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Grand Duchess Olga Romanov Residence, Cooksville
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Title: Grand Duchess Olga Romanov Residence, Cooksville
Identifier: B223
Date of Original Photo: 1978
Date Built: 1946
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Historic buildings - Ontario - Cooksville (Mississauga)
Location: 2130 Camilla Road, Plan B27, pt. Lot 5 RP 43R1702 parts 1, 4

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Description: 2130 Camilla Road, Cooksville. Plan B27, pt. Lot 5 RP 43R1702 parts 1, 4. This is a one and a half storey vernacular structure built of red brick on a concrete base, and is typical of modest post-war housing found throughout the City. From 1954 to 1960, it was the home of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, sister of Tsar Nicholas II. Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna was born in St. Petersburg on June 14, 1882 and was the youngest daughter of Tsar Alexander III. In 1901 she married Prince Peter of Oldenburg. The marriage was annulled in 1916 so she could marry a commoner, Colonel Nikolai Koulikovsky. She had become a nurse in 1914 when war broke out and was in Kiev nursing the wounded at the time of the Russian Revolution in 1917 so she was able to escape. She and her husband escaped to the Crimea and from there to Denmark where they lived in exile with their two sons. In 1948 she and her family came to Canada and settled on a farm in Campbellville, Ontario. When her husband became too ill to run the farm they moved to Cooksville where they lived on Camilla Road. In 1960 Olga moved to Toronto where she died November 24 of that year. She and her husband are buried in York Cemetery. Description updated as of July 2014.
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