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building of park wood


National Historic Site

The Parkwood National Historic Site was home to the late R.S. McLaughlin who was a Canadian auto baron and founder of General Motors of Canada.

The home is inspired by early 20th century Beaux-Arts design. The mansion is 15,000 square foot with 55 rooms was built between 1915 and 1917.

Learn about the daily life of upkeeping this mansion and the large domestic staff that made this grand estate possible. The art, gardens and furniture are all preserved to show what life was like in this beautiful estate. The McLaughlin’s were very into gardening with eleven greenhouses and a staff of 24 gardeners. Still upkept today, come visit the beautiful gardens of this amazing estate.


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