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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
L'Orignal in Prescott and Russell United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)

Le White Inn / The White Inn

The White Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, July 4, 2022
1. The White Inn Marker
Le White Inn

Propriété de Nathaniel Treadwell, le terrain fut vendu à Eden Johnson puis à Chauncey, son fils. C'est sans doute à William Moody, un bâtisseur de métier qui acheta le terrain en 1824 que l'on doit la con- struction de la maison. Vers 1843, William Coffin s'y installa jusqu'en 1863. C'est alors que le terrain de 170 acres et la maison devinrent la propriété des O'Brian, de père en fils. John O'Brian et son épouse Susannah convertirent la grande maison en auberge et l'exploitèrent jusqu'en 1950. Nommée le White Inn, cette auberge fut très populaire auprès des voyageurs. Un ancien dépliant publicitaire mentionnait que les tarifs au White Inn étaient très abordables : des chambres à un dollar par nuit par personne et des repas à soixante-quinze cents ou à la carte.

En 1972, la famille de David Christie prit possession de l'ancien White Inn.

The White Inn

Property of Nathaniel Treadwell, the land was sold to Eden Johnsen and then to Chauncey, his son. It is assumed that William Moody, a builder by trade who bought the land in 1824, built the house. Around 1843, William Coffin settled
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on the farm, staying until 1863. At that point the house and its 170 acres of land became the property of the O'Brian family, going from father to son. John O'Brian and his wife Susannah converted/their large house into a popular guest home which they operated until 1950 as The White Inn. An old advertising pamphlet mentions that the White Inn rates were very affordable: rooms at a dollar per night per person; meals at seventy-five cents, or à la carte.

In 1972, David Christie's family took possession of the former White Inn.

Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 45° 37.957′ N, 74° 39.209′ W. Marker is in L'Orignal, Ontario, in Prescott and Russell United Counties. Marker is on Front Road West (County Highway 24), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 Front Street W, L'Orignal ON K0B 1K0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Seigneury of L'Orignal (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); Palais de justice et prison / Court House and Jail (approx. 3.2 kilometers away); Bureau d'enregistrement / The Land Registry Office (approx. 3.2 kilometers away); District Court-House and Gaol 1825 (approx. 3.3 kilometers
The White Inn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, July 4, 2022
2. The White Inn
away); St Jean-Baptiste Catholic Church (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); Maison Poulin House (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); Presbytère de l'église catholique / Rectory of the Catholic Church (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); Banque Sterling Bank (approx. 3.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in L'Orignal.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2022, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2022, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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