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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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Memories of MacGregor / Albert Neighbourhood

“Location, location, location.” This real estate mantra was the reason we moved to the MacGregor-Albert neighbourhood in 1970.We were close to work, all manner of retail stores, public transportation, schools, public amenities such as a library and the city’s major park and recreation facilities.

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Waterloo Park

The town of Waterloo was barely larger than a village in 1890 when a far-sighted public approved city council’s bid to purchase the 65-acre Eby farm on a small lake in the northwestern part of Waterloo.

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The Sun Life Financial Building

“Gentlemen, we will never fill it!” proclaimed General Manager George Wegenast back in 1912, upon entering the newly built Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada building (now Sun Life Financial) at the corner of King and Union Streets.
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Memories of MacGregor / Albert Neighbourhood

In 1944, when I was three years old, my dad bought 65 Albert Street from Dr. Zwick, M.D. It was a pleasant looking home, with white stucco over double brick with dark green shutters, which had been built in the late 1800s. My dad fixed it up by covering over the old cistern in the back yard and re-plastering the walls in most of the rooms.
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