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Object ID # 1959.060.001
Title King's Royal Hotel at Balmy Beach
Object Name Print, Photographic
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Description A very large, framed photographic picture of the summer hotel that was at Balmy Beach (near Owen Sound - West Shore area) in the early 1900's to 1916. It was known as the King's Royal Hotel. Mr. John H. McLauchlan and Joseph Kent McLauchlan were involved with it. J. M. Walsh was its Manager c. 1903. It officially opened on July 1, 1902.
Collection Fine Art Collection
Provenance Made for John H. McLauchlan or Joseph Kent McLauchlan, who owned the King's Royal Hotel at Balmy Beach, just northwest of Owen Sound, Ontario. The size of this image suggests that it was an advertising photograph. The hotel was short-lived, as it could not compete with Muskoka's resorts. It was torn down during World War I (1914-1918) in 1916. The hotel was part of McLauchlan Park, which had playing fields, a ferry boat dock, picnic areas, etc. The Archives has a blueprint plan that shows the different features of the site, and other archival items.
People McLauchlan, Joseph Kent
Walsh, J. M.
McLauchlan, John H.
Subjects Hotels
Architectural photographs
Search Terms King's Royal Hotel
Balmy Beach