Flashback: Woodside National Historic Site

Flashback: Woodside National Historic Site, the boyhood home of Sir William Lyon MacKenzie King, Politician and former Prime Minister of Canada taken ca. 2006 in Berlin (present day Kitchener) Ontario.

Posted by Through Daniel's Lens: Photography By Daniel Swan on Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Woodside National Historic Site (ca. 2006)

Woodside National Historic Site is the childhood home of former Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. King resided there from 1886 to 1893. The house is located in the city of Berlin (Present Day Kitchener, Ontario, Canada). The house was built in 1853. A group of local citizens created the Mackenzie King Woodside Trust to preserve the house from demolition and acquire the property. The house has been restored to reflect the Victorian era. The 11.5-acre (47,000 m2) site includes wooded grounds, gardens, and lawn. A video presentation is shown about the King family and Woodside. Victorian period programs and special events are offered.

The house and the entire grounds were designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1952. It’s Governing Body Is Parks Canada

Location Of The Site (Google Maps):

Here is another photo I took of the site on a crisp Winter’s Day in 2015

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