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209 West River Road

209 West River Road
Publication date: 
August 24, 1999.

Address: 209 West River Rd.

0wner: Name withheld

Significance: This Vintage stone cottage was built circa 1861 for Malcolm McLaren and is one of the oldest homes on the street. It was once part of a 15 acre farm which lay between the river and West River Road. Architecturally, the cottage is fairly typical of the Ontario cottage style. It is constructed of gray V granite with limestone quoins at its corners. The main entrance features a heavy door with transom and sidelights which is protected by a porch that has Doric columns. Its windows are large and symmetrically placed and one of its original stone chimneys remain.


Landmarks is a regular feature of the Cambridge Times. Information is supplied through the Cambridge Archives and MHAC, the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee.
Built circa 1861.