221 Clemow

They don’t build houses like these anymore.  Or design em’ like they used to! This house was built in 1909 for W.E. Matthews, a prominent Ottawa man who owned a meat packing company.  Note the unusual rounded two-storey bay window at the end facing Lyon Street!

Here’s the front part of the house.  Notice all the chimneys, the window design, and the enclosed front porch, and the stone foundation. Here’s W.E. Matthews himself, circa early 1900s (image courtesy of Library and Archives Canada):

There’ll be more about the man and the house in an upcoming article in the April Glebe Report…stay tuned!



W.E. Matthews House/Embassy of Lebanon – 221 Clemow

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s