The mansion dates back to 1795, but it's been passed through many hands and seen several renovations since then. It was registered as a landmark in 1987.
I love the detailing up towards the roof.
McDonald's intended to tear Denton House down, but a speedy local initiative to register the building as a landmark—after McDonald's had already bought it—meant that the chain became the unintentional steward of the mansion, and charged with its preservation.
Complete with benches!
This wing holds the actual McDonald's counter and a couple dining rooms.
Perhaps the coolest feature of the house is this circular verdanda, enclosed in class. The roof above is the second flood balcony.
On the porch
The central staircase is an impressive one. And yes, that's a McDonald's quilt behind the velvet rope.
What, your McDonald's doesn't have hardwood stairs and bannisters?
The upstairs space can be reserved for private parties.
This is the main dining room. Tables line the walls and tall-backed booths lie in the center.
Main dining room
Even the trash bins are nice.
Yes, this really is a McDonald's.
A smaller veranda that leads to the fire exit.
Definitely the best place to eat your Big Mac. The glass-enclosed space offers an almost 360 degree view of the property.
The small dining room off the main veranda.
Bathroom, right this way
The bathroom itself isn't very special.
The seal noting the building's landmark status.
Even the red and yellow sign has been tastefully wrapped with moulding and columns.