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Mitchell House
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Charles Mitchell House is one of the most noteworthy cobblestone houses in Paris and is considered builder Levi Boughton's best work[1]. Built in the 1840s, it merged the distinctive cobblestone style with Greek Revival architecture[2]. Its evenly-rounded cobblestones are said to have been collected by Mitchell himself, and are arrayed in an attractive, slightly slanted pattern[3]; the cobblestones' regular, stippled design mediates the otherwise grand look of the Doric columns, cornices, and porch[4].

A later side addition from 1885, built as a doctor's office[5], retains the original style and blends in well with the original building[6]. It marks one of the last constructions in the cobblestone style[7].

Notes

[1] Chapple, 80
[2] Ashenburg, 107
[3] Chapple, 80
[4] Ashenburg, 107
[5] Ashenburg, 108
[6] Brant, 14
[7] Ashenburg, 108

References

Ashenburg, Katherine. (1996). Going to Town. Toronto: Macfarlane Walter & Ross.
Chapple, Nina. (2006). A Heritage of Stone: Buildings of Niagara, St. Catharines, the Hamilton Escarpment, Paris, Cambridge, Waterloo County, Guelph, Fergus and Elora and St. Marys. Toronto: Lorimer.
County of Brant. (n.d.) County of Brant Heritage Driving Tour. Retrieved January 11, 2010, from here.

Notes
Images were taken in January 2010
Date of Publication
1840
Subject(s)
Local identifier
2010OB007
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1931939083632 Longitude: -80.3857451677322
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Paris, ON
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Mitchell House


Charles Mitchell House is one of the most noteworthy cobblestone houses in Paris and is considered builder Levi Boughton's best work[1]. Built in the 1840s, it merged the distinctive cobblestone style with Greek Revival architecture[2]. Its evenly-rounded cobblestones are said to have been collected by Mitchell himself, and are arrayed in an attractive, slightly slanted pattern[3]; the cobblestones' regular, stippled design mediates the otherwise grand look of the Doric columns, cornices, and porch[4].

A later side addition from 1885, built as a doctor's office[5], retains the original style and blends in well with the original building[6]. It marks one of the last constructions in the cobblestone style[7].

Notes

[1] Chapple, 80
[2] Ashenburg, 107
[3] Chapple, 80
[4] Ashenburg, 107
[5] Ashenburg, 108
[6] Brant, 14
[7] Ashenburg, 108

References

Ashenburg, Katherine. (1996). Going to Town. Toronto: Macfarlane Walter & Ross.
Chapple, Nina. (2006). A Heritage of Stone: Buildings of Niagara, St. Catharines, the Hamilton Escarpment, Paris, Cambridge, Waterloo County, Guelph, Fergus and Elora and St. Marys. Toronto: Lorimer.
County of Brant. (n.d.) County of Brant Heritage Driving Tour. Retrieved January 11, 2010, from here.