Paterson House, Owen Sound, [1900] - [1910]
by
Trevor Porter

Paterson House: What You Want and Where to Find It

Trevor Porter

This pamphlet, circa 1895 – 1900, serves as an advertisement for both the Paterson House hotel and for Owen Sound as a whole, highlighting the town’s natural attractions as they were at the start of the 20th century. It describes Owen Sound as the “cheapest, prettiest, coolest, and healthiest” spot for a summer vacation, and claims that a drink of the region’s water is “one of the greatest treats imaginable.” The Paterson House itself is described in similarly superlative terms, noting that it carries the best wines and finest cigars. Also included are several photographs of “Paterson House Park”, today known as Harrison Park.

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