Talk:Craigdarroch Castle

Latest comment: 2 years ago by Twospoonfuls in topic Why Scottish Baronial?

I question the source of the statement that this building is " ....modelled on the ancestral Dunsmuir estate in Scotland." Robert Dunsmuir came from a reasonably prosperous family in Scotland, but nothing I have read so far would indicate there was anything like a "Dunsmuir estate". Is there a source for this statement? KenWalker | Talk 06:45, 19 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Removed noted text. My reading and info reviewed on tour of building do not contain any such info. KenWalker | Talk 01:05, 7 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Sounds good. When I toured there last year, they had a whole room dedicated to the history of the place but, in the middle of a mostly-guided tour, I didn't have time to pore over all of it. I don't remember hearing that statement during that tour. I bet you could inquire with the museum society that owns it and get some accurate info. (BTW I have more pictures of the place that I need to find and post on Commons. Stay tuned for those.) —Wknight94 (talk) 11:21, 7 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is this a Copy Vio?Edit

This edit looks to me like a wholesale copy of the brochure that visitors to the castle receive. I can't put my hand on a copy of it, but if I am right, it should be deleted as a copyright violation. I have asked the editor who made the changes to comment at User_talk:Heidishiu. --KenWalker | Talk 03:53, 18 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This article currently claims:

The museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

However, at that organization's accreditation query page only US states and territories are listed. At the alphabetic list page the word "Craigdarroch" cannot be found. I have placed a cn tag on the claim. (talk) 01:01, 24 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The web site does not appear to have a search program. Using an external search site such as google I tried looking for the word stem "accredit" at and no results were found. Hence it appears that the Society's own web site does not mention accreditation. I suspect the claim should be removed from the article. (talk) 13:29, 25 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The claim has been removed. (talk) 21:23, 6 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I would love to have a section relating to the meaning of the name of the castle and estate. Where did Craigdarroch come from what does it mean and why was it chosen as the name? --Skippingrock (talk) 07:25, 16 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Are there any references for including this building is Category:Châteauesque architecture? It looks to me to be a colonial version of Scottish baronial architecture, with very few, if any, chateauesque features. Giano (talk) 20:23, 25 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Craigdarroch Castle is a historic Victorian-era mansion in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, built in the Scottish-baronial style in the late 1800s. The wealthy coal baron Robert Dunsmuir intended it as a family residence, but died before it was completed. His widow sold the Craigdarroch estate to a speculator, who subdivided the land into building lots. To stimulate sales during a slow real-estate market, he announced that the home would be the subject of a raffle, to be won by one of the purchasers. The winner mortgaged the house to finance speculative ventures, and when these failed, the ownership passed to the Bank of Montreal in 1919. The house was used in 2015 as the filming location for The Boy, a horror movie.

Photograph credit: Michal Klajban

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Why Scottish Baronial?Edit

No crow steps or bartizan, so why is this Scottish baronial rather than, say, Richardson Romanesque?Twospoonfuls (εἰπέ) 12:52, 3 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]