This is the old Perth post office typical of many built back in the late 1800s throughout Ontario
Perth Courier, May 25, 1877
The old post office building at the corner of Gore and Harvey Streets was knocked down at auction sale last Tuesday to Mr. Michael Cathcart for $1,200. The purchase includes the old brick building adjoining. The rough cast building, once owned and occupied by Judge Deacon of Pembroke was brought in by the mortgage Professor Snodgrass of Kingston for $850. The latter building had fine grounds attached but the house was not of the kind that could be readily sold and the mortgage consequently went low.