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Fryfogel's Inn

Fryfogel's Inn

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted October, 2004

Fryfogel's Inn

Photo from Google Street View ©2013 Google - Posted October, 2013

Plaque Location

The County of Perth
The Township of Perth East
Beside the inn, 2.5 km east of Shakespeare

Coordinates: N 43 22.150 W 80 48.160


Plaque Text

Erected about 1844-45, this building was situated on the Huron Road, a pioneer highway which opened up the Canada Company's Huron Tract. Its original owner, Sebastian Fryfogel, said to be the first settler in Perth County, was operating a partially completed log inn on this property in December, 1828. The inn became a favourite stopping place for travellers and persons settling in the Huron Tract. Fryfogel held various important municipal offices, became the first Warden of Perth County in 1851, and died on June 10, 1873. His inn remains one of the few examples in this area of Upper Canadian Neo-Classic architecture.

Related Ontario plaques
The Huron Road
Pioneers of the Huron Tract 1828-1928


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Perth East Plaques

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Posted October 10, 2013
We pass the Fryfogel's Inn going to Stratford from Toronto, and I often wondered about this building. I would like to know if there is any information about the building after the death of Sebastian Fryfogel, i.e. when did it stop operating as a tavern? Why Mary is not buried beside her husband? I find it so important to protect this heritage especially since it is the only one of its kind.

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