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The Joseph Schneider House 1820

The Joseph Schneider House 1820

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2004

The Joseph Schneider House 1820

Photo from Google Street View ©2017 Google - Posted July, 2017

The Joseph Schneider House 1820

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2004

Plaque Location

The Region of Waterloo
The City of Kitchener
On Queen Street South, west side, south of Courtland Avenue

Coordinates: N 43 26.676 W 80 29.683


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Plaque Text

This house, constructed in 1820 by Joseph Schneider (1772-1843), is the oldest surviving dwelling in Kitchener. Built of frame and originally covered with roughcast, it has been little changed externally since 1850. Schneider, a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, purchased this lot in April 1807 in the German Company tract in Waterloo Township. He arrived here in June of that year, and after clearing his farm and cutting a road along the line of Queen Street, built a sawmill in 1816. Shortly thereafter a small settlement began to form along "Schneider's Road", partly on his land, which became the village of "Berlin" and the nucleus of the city of Kitchener.

Another plaque at this location
Joseph Schneider Haus



Kitchener Plaques

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