Waterford, Ontario – My Top 8 Picks

Waterford, Ontario – My Top 8 Picks

Waterford is located on Pleasant Ridge Road, or old Highway 24 in Norfolk County, south of Brantford, north of Simcoe and southwest of Ohsweken.  Waterford was established in 1794 with saw and grist mills on Nanticoke Creek. An early major industry was the agricultural implement factory built by James Green, a local merchant. The area surrounding the town is primarily agricultural land with tomatoes, tobacco and corn among the main crops.  With the decline of the tobacco industry, area farmers have suffered, but ginseng is being grown on some farms. In 1979 a freak tornado swept through the town, knocked down trees, and damaged houses and public property.

Architectural Photos, Waterford, Ontario
Italianate, hipped roof, dormer, second floor balcony
Architectural Photos, Waterford, Ontario
92 Main Street – Italianate, belvedere on roof, paired cornice brackets, verge board and finial on gables, second floor balcony, Doric columns
Architectural Photos, Waterford, Ontario
163 Main Street – Vernacular – three story tower
Architectural Photos, Waterford, Ontario
173 Main Street – two-story tower-like bay capped with barge board trim on gable
Architectural Photos, Waterford, Ontario
Italianate – Doric pillars
Architectural Photos, Waterford, Ontario
160 Main Street – Second Empire style, mansard roof, dormers
Architectural Photos, Waterford, Ontario
Queen Anne – 3½ story tower
Architectural Photos, Waterford, Ontario
Georgian – six-over-six windows, Doric pillars, widow’s walk on rooftop, sidelights and transom window around door