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Long known as “The Old Place”, the Sir Frederick Borden house was designed in 1902 by the renowned architect William Critchlow Harris. Consisting of over 6,000 sq. ft. on a gently sloping riverside site of 13 acres, Harris’s design is in the North American Shingle style, derivative of the British Arts and Crafts movement, its overall form derived from the late 19th-century Queen Anne Revival. A trend setting architectural style in its day, displaying an unembellished simplicity, with strong references to nature, and placing natural materials in the forefront of its design, this turreted, asymmetrical, sprawling mansion’s history is quintessentially Canadian. Sir Frederick Borden was a rural doctor in Canning, member of parliament and Canadian Minister of Militia under Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier, and first cousin to Canadian Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden.