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The Legacy of Jacob Gaukel Stroh and the Homestead of 72 Erb Street East

Tanner, business owner, historian, amateur botanist, archeologist, photographer, educator, local champion, council member, and member of Berlin’s (Kitchener’s) 29th Militia Regiment: this was Jacob Gaukel Stroh (1848-1935).

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Brewmeister’s Green Fountain

A fountain has been a feature of the park at corner of King Street S and William Street W for over 100 years.

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Stories from the MacGregor/Albert Heritage Conservation District: 35 Central St and Woldemar Neufeld

Local artist, Woldemar Neufeld, lived at 35 Central Street after fleeing with his family from the USSR in 1924.

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Elizabeth Ziegler Public School, 1931

Waterloo's third public school, Elizabeth Ziegler P.S. was named after "Lizzie" Ziegler - Waterloo County's first female principal.

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The Legacy of the 1820 Log Schoolhouse: Part II

Where the Log Schoolhouse originally stood in Waterloo and where it was moved to prior to its final location in Waterloo Park is an interesting story. Also interesting is the “why.”

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Mid-Century Modern Era Home Receives Recognition

In a quiet Westmount neighbourhood, nestled between the Westmount Golf Course and the Economical Insurance Office on Westmount Road South, lays the heritage home of Mary and RJ Stadus.

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The Legacy of the 1820 Log Schoolhouse: Part 1

I am often asked about the 1820 log schoolhouse that sits prominently in the centre of Waterloo Park and although I usually tell its early story, I rarely get to share how or why it came here or what happened to it once it did. I would like to rectify that.

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Local Heritage News in the (Social) Media

A number of interesting blogs have emerged over the past year that pay homage to the Waterloo Region’s heritage, and to the City of Waterloo’s heritage in particular. One of the newest blogs, launched in the fall by local historian Karl Kessler and colleagues is Mary Allen Stories which, as its name suggests, publishes stories about the interesting places and people in that neighbourhood.

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The Adaptive Re-Use of Seagram Barrel Warehouses

Nearly 15 years ago, two Seagram whiskey barrel warehouses were converted into residential lofts, turning what was once a barrel storage facility into a home for over 100 people.

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New Ideas about Old Windows (II)

The value of window replacement is not as clear cut as window manufacturers might have you believe. Here's what you might consider when deciding whether or not to replace old wooden windows.

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