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Woodside
Woodside Kitchener 2006.jpg
Type Childhood home of former Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King.
Location 528 Wellington Street North
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
N2H 5L5
Built 1853
Architectural style(s) Victorian
Governing body Parks Canada
Website Woodside National Historic Site
Designated 1952

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 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 grounds were designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1952.

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