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Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2010


Plaque Location

The Region of Durham
The City of Oshawa
To the right of his former home of his former home
on Simcoe Street North just north of Adelaide Street

Coordinates: N 43 54.286 W 78 52.052


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Plaque Text

A rare surviving example of the grand estates of the inter-war years, Parkwood consists of a richly decorated house set in 5 ha of grounds. The house, originally constructed in 1916-1917 to the designs of the Toronto firm of Darling and Pearson, was the home of Colonel Robert Samuel McLaughlin, President of General Motors of Canada. His wife, Adelaide, took a particular interest in the gardens designed by H.B. and L.A. Dunington-Grubb in the 1920s and in the magnificent formal garden constructed in 1935-1936 to the designs of John Lyle.

Other plaques at this location
R.S. "Sam" McLaughlin, C.C., 1871-1972
Robert Samuel McLaughlin (1871-1972)

Related Ontario plaque
Robert McLaughlin 1836-1921



Oshawa Plaques

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