Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Designs
The prominent iconic octagonal gazebo in downtown Waterloo, Ontario (bottom photo) called the TIME TELLER was built in the 1980's as a proud reminder of the rich heritage of Waterloo Region in Ontario. Following are 24 hex symbols designed and painted by Otto Werner (1923-1991) that adorn the gazebo. After discovering some of my dad's unfinished drawings of beautiful Waterloo and Wellington County, Ontario barn hex designs, I thought it was a waste to loose these beautiful designs so I decided to complete some that I loved. These are also included below. Based on traditional Pennsylvania Dutch designs, these HEX symbols found on many Mennonite barns in Waterloo and Wellington Regions (see bottom of page for a brief history) are now offered as canvas and art prints - an excellent addition to your country or contemporary kitchen decor! Paintings by my dad,
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THE TIMETELLER GAZEBO
HANNE LORE KOEHLER:
I took the following photo of THE TIMETELLER GAZEBO in the summer of 2014. This prominent iconic octagonal gazebo in downtown Waterloo, Ontario called the TIME TELLER was built in the 1980's as a proud reminder of the rich heritage of Waterloo region in Ontario. The glass-enclosed core of the gazebo holds a display of brewery items and beer steins that represent the annual Oktoberfest held here. It also houses a clock which originally was to be powered by the steam produced by nearby Carlings Brewery and/or Seagrams Distillery which was founded in Waterloo in 1857 by Joseph E. Seagram. After changing ownership many times over the years, in 1997, the Seagram Museum, formerly the original Seagram distillery in Waterloo, was forced to close due to lack of funds. The two original barrel houses on the site are now the unique Seagram Lofts condominiums. Sadly, due to lack of funds after the brewery closed, the steam clock was never completed.
More details of the Waterloo heritage TIME TELLER GAZEBO
(Attribution: DINO2411) can be seen in the winter photograph.
My dad, Otto Werner (1923 - 1991) who contributed to the design of the gazebo, was commissioned to design and paint a series of 24 panels that illustrated some of the Pennsylvania Dutch Hex designs featured on many of the old barns in the region. Each of these unique hex designs was incorporated into the gazebo design directly under the eaves. He also painted a different mural in each of the four dormers of the gazebo rooftop. The 24 hex designs of the TIME TELLER GAZEBO shown above are now offered as canvas and art prints - an excellent addition to your country or contempoary kitchen decor!