Boyhood home of London artist Paul Peel. The building is representative of an urban home at the turn of the 19th century.
Paul Peel (1860-1892), the London-born and world-renowned artist, lived in this home during his childhood. The house was originally located at 238 Richmond Street, south of Horton Street. Paul’s parents, John and Amelia Peel, bought the house in 1865, when Paul was five years old. The family resided at this house for approximately two and a half years. In 1868, the Peel family moved to a house at 167 Oxford Street where Paul lived for the remainder of his adolescent years.