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Crown Inn / Auberge Crown

Title (Fre)

Auberge Crown




Faded black and white photograph of the Crown Inn on the corner of 2nd (now Devonshire Rd.) and Assumption Streets; the building is a tall, four-storey brick structure with three dormers and two chimneys on the roof; the main floor has arched windows and doorways and the second and third storeys have bay windows at each end; written below the photograph is "Erected 1892" and beside the photograph is: "Hotel + stores cost $18,000. To be erected Cor. 2nd + Assumption Sts. Property covered by mortgage."


The Crown Inn (located at 378 - 396 Devonshire Rd.) was Walkerville's earliest hotel. It was constructed in 1892-1893 to house travellers who had business meetings with Hiram Walker or his associates. The thirty-three guest rooms were located on the second and third floors while employees lived in attic accommodations. Wine and vegetable cellars, a laundry, billiards hall and barber shop were all found in the basement and a generous lobby, restaurant and pub occupied the ground floor. A trace of Second Empire French architecture is seen in the steeply-sloped slate roof.

Place made

Canada - Ontario - Walkerville

Collection Name

Museum Windsor


Assumption St. / Rue Assomption

Buildings / Immeubles

Crown Inn / Auberge Crown

Devonshire Rd. / Rue Devonshire

Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd.

Hotels / Hôtels

Second St. / Rue Second

Taverns (Inns) / Tavernes (Auberges)

Walkerville (Ont.)

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