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Duncan Ferguson Homestead

71, Cowan Boulevard, City of Cambridge, Ontario, N1T, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 1983/02/08

Featured is the symmetrical façade and kitchen wing.; Kayla Jonas, 2007.
Façade, Duncan Ferguson Homestead, 2007
Featured are the chimney and the 6 over 6 double-hung sash windows; Kayla Jonas, 2007.
West Elevation, Duncan Ferguson Homestead , 2007
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Autre nom(s)

Duncan Ferguson Homestead
71 Cowan Boulevard

Liens et documents

Date(s) de construction


Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2008/09/11

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

The Duncan Ferguson Homestead, located at 71 Cowan Boulevard, is situated on the east side of the boulevard between Hume Drive and Burnett Avenue, in the City of Cambridge. The property consists of a one-and-a-half-storey granite building constructed in circa 1856.

The property was designated, in 1983, by the City of Cambridge, for its historic and architectural value, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law 18-83).

Valeur patrimoniale

The Duncan Ferguson Homestead is associated with pioneer settler Duncan Ferguson who commissioned the construction of the house in the1850's. Ferguson was the first Deputy Reeve of the North Dumfries Township, in 1851, and the Reeve, in 1854 and 1855. In addition, he served on the Waterloo County Council and was involved in the founding of Mill Creek School. He also acted as its School Section Secretary – Treasurer.

The Duncan Ferguson Homestead is a fine example of Ontario rural architecture and stone masonry. Constructed of granite, possibly by stonemason William Ranking, the house is a plain rectangular structure, with a kitchen wing. Typical of the Ontario vernacular and Georgian style, the house features a symmetrical façade with a simply detailed portico, central entranceway and sidelights.

Sources: City of Cambridge By-Law 18-83; City of Cambridge LACAC Building Description (The Duncan Ferguson Homestead) 1982.

Éléments caractéristiques

Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of the Duncan Ferguson Homestead include the:
- gable roof, dormers and portico
- central entranceway and sidelights
- double-hung sash windows with lugsills on either side
- granite stone laid in a broken course pattern with raised mortar joints
- three stone chimneys




Autorité de reconnaissance

Administrations locales (Ont.)

Loi habilitante

Loi sur le patrimoine de l'Ontario

Type de reconnaissance

Désignation du patrimoine municipal (partie IV)

Date de reconnaissance


Données sur l'histoire

Date(s) importantes

1983/01/01 à 1983/01/01

Thème - catégorie et type

Gouverner le Canada
Gouverner et le processus politique

Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction


Espace communautaire


Logement unifamilial

Architecte / Concepteur



William Rankin

Informations supplémentaires

Emplacement de la documentation

City of Cambridge Planning Services 73 Water St North Cambridge, Ontario N1R 5W8

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