South Simcoe Home Services is located in a 7,000-square-foot building that was originally constructed as a dance hall in 1912. It remained a dance hall up until the 1960s. Over the years, many top local musicians entertained there, including Gordon Lightfoot and the Andrew's Orchestra from Orillia.
The building, located at 25066B Commodore Rd., Beaverton, has been called the Commodore since the mid 1930s and not only offered cottagers and locals from Beaverton and surrounding areas an evening out, but also offered tourist accommodations and dining.
In the past 50 years, the building has housed a variety of businesses and interests and since 1994, has been the home of Adam Dobson and family. The family has operated an antique shop, featuring hand-crafted solid wood furniture built on site in the original dance hall.
The Commodore is excited to be part of this year's Beaverton Town and Country Garden Tour sponsored by the Beaverton and area Historical Society on July 22, 2012.
So drop by and explore a piece of local history and bring along anything you may have kept from years gone by to help us fill in some of the blanks about the Commodore's past.