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Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2009


Plaque Location

The Region of Waterloo
The City of Kitchener
On the grounds of Woodside National Historic Site
on Spring Valley Road west off Wellington Street North
on the path from the parking lot to the house

Coordinates: N 43 27.871 W 80 28.831


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Plaque Text

William Lyon Mackenzie King, tenth Prime Minister of Canada, spend his adolescent years at Woodside, where he lived from 1886-1893. The country setting he enjoyed during this formative period among books and family mementoes fostered his later spiritual, moral and intellectual development. Close ties with his parents, sisters and brothers shaped his image of the ideal family life. The home, originally constructed in 1853, along with its picturesque gardens, also recalls the daily life of a genteel family in the late 19th century.

Another plaque at this location
William Lyon Mackenzie King 1874-1950

Related Ontario plaques
Laurier House
William Lyon Mackenzie King, 1874-1950

Related Toronto plaque
William Lyon Mackenzie King 1874-1950



Kitchener Plaques

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