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Blair Rd. 0070 - House - red brick Designated Cambridge
1903 - Yes, date unknown


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    Birth  constructed About 1903  70 Blair Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Unknown 
    Designated Historical Building  70 Blair Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Heritage Conservation District  Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dickson Hill Conservation District 
    Parcel Information  70 Blair Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Address 70 BLAIR RD,
      CITY OF CAMBRIDGE Property Code Category RESIDENTIAL Survey Description PLAN 480 PT LOT 42 PT LOT 43 Acres 0.49 Roll Number 300604004601700 Teranet PIN 038050014
    Purpose  70 Blair Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence of George Bernhardt 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I1002  Properties
    Last Modified  11 Aug 2012 

  • Notes 
    • SCHEDULE "B' TO BY-LAW NO. 99- 01 OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE

      This property is recommended for designation because of its architectural significance. The property was constructed in 1903 for Mr. George Bernhardt, the proprietor of the Iroquois Hotel and owner of the Bernhardt Block in Preston. Ross Anderson, an area Architect describes the residence as a "red brick mansion, typical of a grand house at the turn of the century." The residence occupies a prominent location at the corner of Blair and Park Hill Roads. The house is constructed in the Queen Anne style of architecture, a style popular during the 1880's and 1910's. Typical of this style, the roof is steeply pitched and a two-storey porch dominates the main elevation. The detailing of this porch includes wooden floors and ceilings, five smooth and tapered columns with Corinthian capitals. Dentils are found beneath the soffits and the fascia is decorated with a swag detail.

      REASONS FOR DESIGNATION:
      a) it is a good, representative example of a method of construction now rarely used;
      b) it is a good, representative example of its architectural style or period of building;
      c) it terminates a view or otherwise makes an important contribution to the urban composition or streetscape of which it forms a part.

      A further description of this property can be found in the LACAC building file.

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] GIS - Region of Waterloo Locator GIS Locator.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - constructed About 1903 - 70 Blair Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDesignated Historical Building - - 70 Blair Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsParcel Information - - 70 Blair Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPurpose - Residence of George Bernhardt - - 70 Blair Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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