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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => The Imperial Family => Topic started by: Twobsbob on November 06, 2019, 01:54:40 PM

Title: Plaque to commemorate Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna
Post by: Twobsbob on November 06, 2019, 01:54:40 PM
The Riverdale Historical Society (Toronto, Canada) has announced they will erect a plaque next fall at the site where Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna died in 1960. 

After emigrating to Canada in 1948, the Grand Duchess lived in a small farmhouse in Cooksville, outside Toronto.  After the death of her husband, and in failing health, she lived with a family of Russian emigrés in a small apartment above a hair salon in Toronto at 716 Gerard Street East where the plaque will be installed.

Title: Re: Plaque to commemorate Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna
Post by: Sanochka on November 10, 2019, 08:11:19 PM
So good to see the place being recognized.
Title: Re: Plaque to commemorate Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna
Post by: tenorsfan on November 26, 2019, 01:10:11 PM
I think it was earlier this year one of her paintings was sold at Waddingtons Art Auctions in Toronto. I think it went around $1000. Felt I couldn't afford it then, but I still think about now and then.