Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | January 19, 2017

Artifact of the Week. Coaster from the Fiesta Room and Wharf Lounge, Lloyd George Hotel.


This coaster from the late 1970s was donated by Judy Raymond of Belleville while doing some house-cleaning.  You may wonder why this was taken?  The answer is simple, nothing is too small or trivial for the museum if it is Cornwall related, and ephemera like this coaster is impossible to obtain without the help of everyone.


The Lloyd George started out as the Clifton House as seen in this 1901 photograph.  It was purchased by veteran innkeeper J.R. Duquette and expanded and renamed by Duquette.

scan0025The hotel subsequently became the New Windsor.


In 1946 it became the Lloyd George under the proprietorship of Lloyd G. Gallinger and George A. Bringloe.


In 1967 Steve Kovinch purchased the property and operated The Wharf and Fiesta Rooms, which have come down in history as somewhat notorious watering holes.  The structure was demolished in to make way for the Cornwall Square in 1978.


The Pitt Street entrance to the Cornwall Square now occupies the location.

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