Friday, April 23, 2010
McGuinness Estate I - 2619 Lake Shore Blvd West
At 2619 Lake Shore Blvd West is a home that was the original McGuinness Residence.
Larry McGuinness began in the distillery business in 1905, but made his money as a bootlegger and rumrunner who exported liquor into the United States during Prohibition. At the height of Prohibition, he and his partner Harry Hatch, controlled all traffic in liquor along the west end of Lake Ontario. By the time Prohibition was over McGuinness was a very wealthy man. He would use the profits to build a much larger estate a few lots to the east in 1927.