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Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower Portes ouvertes Région de Waterloo

Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower

Nestled along the banks of the Grand River in Kitchener, the Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower is an icon of Waterloo Region. It memorializes the arrival of the first Pennsylvania Dutch settlers to the area in the early 1800s. Its conception in 1923 was prompted by the rise of German-Canadian nationalism following a period of cultural sanctions imposed on the local community during the First World War.

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About the tower:

The Waterloo Pioneer Memorial Tower was conceieved by W.H. Breithaupt; it is an 18.9 metre high tower on the banks of the Grand River that pays tribute to the contributions of the hardworking Pennsylvania-German pioneers who settled the Waterloo Region between 1800 and 1803. Its shimmering Swiss-style copper roof, random-coursed fieldstone construction and Conestoga wagon weather vane can be seen for miles, paying tribute to the German heritage of the farming community that built it.

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Coordonnées

437 Tower Road
Kitchener, Ontario
Téléphone : 519-571-5684
Courriel : pc.woodsideontario.pc@canada.ca
https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/woodside/culture/waterloo

Architecture

Année de construction : 1926
Architect: William Langton (Waterloo County Pioneer's Association)
Type de bâtiment : Attraction, Cimetière, Monument historique

Dates/heures d'ouverture

samedi 4 septembre – vendredi 31 décembre 2021
10:00am – 12:00am

Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower 437 Tower Road