REMEMBER THIS: Green Bush Hotel once run by ‘pugilistically inclined family’ (4 photos)

Torn down to make way for a farmer’s laneway, the Green Bush Hotel certainly had a memorable history

“Wanted. Servant Girl. Must be a good cook and make herself generally useful. Wages $6 a month. Apply at the Green Bush Hotel, Kempenfeldt.” — Northern Advance, Jan. 26, 1871.

Where was this house of hospitality that would offer today’s equivalent of $132 a month to cook, clean and serve in Barrie’s east end?

In 1928, the Barrie Examiner published the recollections of longtime Barrie resident J.H. Bennett. Through several instalments, Mr. Bennett described the town he remembered from 60 years