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Saturday, April 8, 2017



Built for coal magnate Robert Dunsmuir, Craigdarroch symbolized the desire of the late 19th-century industrialist to assert their social position through conspicuous displays of wealth. Completed in 1890, the eclectic mansion features exquisite detailing in stone, stained glass, wrought iron and fine wood. Designers, craftsmen and material were drawn from all over North America, marking a new age in construction made possible by transcontinental rail system. This imposing landmark among the largest and most ornate 19th-century mansions in Western Canada.

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