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Galt (Ont.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.

211 Water Street North

Address: 211 Water Street North

Owners: Kelly Graham Myska & Partners Chartered Accountants

Significance: Situated across from Galt Collegiate Institute, this stone home was built by Henry Haddington in 1858. The home eventual was sold to Thomas Todd, an influential figure in local history, who ran a flour milling operation. The Todd family were also maltsters and promoters of the Galt-Preston-Hespeler Electric Railway which was a forerunner of today's transit system.

34 Water Street North

Address: 34 Water Street North

Owners: Edward Luck Ltd.

Significance: Built in 1903, the Carnegie Library at the foot of Dickson Street served the community almost 80 years. It served as the Galt library until 1967 and soldiered on until 1983, first as the health unit offices and later as the regional assessment office. In 1983 the property was sold to a private developer and was redeveloped into office space. It has been resold several times since. The refurbished building was given a heritage designation by the city in 1981.

81 Water Street South

Address: 81 Water St. S.

Owner: Windgrass Holdings Inc.

Significance: Built in 1851 by noted stone mason and architect James Dalgleish this multi-colored broken course granite building combines the Italianate and Georgian styles. This one-of—a-kind home has a pattern of charcoal gray and pink granite. The corner home combines the symmetry of the Georgian style with ornate Italianate detailing. A feature of note is the large arched window above the home’s central entrance.

84 Water Street North

Address: 84 Water St N

Owner: City of Cambridge

Significance: This ashlar gray—granite Ontario cottage was built for local miller George Landreth, one of the early settlers of Dumfries Township.
Landreth moved to the township from England in 1831 and this home was built in 1858. Architecturally, the home still displays its original doorway and features a limestone chimney and quoins. The cottage also holds the distinction of being one of only two homes left on the west side of Water Street in the city core area.

15 Wellington Street

Address: 15 Wellington St.

Owners: First United Church of Canada

Significance: Although other churches in the city core may be better known, First United not only has a unique architectural style, but a significant history of service to the community.