 2The hotel underwent many alterations which covered the original roof line and entrance.  They were, however, still there under the facade.  Circa 1955.

king george 3The King George was destroyed by fire on Valentine’s Day, 1997.

These photographs are just three of the more than 350 images of Cornwall found in the SD & G Historical Society’s new book titled CORNWALL SCRAPBOOK, due to be released mid October at a cost of $25.  For information email:

Images ©Cornwall Community Museum


  1. I have an actual invoice from The King George restaurant t that I would like to donate to the museum but don’t know how?

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