Villa Saint Joseph-du-Lac (Lakeside Inn)

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Each pewter ornament (2 3/8" dia.) is dated and identified on the reverse and comes with a card giving a brief history of the landmark.

The present Villa Saint-Joseph-du-Lac at the head of Lake Milo in Dayton, Yarmouth Co., N.S. was originally a posh railroad hotel. Built in 1930-31 by the Canadian Pacific Railroad Company, Lakeside Inn continued in operation until 1960. The Inn had a five star rating and was as popular locally as it was for American visitors. Its many interesting and grand architectural features are similar to those found in other railroad hotels of the era. It is built of concrete and stone with stucco finish in the French Eclectic style and has a deep verandah across the front of the main section.

In 1960 it was bought by Les Religieuses Hospitalieres de Saint-Joseph and is operated as a long term care home under the name of Villa St. Joseph-du-Lac. It is a provincially funded, not-for-profit facility with 79 beds. "The Villa" is accredited and welcomes residents from all walks of life.

Price: $15.95