Two tennis players in front of the Doon Twines boarding house, Doon, Ontario
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- Media Type:
- Item Type:
- A black and white photograph reprint of a young man and woman standing behind a tennis court net holding tennis rackets in front of the Doon Twines boarding house for employees.
- The Doon Twine mill was established in 1853 by brothers, Joseph, William and Moses Perine, along with a flax mill in the community known as Upper Doon, Ontario. The community was also known as Tow Town. The twine mill produced twine, rope, and picture and curtain cordage.
The building in the background of this photograph is a two storey structure, built circa 1880 by Joseph and Moses Perine. Known as the “The Terrace ”, it was built to accommodate the workers that were brought from England, Ireland and Scotland to work in the flax and twine mills. The building features a side gable, nine bays, terracotta red brick, and three chimneys.
The company was bought in 1906 by Berlin industrialist, Hartman Krug. He moved the operations of Doon Twine to Kitchener in 1916, locating it in the former Canadian Regal Motors Limited car plant, at the corner of Ottawa and Charles Streets in Kitchener.
In 1979, Doon Twines and Canada Cordage were amalgamated and continued operations under the name Canada Cordage Inc.
The library holds two copies of this photograph.
This photograph reprint is in excellent condition.
- Date of Publication:
- Date Of Event:
- [between 1900 and 1916]
Width: 25.2 cm
Height: 20.2 cm
- Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 24.1cm
Image Height: 15cm
- Corporate Name(s):
- Doon Twines Limited
- Local identifier:
- Waterloo Historical Society
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- Copyright Statement:
- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
- Location of Original:
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