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Common Name 14 Erb St. W., Waterloo
Municipal Address 14 Erb Street West

Local Municipality Waterloo
Province Ontario
Construction Date 1886
Type of Recognition Historic Building or Structure
(no formal recognition)
Project Name Point of View
Building Historic Use Commerce/Commercial Services Office or Office Building
Building Current Use Government Police Station
Building Form
Massing Units Single Detached Single Detached
Plan Irregular Irregular
Storeys Two Two
Main Exterior Wall
Basement / Foundation Wall Material Stone Stone
Brick Stretcher Bond Stretcher Bond
Wall Design and Detail Portico Portico, Column or Pilaster Column or Pilaster, Plinth Plinth, Entablature Entablature
Roof shape and Detail
Roof Type Flat Flat
Roof Trim - Eaves Moulded Moulded
Typical Window
Structural Opening Flat Flat
Main Entrance
Location Centre (facade) Centre (facade)
Structural Opening Semicircular Semicircular
Structural & Decorative Form Curved Arch Curved Arch
Entrance Special Features 2 Leaf 2 Leaf
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Entrance Porch Lion
Entrance Porch Lion

Entrance Stair Upper Floor Upper Floor
Property Features
Landscape Garden Garden, Trees Trees
Architect N/A
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14 Erb Street W Historic Photo
14 Erb Street W Historic Photo. © Public Domain, Waterloo Public Library
Description: Dominion Life Assurance Company Head office located at 14 Erb St. West at Albert Street. Notes: The first Dominion Life head office from 1899 to 1912 was located at corner of Dupont and King Streets and owned by Waterloo's first insurance company, the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Company, established in 1863. Molson's Bank also shared this building. In 1912 Dominion Life moved into a building at 14 Erb Street west at Albert constructed in 1879 by the Ontario Mutual Life Assurance Company. The building was later used by the Canada Health and Accident Assurance Company and by Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Company. The building underwent extensive renovations and became a division of the Waterloo Regional Police Department in 1991. Photo: after 1912

Last updated 2013-11-01 14:11:01.209
Added By cmcavoy
Date Added April 6, 2012
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