Century 21 Colonial's Old Homes Week
15 Breakwater Street, Souris
AKA: Matthew House Inn
Old home week marks a special time when friends and family reunite on the island to recount old memories and make new ones. Just like the memories families make together, so do the homes they once lived in. This week we will be showcasing five historical homes as part of our Old Homes Week, highlighting interesting points of these prominent homes in Prince Edward Island.
Today we feature the Matthew House Inn, located at 15 Breakwater Street along the Souris waterfront. The property is a landmark in the town of Souris, decorated in fine architectural accents that are popular with the Queen Anne Revival style. The building was built for Uriah Matthew by William Richard Dingwell around 1885. Matthew was known for the Matthew & MacLean merchant firm in the town of Souris.
Matthew died in 1902 and the house was passed down in the family until 1988 when it was turned into an inn. The inn bears the name of of the original owners as a reminder of the landmark and the family's contributions to the town of Souris. Today the home features many ornate accents inside and out: