Woodside National Historic Site facts for kids
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|Type||Childhood home of former Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King.|
|Location||528 Wellington Street North
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
|Governing body||Parks Canada|
|Website||Woodside National Historic Site|
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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