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Photos and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted February 2017
This plaque, erected by the Scarborough Historical Society in 1975, can be found inside the front door of this building at 3750 Kingston Road just east of Scarborough Golf Club Road. Here's what it says:
Built in 1867 by Jeremiah Annis, eleventh child of Levi Annis and Rhoda Conant, descendants of early Puritan settlers of Massachusetts, who came to Canada from the United States in 1793, and opened one of the first inns for pioneer travellers along the Kingston Road in 1808. In this log hostelry, circuit riding preachers held services out of which developed the Methodist Congregation which built Washington Church nearby in 1838. South of the church is the old Annis family cemetery, dating from 1825. Jeremiah Annis and two of his sons long played leading parts in Scarborough's municipal life as councillors, he in 1873, Levi E. 1889-92, and William D. 1901-07. Wm. D. Annis then served as reeve 1908-1912 and as secretary-treasurer of the public utilities commission for many years.
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