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Castle Kilbride

60 Snyder's Rd E, Baden, ON N3A 2V6
Castle Kilbride

Castle Kilbride

Photo credit: Photo by Tudor Costache (GFDL) from Wikimedia Commons

Castle Kilbride is the former residence of James Livingston, a Canadian member of parliament, and owner of flax and linseed oil mills. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in March 1994. The major feature of Castle Kilbride is the interior decorative murals in the style of the Italian Renaissance. The trompe-l'œil technique used in the murals gives the illusion of a third dimension. The building is also an outstanding example of an Italianate villa of its place and time, and at the time of its building was a tribute to the reputation of its owner as the so-called 'Flax and Oil King of Canada'.

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