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Alone at the Top
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Three Ottawa houses in particular have been associated with prime ministers. Earnscliffe, now the British High Commissioner's residence, was John A. Macdonald's home from 1871 to 1891. Wilfrid Laurier and Mackenzie King both lived at 335 Theodore Street; however, by the time of King's residence, both the street and the house had been renamed in Laurier's honour. In 1953, 24 Sussex was made the prime minister's official residence. An accompanying property at Harrington Lake became the prime minister's summer home.

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