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King St. W. 0117 (Commericial - Simpson Block) Designated Kitchener
1895 - still standing


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    Birth  constructed 1895  117 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Unknown 
    Purpose  1925-1926  117 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Business - Mason & Risch Ltd., pianos 
    Purpose  1922-1926  117 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Business - Schreiter's Ltd., furniture and undertakers 
    Purpose  1940  117 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Business - Pullan M. D. & sons 
    Designated Historical Building  Bef 2011  117 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  still standing 
    Person ID  I504  Buildings and Organizations
    Last Modified  7 Jul 2012 

  • Notes 
    • 117 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario 


      Downtown heritage building to find new life


      KITCHENER \emdash  A downtown landmark was recently bought by a developer with an impressive track record for revitalizing old buildings in city cores.

      Perimeter Development Corp. of Toronto paid just over $1 million for the 115-year-old building at 117 King St. W.

      Perimeter Development, which specializes in finding new uses for old buildings, is currently redeveloping the Breithaupt Block at the edge of the Warehouse District in Kitchener and several old buildings in the downtown Galt section of Cambridge as well....Perimeter plans to create office space throughout the building for technology and marketing firms.

      "We would like to see those upper floors turned into a kind of cool urban office space \emdash  the top three floors," Beattie said....1a

      1aThe Waterloo Region Record 16 Aug 2011 Terry Pender

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      William Simpson built his furniture factory and retail store on King Street in 1895.

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Directory - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Vernon Directory 1925-26.

    2. [S18] Directory - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Vernon Directory 1922-1923.

    3. [S22] Directory - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Vernon Directory 1940.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - constructed 1895 - 117 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPurpose - Business - Mason & Risch Ltd., pianos - 1925-1926 - 117 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPurpose - Business - Schreiter's Ltd., furniture and undertakers - 1922-1926 - 117 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPurpose - Business - Pullan M. D. & sons - 1940 - 117 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDesignated Historical Building - Bef 2011 - 117 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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