109, Wellington Street North, Town of St. Marys, Ontario, N4X, Canada
Dr. John Hugh Mathieson House
109 Wellington Street North
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Mathieson House is located at 109 Wellington Street North, on the southeast corner of Widder and Wellington Streets, in the Town of St. Marys. The two-storey buff-brick residence was constructed in 1874.
The property was designated by the Town of St. Marys in 1989, for its architectural value or interest, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law 80-1989).
The Mathieson House was constructed in 1874 for Dr. John Hugh Mathieson and his wife, Mary Mathieson. Dr. Mathieson was an outstanding doctor and visionary leader who made significant contributions to the St. Marys community. Mary Mathieson, John's wife, was the daughter of prominent pioneer settlers Milner Harrison and Catherine Howard.
The Mathieson House is a fine example of Italianate architecture. Constructed by local builder Robert Barbour, the house displays elements comparable to that of other Barbour-built homes, including Mount Pascoe, at 89 Ontario Street, which shares similar room arrangements and window and door surround details. Characteristic of Italianate architecture, the house features a projecting bay window and a portico on the façade, corner quoins and brackets beneath the roof eaves. Also of note is the veranda, which spans the façade and south elevation and features a decorative balustrade.
Source: Town of St. Marys, By-law 80-1989.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of the Mathieson House include its:
- two-storey buff-brick construction
- hip roof
- veranda and balustrade
- projecting bay window
- offset projecting portico with decorative columns and capitals around the entrance
- chimneys on the north and south elevations
- brackets beneath the eaves
- double-hung, 2 over 2 windows
- corner quoins
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Town of St. Marys
P.O. Box 998
175 Queen St. East
St. Marys, Ontario
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