Victoria Hotel & Jones Shovel Company at 30 King St East, is #1 on the Town of Gananoque’s self guided tour. Its description there reads:
“Victoria Hotel (front portion of the building) now functions as a visitor information centre and the Jones Shovel Co (rear) warehoused their locally manufactured shovels until the mid 1900’s. The building currently houses the local library.”
(Copies of the tour are available at the Gananoque and 1000 Island Visitor Centre, 10 King East.)
Some additional interesting facts about the Victoria Hotel & Jones Shovel Company:
– There was a second hotel and older hotel in this building, known as the Albion Hotel.
– After the town purchased the building from Jones Shovel Company there was a museum run here by the local historical society.
– Don’t forget to look up and see the interesting weather vane on the library portion of the building.
– The Victoria Hotel is one of 11 locations with ghost stories you will find on our Ghostly Gananoque page.