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Historic

In 1840, Mr. Paul Holland Knowlton, one of the founders of the Knowlton village, decides to build a house to use it a blacksmith shop. First erected on the site where the Knowlton Pub is now located ‘’ the Pub was built on the very foundations of the original house at 267 Knowlton Road

In 1850, the house is first moved at the corner of Knowlton road and Maple street, where you can now find condos.

In 1980, the owners of the house want to demolish it but Mr. Ronald D’Aoust is able to obtain it for the sum of 1$. The house of Mr. Isaia Fuller, located at 402 Knowlton road is ravaged by a fire. To move the house without any help from Hydro-Quebec, Mr. D’Aoust cuts the roof in two and folds both parts onto the top floor. Once moved to the spot, the house is set down on its new foundation. The roof is finally put in place and everything is set to renovate the interior. The original beams are exposed and a natural stone fireplace is made to add more value to the living room with the help of Mr. Peter Stone.

In 1983, the house isrented to a governmental organization that helps needy teenagers: the Katimavik Project.

In 1989, Mr Jimmy Orlando, who plays for the Detroit Red Wings at the end of the forties and beginning of the fifties, is the next owner of the property. He then sells it to Mr. Norman Delves in 1991. His wife Mary decides to open a Bed & Breakfast by the name of Delves and runs it for seven years. In 1998, Mr. Normand Faubert buys the house. He and his wife operate the B&B under the name of La Dormance. In 1999, Mr. Faubert decides to enlarge the residence. They add a 23 by 23 foot section on the East side of the building. The same cachet is assured. The luxurious residence has now seven bedrooms and each has its private bathroom.

In April 2003, Mr. Rock Dubois and his wife buy the house and decide to rename the B&B Ancestral Knowlton after its first owner.

In April 2011, Mr. Michel McDuff and his wife Geneviève Lévesque are the new owners of Ancestral Knowlton B&B. They are enthusiastic to be able to welcome you in their cozy home.