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    Building  1853 *2 storey brick  1221 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Constructed in 1853 by the Perine brothers as part of their flax and twine business. It is a 2 storey brick building and probably is the first of the Perine complex to be built.
    House - Log  construct About 1815  393 Tilt Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House  1834  1754 Old Mill Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Homer Watson House and Gallery, located at 1756 Old Mill Road, is situated on the south side of the road between Mill Park Drive and Roos Street in Doon Village in the City of Kitchener. The two-storey brick building was designed in the early Scottish Gothic style and was constructed in 1834 by Adam Ferrie, a founding industrialist in the Village of Doon.
    Church  1854  35 Roos St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Doon Presbyterian Church 
    House  Abt 1840 - stone  39 Doon Valley Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 39 Doon Valley Drive is associated with three prominent citizens of Waterloo County. The first owner, the Honourable Adam Ferrie, was the founder of Doon Village. Samuel Snider, who purchased the property from Ferrie, owned the Blair Mill, as well as other mills that he and a partner operated in Bridgeport and Baden. Thomas Slee, one of the first trustees of the area, and the Doon Postmaster from 1867 to 1893, was the last significant owner of the property, purchasing it from Snider in 1878. In addition to its association with persons of historic significance, Doon Valley Drive (formerly Doon Village Road), was once an important linkage between the Village of Doon to Tow Town and Oregon (today Upper Doon).
      39 Doon Valley Drive is unique in its use of building materials and the methods of construction. This one-and-a-half-storey house combined granite, limestone, fieldstone and lime mortar in its construction. It retains many original, intact features, such as the stone chimney with cove moulding, and the single door with a transom, on the north fa?ade.1a

      1aCity of Kitchener Heritage Property Report, November 1990, Jean Haalboom; City of Kitchener By-law 91-142
    House  Abt 1863 * house brick 2 storey  883 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 883 Doon Village Road is associated with Benjamin Burkholder, a well-known and respected teacher, who had the residence built in circa 1863, on land he had owned for 25 years. Burkholder received his teaching certificate in 1843, becoming one of the first four people to do so. He taught in a number of schools in the Region of Waterloo including: the little red schoolhouse at the east end of Kitchener, Waterloo's second schoolhouse, and the little schoolhouse in Doon.

      883 Doon Village Road is a good representation of Georgian style in the Region of Waterloo. Typical of Georgian style, the building is two storeys high with a symmetrical three-bay facade. The facade also demonstrates Georgian architecture with its centrally located door with surrounding transom and sidelights, as well as its six over six windows with shutters. In addition to the windows on the facade, there are small square attic windows and two chimneys at either end of the gable roof.1a

      1aCity of Kitchener By-law 84-52.
    House  constructed 1844 brick and wood  1021 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Constructed by James Watson.
    1021 Doon Village Road, Kitchener 2011
    1021 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener in 2011
    House  Abt 1891 *2 stories late Victorian  1087 Doon Village Road, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The late Victorian two-storey residence was built, circa 1891 by stonemason Henry Boyer. There is a stone foundation about which rises walls of buff Tilt brick, surmounted by a hipped roof with elaborate paired eaves brackets. Of interest are the one-storey square bays to either side, joined by a shallow mansard roof which creates a small entrance porch. Window openings are segmentally arched and an old brick chimney rises above the roof on the east side. The presence of outbuildings and mature trees adds to the pleasant village atmosphere..1a

      1aUpper Doon, a a heritage conservation district plan, prepared by Nicholas Hill (architect planner - London) 1987 pg 33
    House  1890 *  1101 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This handsome one and a half storey residence, with hipped rood, was built in 1890 by Herman Cole, co-owner of the former Watson Woollen Mill. Though not a large building, it displays a wealth of well-executed classical features. These include a porch with pedimented roof supported by grouped Doric columns and roof detail of denticulated frieze. The eaves brackets of the house roof and the sementally arched windows are Italianate features. Set in an attractive garden, with many mature trees and shrubs, this is a building of great charm and presence.1a

      1aUpper Doon, a a heritage conservation district plan, prepared by Nicholas Hill (architect planner - London) 1987 pg 34
    House  1894 *brick 1 1/2 story  1115 Doon Village Road, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Although set on a narrow lot, the generous setback lends an air of graciousness to this front-gabled, one and half storied house in buff brick. It was built in 1894 by David Cole, co-owner of the former Watson Woollen Mill. Attractive features are the bay window with bracketed roof and the small entrace porch. Here, turned wooden posts support a hipped roof which shelters the transomed entrance. The original door is present, with two, narrow roudn-arched panes.1a

