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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson House / Matheson House (1039 Louise Avenue, Brandon)

This house was built in 1893 by Brandon’s William Bell and Sons for businessman George Alexander Paterson. Renovations in 1904 doubled its size. A magnificent stained glass window “Listening”, designed by Winnipeg artist John Allward, was added to the second floor landing around this time. In 1969, owner Norman Alexander Matheson donated the house to the Western Region Alcoholism Foundation of Manitoba as a halfway house for alcoholics. A commemorative plaque was unveiled by the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba.

Paterson House / Matheson House

Paterson House / Matheson House (October 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Paterson House / Matheson House

Paterson House / Matheson House (November 2017)
Source: George Penner

Paterson House / Matheson House

Paterson House / Matheson House (September 2021)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84393, W99.95256
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: George Alexander Paterson (1868-1941)

Memorable Manitobans: Norman Alexander Matheson (1901-1985)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Moreland Manor (1340 Louise Avenue, Brandon)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites


“The N. A. Matheson House opens doors of hope to ill,” Brandon Sun, 21 September 1968, page 13.

Paterson / Matheson House, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 October 2021

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