For less than the price of a small Toronto condo, you could be the owner of a historic house where John Diefenbaker was born.
A real estate listing for the four-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Neustadt, Ontario, entreats prospective buyers to “own a piece of history” for just $369,900.
“This lovingly maintained historical home was the birthplace of John Diefenbaker, the 13th Prime Minster of Canada,” the posting says. “The current owners have felt privileged to live here and were careful to maintain the character and nostalgia of this 19th-century home while savouring a peaceful life with gardens and animals and reminders everywhere of days gone by.”
Diefenbaker was born in the house in 1895, which is located about two hours northwest of Toronto, and about 90 kilometres north of Guelph, Ont. His family, though, moved to what would later become Saskatchewan, in 1903.
The house he was born has made news before: During the 2015 election campaign, then-Conservative leader Stephen Harper said if the Tories won the election, they’d make the house a national historic site.