Presqu’ile Hotel and Pavilion
In 1913 Grant Quick built the Presqu’ile Pleasure Palace across the road from Peter Covell’s popular Presqu’ile Hotel. The competition was ON!! A masquerade ball was held at the Pleasure Palace which drew big crowds including patrons from the hotel, cottagers and campers along with many folks who took the boat from Brighton. Then, in 1914, Peter Covell sold the hotel to Grant Quick. The Hotel and Pavilion then provided some of the best entertainment in Ontario through the 1960s.
Note: The images are a snip from the book “Summer Dance Pavilions Bay of Quinte Area” by Jack F. De Long, pg. 63
Dance Hall Daze
Do you have pictures or stories about good times at Presqu’ile Pavilion or the Opera House in Brighton? Dig into those family collections and help us celebrate the rich history of entertainment in these popular venues from the 1890s through the 1960s. How about a cute story from your parents or grandparents? They might enliven the Brighton History Open House 2015 where we will present live performances and historical presentations about the dance halls.
Note: This image is from the book “Summer Dance Pavilions Bay of Quinte Area by Jack De Long, pg. 65. The picture was provided by John Stephens of Brighton.