Paterson/Matheson House - Brandon, MB
N 49° 50.631 W 099° 57.149
14U E 431518 N 5521704
Quick Description: This historical marker is located in front of the house that it describes at 1039 Louise Avenue in Brandon.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 7/8/2013 5:08:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMHGD5
The following information about this historic house is from the Canada's Historic Places
"Description of Historic Place
The splendid Paterson-Matheson House, with its elaborate Eastlake-style decoration, is a prominent feature in a residential neighbourhood west of Brandon's downtown business core. The 1893 brick-veneer structure, with its large 1904 addition, occupies a narrow corner lot in an area that retains its heritage character. The provincial designation applies to the 2 1/2-storey dwelling and its site.
The Paterson/Matheson House is one of Manitoba's finest late nineteenth century houses, a rare example of a Queen Anne Revival design with Eastlake detailing, and good illustration of a brick-veneer dwelling turned into something quite extraordinary through the use of ornamental details. Built for prominent Brandon businessman George A Paterson, the building's decorative elements, such as gingerbread trim, turned posts and spindle work, as well as its corner location and long yard make the house a distinctive local landmark. A magnificent stained-glass window entitled "Listening," designed by noted Winnipeg artist John Allward, is a unique feature of the dwelling's rich interior.
Source: Manitoba Heritage Council Minutes, May 23, 1984"