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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Cambridge > Preston Springs Hotel
 Name
Preston Springs Hotel
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 Database Info
created by Chronic on 4/21/2004 7:09 PM
last modified by phrenzee on 1/2/2021 9:35 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Address
102 Fountain Street
Cambridge, Ontario
Canada
Owner:
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  •  Hazards
  • Proximity to a very busy intersection.
  •  Interesting Features
    Very intertesting architecture. Colonial style double balcony spans the majority of the Fountain Street facade. Original stone fences grace the rear pathway behind the hotel. The latest renovation was started with a tasteful facelift and repainting of the building and the addition of red steel roofing. I can recall years ago, the dull grey facade with black and white striped canvas awnings over every window.

    <S.K. note>

    My wife tells me there's an old 'dumb waiter/laundry chute' in the building that runs between the floors - and connects up with a ladder on the top floor to gain access to the attic.

    <Just on that note, unfortunately I do believe the dumb waiter was removed, I don't remember seeing it, and there is no more attic, just a big space>
     Security Measures
  • wooden boarding
  • Locked Doors. 20 feet to busy intersection. Frequent Police Drive-By's.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1888
    Closed: 1988
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  • A big set of Balls. A daytime visit so that flashlights are not seen from outside.
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    Built in the 1800's after the discovery of "healing waters" that were high in sulphur content. People from all around and visitors from Europe sought a stay at the hotel to cure various ailments that the sulphur baths claimed to heal. It became a retirement home during its last full time occupancy. Over the past two decades, several people have tried to redevelop the site, only to fail. The current status of the hotel would lead me to believe, that once again, a failed renovation/redevelopment has happened.
     Media Coverage
    https://www.kitche...ings-hotel-2039467
     Future Plans
    King City-based Guelph Financial Corporation had owned the property since 2006. Now, the mortgage isn’t being paid and Farber Financial Corporation is selling it off to satisfy the debts on the property.
     Stories
    History of Preston Springs Hotel
    Fri, Sep 10th, 2004
    posted by Silent Knight
    Secrets of Preston Springs Hotel
    Sat, Aug 28th, 2004
    posted by Silent Knight


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     Photo Galleries
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    Preston Springs Hotel - April 21/04
    Wed, Apr 21st, 2004
    posted by Chronic
    29 pictures
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    Sulphuric
    Sun, Feb 25th, 2007
    posted by phrenzee
    17 pictures
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    Feb 18/08
    Thu, Nov 27th, 2008
    posted by MsDeKay
    8 pictures
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    Historical
    Fri, Nov 28th, 2008
    posted by phrenzee
    4 pictures
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    Vapula's Jan. Visit
    Sat, Mar 14th, 2009
    posted by vapula
    9 pictures
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    E-photogs rainy day visit
    Sat, Jul 25th, 2009
    posted by e-photog
    4 pictures
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    Coop's 1st Visit - June 26th 2011
    Sun, Jun 26th, 2011
    posted by Coop
    25 pictures
     


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     Panoramas

    lobby pano
    Tue, Jul 21st, 2009
    posted by vapula
     Web Links
    http://cambridgewe...rical/preston.html
    http://www.socyber...Cambridge.127593/1 (Ghost story)
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 1/2/2021 4:29 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 2 21 at 16:29, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 2 21 at 9:35, phrenzee changed the following: Status
  • on Jan 2 21 at 9:35, phrenzee changed the following: Status
  • on Jan 24 20 at 14:36, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 24 20 at 11:21, phrenzee changed the following: Media Coverage
  • on Jan 21 13 at 14:17, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Dec 20 12 at 11:58, phrenzee changed the following: Media Coverage
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  • on Dec 8 12 at 13:03, phrenzee updated gallery Sulphuric
  • on Dec 8 12 at 13:00, phrenzee changed the following: Media Coverage
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Current status?Manzil0402/21/2018 2:46 AM by Manzil
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