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Waterloo’s Log Schoolhouse

Waterloo’s first educational institution was a simple log schoolhouse, built in 1820. As the region expanded and outgrew the school’s modest capacity, this 5-metre by 6-metre (16-foot by 20-foot) structure served as a residence for the next 50 years. This important landmark now rests in Waterloo Park. Thanks to the efforts of many individuals and collectives over its 200-year history, it continues to serve the community. Among its many admirers is social historian Joanna Rickert-Hall who has written extensively about this historical gem and its relationship to other important local narratives. As part of Digital Doors Open, watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes experience of this historical gem.

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Contact info

50 Young Street West
Waterloo, Ontario


Year built: 1820
Architectural style: Log structure
Building type: Private residence, Schoolhouse
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 4 – Friday December 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Waterloo Region

Waterloo’s Log Schoolhouse 50 Young Street West