10Colonial Mansion McDonald's - Hyde Park, New York

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Even in the U.S., locals still want to preserve the historic architecture. The origins of this McDonald's go back to 1795, well before the McDonald's founder was ever born. It was originally built as a farmhouse by a man named Joseph Denton and has since been known as The Denton

House. It was converted to a mansion in 1860 and throughout the better part of the 1900s it was used commercially as a funeral home and other restaurants.

In the 1980s, the mansion had fallen victim to neglect and McDonald's purchased the property with the intention of bulldozing the mansion and building a new store. Fortunately, the citizens of Hyde Park had the building deemed as a historical landmark and McDonald's had to use the existing building for their new location. The result is arguably their most beautiful location in America.

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