Front Door Key

An image of a key. The back end has a round key end. The front has one tooth.
Eldon House Key

Country of Origin: Canada
Year: ca. 1834
Materials: Metal 

One of the key artifacts from our 190th Birthday celebrations is the original front door key. Eldon House was likely designed by its builder, Edward Matthews, and was completed in the summer of 1834. It is into this house that Amelia Ryerse Harris, John Harris and their then eight children moved on September 10, 1834.