Our next stop is a very square two storey building built in 1914. It served as Walkerville no. 1 Hydro Sub Station until 2003 and now is home to an architectural firm. The highlight of that building was the iron staircase!
I couldn't manage a full photo of the front of the building, but it looks very similar to the back shown in the photo above.
We went to Willistead Manor next. Adrienne and I were really looking forward to seeing the inside of this Edwardian mansion (you can see the outside here). We were not disappointed! There were guides in most rooms sharing interesting details about the history of the manor. We were told about Yuletide Festivities at Willistead and we'll make sure to come back for them!
We thought maybe this opening was a secret passage to another room, it was actually a safe!
There were many wood carving details all throughout the house.
All the furnishings from Willistead were moved out when Edward Walker's widow moved to the USA,
but the restoration of the manor included acquiring pieces that would reflect that time period, along with the choices of wallpaper.
Below is the master bedroom:
More wood carving details can be found outside too:
On our way to the next site, we noticed the house in the photo below. Adrienne took the photo. We were both amazed at the roof and how it curves on the ends, where the eaves normally are.