Laurier House

Built in 1879 for an Ottawa jeweller, Laurier House is a fine example of the Second Empire style, and is the only place in Canada where you can experience a residence where a Prime Minister lived while in office.
In 1896, the property was purchased by friends and Liberal Party supporters for Canada’s newest Prime Minister, Wilfred Laurier. Laurier lived in the house with his wife until his death in 1919. In her will, Lady Laurier left the house in 1921 to William Lyon Mackenzie King who had become Prime Minister after Laurier’s death. King served as Prime Minister for 22 years, the longest in Canadian history.

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