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King St. W. 0072 Kitchener
1865 - 2010


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  • Birth  constructed 1865  72 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Unknown 
    Purpose  Stores - building part of "Canada Block" 
    Died  standing 2010 
    Person ID  I283  Properties
    Last Modified  24 Jun 2012 

  • Notes 
    • 72-78 King St. W., Kitchener, Ontario.


      Built in 1865 (as per datestone) and called the Canadian Block. Original Canadian Block constructed in 1861 by Jacob Y. Shantz, Berlin colonizer and entrepreneur. Replaced the wooden, 1861 building and is one of oldest commercial buildings on King Street West. The Canadian Block was sold to the Breithaupt family in 1888. Housed a number of offices of key Berlin/Kitchener businesses on a long-term basis (including Shoemaker Drugs for 45 years from 1919-1964):