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Matheson House

Matheson House

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Matheson House

Plaque Location

The County of Lanark
The Town of Perth
11 Gore Street East, east of Foster Street


Coordinates: N 44 54.056 W 76 15.029

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Plaque Text

Built in 1840 of local sandstone, the Matheson House is an outstanding example of early Scottish-Canadian architecture. Its design is imposing, its stonework remarkably fine, and it occupies a key position in one of the best surviving streetscapes in Canada characteristic of this important architectural tradition. The house was originally owned by the Hon. Roderick Matheson, a prominent citizen of Perth and one of the Dominion's first senators. It remained in the possession of the Matheson family for nearly 100 years.

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Posted February 3, 2013
My GGGG Grandfather is The Honourable Roderick Matheson who owned this home. I would love to visit some day. Have been searching my Family Tree. I have been able to go back as far as The Honourable Roderick's Father and his GGGG Grandfather. If anybody can help me with any more information I would be so grateful.
Thank You, Irene Matheson. Email.......iskobrak@yahoo.com




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