Chandler Walker's Magnificent Mansion in Walkerville
October 21, 1905
Walker's Magnificent Mansion in Walkerville
combination of lavish expenditures and architectural skill has provided
a magnificent mansion for E.C. Walker, of Walkerville, one of the
wealthiest men in southwestern Ontario. In contrast with the rows
of brick residences which comply with the wants of the average citizen
of Walkerville, the new Walker home rises in palatial splendour,
and from the massive turrets a commanding view of the panoramic
beauties of Belle Isle and the Detroit River is obtained.
admit the new residence is not surpassed in the province of Ontario.
It was erected at an estimated cost of $125,000, but the expenditure
on the completed structure will probably exceed this amount.
The exterior is
about completed, but the elaborate interior construction will not
be finished until next spring of 1906 when Mr. and Mrs. Walker expect
to occupy their commodious home. [They actually moved in during
The Walker residence
is modelled after the old English estates, being typical of the
rural homes of wealthy men in the old country. The old English style
of architecture has been observed in the designing of the residence,
and the "atmosphere" of old English, is accentuated by
the hedge which surrounds the grounds.
the building the visitor notices its massive grey stone structure,
[granite stone direct from Scotland] surmounted with a striking
red roof. Six massive turrets rise from the ground and the multiplicity
of windows, apertures and doors give an impressive effect.
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