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Common Name Harness Shop (Part of: Waterloo Region Museum)
Municipal Address 10 Huron Road

Building Demolished No
Local Municipality Kitchener
Province Ontario
Type of Recognition Historic Building or Structure
(no formal recognition)
Project Name Doon Heritage Village at Waterloo Region Museum
Building Current Use Leisure Museum
Building Form
Massing Units Single Detached Single Detached
Plan Square/Rectangular Square/Rectangular
Storeys One One
Main Exterior Wall
Wood Structure Nailed Frame Nailed Frame
Wood Finish Clapboard Clapboard
Wall Design and Detail other two storey false front facade
Roof shape and Detail
Roof Type Gable Gable,     Other
Roof Type other Boomtown Front
Roof Surface Material Wood Wood
Roof Trim - Eaves Plain Plain
Roof Trim - Verges Plain Plain
Typical Window
Structural Opening Flat Flat
Sash Arrangement Multiple Multiple
Main Entrance
Location Centre (facade) Centre (facade)
Structural Opening Flat Flat
Entrance Special Features 1 Leaf 1 Leaf
Entrance Stair Ground Floor Ground Floor
Architect N/A
Notes on Context Year Built: Reproduced in 1964
Original Location: This building was purpose built for the Waterloo Region Museum
Former Municipal Location: N/A
Date moved to Museum: N/A
Year Restored: 1984
Year Restored: 2016
Notes on History of the Property -
Sources Waterloo Region Museum
(Click on the image to view at full size)
Harness Shop, pre-restoration
Harness Shop, pre-restoration. © Waterloo Region Museum
This image shows the Harness Shop and Print Shop before restoration in 2016.

Documents:harnessmaking 1904 00hasl.pdf
Harness Makers Guide. © Waterloo Region Museum
This guide contains measurements, recipes and advertisements for harness makers in the early 1900s.

Harnessing Waterloo.pdf
Harnessing Waterloo, 2012. © Waterloo Region Museum
This report was completed by Megan Patterson and discusses the rural and urban harness marker, including materials, services and architectural design of their shops.

Last updated 2017-09-21 13:44:55.471
Group Waterloo Region Museum
Added By Stacey McLennan
Date Added June 19, 2013
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