      1aUpper Doon, a a heritage conservation district plan, prepared by Nicholas Hill (architect planner - London) 1987 pg 35
    House  1882 *brick 2 stories  1121 Doon Village Road, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jacob Bernhardt built this square hipped roof residence in 1882 of buff Doon brick. The wide front verandah, a later addition, is constructed of matching brick below with wood pillars supporting a shallow hipped roof with central pediment. The house is set well back in an ample garden behind a Edwardian wire fence. The large carriage shed to the rear is a country village feature.1a

      1aUpper Doon, a a heritage conservation district plan, prepared by Nicholas Hill (architect planner - London) 1987 pg 36
    1221 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Ontario 2011
    1221 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Ontario 2011
    House  1 1/2 storey  1133 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • May or may not be old. on the corner of Oregon Dr. 1 12/2 storey .
    House  constructed 1861 1 1/2 storey polychrome brick  1151 Doon Village Road, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Constructed in 1861 by Benjamin Baer it walls are of polychrome brickwork and it is a 1 1/2 storey small house.
    House  Abt 1900 *storey  1158 Doon Village Road, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Constructed at the turn of the centure the house has a basic front gable design and is 2 storey with the entrance on the long side. The house was once the home of stable keeper of the Perine Flax Mill
    1158 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener 2011
    1158 Doon Village Rd in 2011
    House  1884 *brick 2 storey  1165 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1165 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener in 2011
    1165 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Ontario in 2011
    taken by Darryl Bonk
    House  Abt 1900 * 1 1/2 storey vernacular  1174 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Small in the Vernacular style it is 1 1/2 storey in height, probably owned by Doon Twines.
    House  Abt 1885 *row house 2 storey "the Terrace"  1213-1217 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "The Terrace" is a two storey, side gabled building, simple but pleasing in design.  It was built by the Perine family to house their workers brought over from England and Scotland to work in their flax and twine mills.
    2013-2017 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener 2011
    2013-2017 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Ontario 2011
    House  Bef 1851 * log house 2 storey  7 Fischer Court, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    7 Fischer Court, Kitchener, Ontario in 2009
    7 Fischer Court, Kitchener 2009
    House  Abt 1880-1890 *row house stucco over brick  16 Mittierra Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House  constructed 1861 - still standing 2011  31 Tilt Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House - brick - 1 1/2 storey 
    • Original owner John Tilt. constructed 1861, 1 1/2 storey gothic farmhouse, brick,
    Mill 
    • Within easy walking distance of the farm was an abandoned grist mill. Its roof and upper floors had been destroyed by fire. Yet its high stone walls with their vacant window openings stood straight and true. Its ponderous moss-covered water wheel was partially shaded by overhanging willows. A few trickles of water fell from the lip of the timbered dam to a shallow pool. Willows and Balm of Gilead framed the pond which contained only carp, a fish Mr. Kinsey said was not worth eating. Carp had been liberated in the mill-pond fifty or sixty years ago by a Pennsylvania Dutch miller.

      When our family camped, I felt closer to my parents than I did when in our house at home. Sleeping under canvas, gathering firewood to cook our food, being made aware each day of our dependence on weather and upon each other -- this must be how Indians lived, I told myself. And here at Doon, more than at any of our subsequent camps, I felt I was a part of my surroundings.1a

      1aExcept from the memoirs of Hubert Evans.
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I255  Properties
    Last Modified  9 Oct 2011 

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    Link to Google MapsBuilding - 1853 *2 storey brick - 1221 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - Log - construct About 1815 - 393 Tilt Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - 1834 - 1754 Old Mill Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch - Doon Presbyterian Church - 1854 - 35 Roos St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - Abt 1840 - stone - 39 Doon Valley Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - Abt 1863 * house brick 2 storey - 883 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - constructed 1844 brick and wood - 1021 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - Abt 1891 *2 stories late Victorian - 1087 Doon Village Road, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - 1890 * - 1101 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - 1894 *brick 1 1/2 story - 1115 Doon Village Road, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - 1882 *brick 2 stories - 1121 Doon Village Road, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - 1 1/2 storey - 1133 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - constructed 1861 1 1/2 storey polychrome brick - 1151 Doon Village Road, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - Abt 1900 *storey - 1158 Doon Village Road, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - 1884 *brick 2 storey - 1165 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - Abt 1885 *row house 2 storey "the Terrace" - 1213-1217 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - Bef 1851 * log house 2 storey - 7 Fischer Court, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - Abt 1880-1890 *row house stucco over brick - 16 Mittierra Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - House - brick - 1 1/2 storey - constructed 1861 - still standing 2011 - 31 Tilt Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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