The Little Red House– Dinner Parties were Frequent and the Wine Flowed Freely — Will it be Saved?

The Little Red House– Dinner Parties were Frequent and the Wine Flowed Freely — Will it be Saved?


After Photos-Perth Remembered

THE LITTLE RED HOUSE. Postcard from 1907 showing the oldest house in Perth. The Fraser Home as it was known in 1963 at 55 Craig Street was built of logs in 1816. Constructed by Lieut. John Adamson the house has served at various times as tavern, school, church, public hall, masonic lodge and printing office. Rev. William Bell held his first services in the attic of this house and Rev Michael Harris use the same quarters for his Anglican serves for three years, 1819-1822. A mid-19th-Centruy fire partly damaged the house and H.R.H. the Prince of Wales suggested in the course of a visit in 1860 that the exterior be clapboarded and pained red. This was done five years later. Perth Remembered



Red House

From left, Jim Forrester, owner of 55 Craig St., historical mapping project coordinator Barrie Crampton, historian Ron Shaw, and model builder Michael Herbert, hold up a model of 55 Craig St., with the real thing, the old Red House, behind them. Sept. 21, 2016. – Desmond Devoy/Metroland

Renovations continue at the historic Red House–Owner has hopes to move 55 Craig St. to Algonquin College campus nearby



Perth’s historic “Red House,” with its iconic red front door, at 55 Craig St., has been sold.

Brent McLaren, chair of the Heritage Perth Advisory Panel, made the revelation at the panel meeting on Monday, May 16. Read more here.. CLICK

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
14 Mar 1942, Sat  •  Page 18

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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