Eastland House (a.k.a The Winston Churchill House)

273 Hunter Street West, ,

Courtesy of the Heritage Preservation Office, City of Peterborough

This beautiful house is one of the oldest stone houses in Peterborough. Built in 1848 by Thomas Eastland, the house also has a remarkable history of occupants and visitors. Eastland House has strong ties to the early banks of Peterborough, as the residence for the local managers of the Bank of Montreal and Ontario Bank. It stands as an example of a period when employers were expected to provide housing for their top employees. Eastland house is also known locally as ‘the Winston Churchill House’. During Churchill’s North American tour of 1900/01, the future British Prime Minister stayed at the house on January 1, 1901.


GPS Coordinates: 44.305576000, -78.325271000