Mostly Wordless Saturday – August 22, 2015 – Mackenzie King Estates
On February 3rd, 1916 the Centre Block of Canada’s Parliament Buildings burnt to the ground, the result of a carelessly discarded cigar in a waste basket in one of the reading rooms. Only the library was saved. William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada’s 10th prime minister, moved some of the ruins of the Centre Block (as well as ruins from other locations) to his estate in Kingsmere. On his death, Mackenzie King left the estate to the people of Canada.
I visited the site with a friend last evening.