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Lambton House is a historic tavern/house located on the east bank of the Dundas River on Old Dundas Street. There had been a tavern on the site since the 1820s. It was renamed Lambton House by the Howland family in 1847. The current brick structure opened in 1860 and was most likely designed and built by William Tyrrell of Weston. The building was closed in 1989 with the purchase of the property for development of an apartment building. Through negotiations, it was reacquired by the City of York and is currently run by Heritage York. The building was designated an historic site in 1985 and was the focus for the bi-centennial celebrations in 1993. The completion of restoration has allowed the Lambton House to once again become a hub of social activity.