The Globe Hotel, one of the few early inns still to be seen in Ontario, was built on a Crown Land grant in the 1830's. The present building, dating from 1859, was one of four hotels in Rosemont, which at that time was a larger community than Alliston. It served as a local pub – the place to be in Rosemont – and a stopping point for the stage coach. It played host to travelers, salesmen, and even Fenian and other political gatherings. Prohibition in 1919 curbed its legal activities, but it still accepted overnight guests until 1955. A century has altered its outward appearance only a little from the original solid, no-nonsense attitude, it represented.