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History of Preston

 

Preston, once known as “Cambridge Mills”, is located in the northwest area of Cambridge and is arguably the oldest settled area in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. While Preston was a prosperous manufacturing centre for stoves, furniture, wools and shoes, it became best known for its mineral springs. At the turn of the century, Preston housed five major hotels. Visitors from around the world travelled here seeking out the healing effects of the mineral baths that were thought to cure a variety of ailments. The sole remaining hotel today is the majestic Preston Springs Gardens, built in 1890, and currently under re-development.

 

 

 

 

Grand River & City Scenes


BridgeMixed shots taken in the heart of Cambridge, Ont. Located by the Grand River, Cambridge offers a wonderful mix of nature and historic architecture.  More
 

Speed River Millpond & Dam


Guy SmilingSpeed River Mill Pond Dam: Early summer views of Jacob’s Landing, the Silknet Dam, Hesepler Mill Pond and the Speed River.

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Riverside Park


Happy WomanRiverside Park: The largest park in Cambridge, Riverside Park in Preston encompasses 102 hectares (256 acres) and is situated beside an 1890 millpond on the Speed River
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