|| 1840 - 2011|
||constructed Abt 1840
||39 Doon Valley Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario
|Former Geographic Area
||still standing 2011
||Buildings and Organizations
||26 Sep 2012 |
- 39 Doon Valley Drive is situated on the southwest corner of Pinnacle Drive and Doon Valley Drive, in the City of Kitchener. The exterior of this one-and-a-half storey building is constructed of limestone set in lime mortar, giving the appearance of cut stone, and was constructed circa 1840....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 façade.
|Birth - constructed Abt 1840 - 39 Doon Valley Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario