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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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Heritage Property Fire Insurance and Prevention

It is probably fair to say that more designated heritage buildings are destroyed by fire than by any wrecker's ball. Yet, prevention and particularly carrying the correct and adequate amount of fire insurance seems to remain a mystery to many people.

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New Ideas about Old Windows (I)

Is it time to replace the original wooden windows on your older home? According to many window manufacturing and sales companies, the answer is yes.

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The Seagram-Bauer House

The story behind one of Waterloo's remaining historic mansions, the English manor house located at 31 Union Street East in Waterloo.

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