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Thursday, August 8, 2013

WILLIAM LESLIE HOUSE CIRCA 1855


44 Wellington Street North, Cambridge, Ontario
This house is the historically listed William Leslie House circa 1855. Believed to be constructed by William Leslie a local carpenter. The house was sold in 1855 to Alexander Buchanan Reeve of North Dumfries and Wealthy Businessman who leased it to a family member. In 1872 the house was sold to R.P. Slater who became a counselor in Galt and a wealthy businessman. He eventually became mayor of Niagara Falls. He is also credited with convincing the Ontario government to produce their own Hydro electricity rather than purchasing it from the U.S. R.P. Slater's grandfather was possibly involved in the burning and setting adrift of the American ship the Caroline in an attempt to destroy supplies being provided by American sympathizers during the rebellion of 1837. The house was sold in 1901 to Alexander Baird a Foreman at a local foundry. His brother Jack Baird painted beautiful murals throughout the house.(they were painted over and removed by later owners.)

Listed for $379,900 on realtor.ca. View the listing HERE.

The house is located right next to city hall seconds to the historic city Hall, The Cambridge Farmer's Market, close to many great shops and restaurants, Dunfield Theatre, Southworks outlet mall. 3 minutes walk to the Grand River and many walking & cycling trails including the trans Canada trail route! The property is zoned Commercial/Residential and includes a serviced building lot. Situated to provide a commanding view of Galt's great architecture!



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