Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Menno St. 0020 (house, 2 storey, Victorian, "Fenner - McLaughlin House") Waterloo

1867 - 1979  (~ 112 years)


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  • Name Menno St. 0020 (house, 2 storey, Victorian, "Fenner - McLaughlin House") Waterloo 
    Nickname Fenner - McLaughlin House 
    Born constructed 1867  20 Menno St., Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Unknown 
    Died standing 1979 
    Person ID I1222  Properties
    Last Modified 27 May 2012 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - constructed 1867 - 20 Menno St., Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The McLaughlin House was built by local carpenter and Deputy Fire Chief Conrad Fenner in 1867.

      Frame houses of this age are relatively rare in local urban settings since brick houses were encouraged by the enactment of fire regulations restricting wooden construction. The three-bay home, which stands on a foundation of granite fieldstone, has a central hall and balanced fenestration. The entrance is highlighted by a classical pediment, tympanum and fluted half columns which frame the paneled front door. The plank construction of the house is evident in the attic. Fenner, a talented joiner, enlarged the building from one-and-a-half to two-stories in 1886. Evidence of the change may be seen in the diagonal cuts on each of the four vertical corner trim pieces where they were spliced to accommodate the second storey. Vertical boards, two inches by twenty one inches are nailed to the horizontal ones. Siding covers the planks on the exterior, while lath and plaster does the same on the interior.
      The west, north and south facades of the McLaughlin house, was designated as a well preserved example of wooden construction.1a

      1aDesignated Properties www. waterloo.ca