Posts Tagged ‘Historic site’
I drove back to Kitchener through Maryhill again after visiting Guelph Lake Conservation Area. Maryhill is within the boundary of Waterloo Region but is very close to the Wellington County line. The Maryhill Inn was built in 1850 and was renovated by the current owners who bought it in 2000. It operates as a bed and breakfast and has a number of well appointed rooms. The Maryhill Inn website offers more information on its history as well as picture tours of the interior and booking information.
This house provided living quarters for staff who worked at the old Freeport Sanatorium. The adjacent doctor’s house was demolished a couple of years ago to make way for the construction of the new Specialized Mental Health unit which opened in 2010. This building was in disrepair but renovations are almost complete and it will be used in some capacity by the hospital. Below are pictures of the same house taken within the past 4 years.
I still expect to see children in the school yard at the Dickie Settlement School when I drive past it on my way to and from Cambridge on the Roseville Road. Here is some history from the Region of Waterloo website.
“Today Dickie Settlement is thought of as the corner of Roseville Road and Dickie Settlement Road in North Dumfries Township. In 1833, a larger settlement area was purchased by John Dickie and his brother William Dickie who purchased three lots in Concession XII. Although the families dispersed in the later nineteenth century, some of them moving to New Zealand, the area kept its association with the family name. In 1861 the North Dumfries Township S.S. No. 25 school was built at the corner, known as the Dickie Settlement School; it was active continuously until it was closed in June 1998.”
The school building is now privately owned. (map)