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  • Paris War Memorial
    ImageText       Left Panel: "LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN AND OUR FATHERS THAT BEGAT US ...ALL THESE WERE HONOURED IN THEIR GENERATIONS AND WERE THE GLORY OF THEIR TIMES" Center Panel: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF PARIS WHO FELL AND IN ...
    ImageText     Left Panel: "LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN AND OUR FATHERS THAT BEGAT US ...ALL THESE WERE HONOURED IN THEIR GENERATIONS AND WERE THE GLORY OF THEIR TIMES" Center Panel: ...
  • Paris Old Town Hall
    ImageText       The Paris Old Town Hall is a Gothic Revival-style building designed by architect John Maxwell (1803-1889) which formerly served as the town hall of Paris. It was built in 1854.
    ImageText     The Paris Old Town Hall is a Gothic Revival-style building designed by architect John Maxwell (1803-1889) which formerly served as the town hall of Paris. It was built in 1854.
  • Mitchell House
    ImageText       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 ...
    ImageText     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 ...
  • Gouinlock House
    ImageTextmystery       Gouinlock House was the home of John Penman, the founder of Penman Manufacturing Company, before he renovated Penmarvian.
    ImageTextmystery     Gouinlock House was the home of John Penman, the founder of Penman Manufacturing Company, before he renovated Penmarvian.
  • The River Lily
    ImageText       Plaque #1: ON THIS SITE ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL INVENTOR OF THE TELEPHONE, RECEIVED FROM BRANTFORD, ONTARIO, ON AUGUST 10, 1876, THE WORLD'S FIRST SUCCESSFUL LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE CALL. ERECTED BY THE CHARLES FLEETFORD SISE CHAPTER TELEPHONE PIONEERS OF AMERICA 10TH AUGUST 1946 Plaque #2: IEEE MILESTONE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND ...
    ImageText     Plaque #1: ON THIS SITE ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL INVENTOR OF THE TELEPHONE, RECEIVED FROM BRANTFORD, ONTARIO, ON AUGUST 10, 1876, THE WORLD'S FIRST SUCCESSFUL LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE CALL. ERECTED BY ...
  • John M. Hall Linens
    ImageText       John M. Hall, The House of Quality Linens is a dry goods store located on Grand River St. N. Opened in 1891, it is one of the oldest stores still in operation in Paris's downtown core. It specializes in tablecloths, placemats, bath towels, hand towels and face cloths. John Hall ...
    ImageText     John M. Hall, The House of Quality Linens is a dry goods store located on Grand River St. N. Opened in 1891, it is one of the oldest stores still ...
  • St. Paul's United Church
    ImageText       Built in 1875, St. Paul's United Church is a United Church congregation in Paris. The church underwent renovations in 1959 (adding an additional wing) and 1994 (making the church handicapped accessible and adding additional space for Sunday school classes/meetings).
    ImageText     Built in 1875, St. Paul's United Church is a United Church congregation in Paris. The church underwent renovations in 1959 (adding an additional wing) and 1994 (making the church handicapped ...
  • Paris Cenotaph
    ImageText       Located in downtown Paris, the Paris Cenotaph is the town's war memorial and location of the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies.
    ImageText     Located in downtown Paris, the Paris Cenotaph is the town's war memorial and location of the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies.
  • Inksater's
    ImageText       Inksater's was a stationery store in Paris. Originally established in 1889 as Fisher's Book and China Store by Senator John Fisher, it was later sold to Frank Inksater[1] and continued to operate under the Inksater name until 2013. It was one of the oldest stores remaining in operation in Paris's ...
    ImageText     Inksater's was a stationery store in Paris. Originally established in 1889 as Fisher's Book and China Store by Senator John Fisher, it was later sold to Frank Inksater[1] and continued ...
  • Paris Presbyterian Church
    ImageText       The Paris Presbyterian Chuch, located at 164 Grand River St. N., was built in 1893 after the congregations from the River Street Presbyterian Church and Dumfries Street Presbyterian Church united.
    ImageText     The Paris Presbyterian Chuch, located at 164 Grand River St. N., was built in 1893 after the congregations from the River Street Presbyterian Church and Dumfries Street Presbyterian Church united.
  • Paris Baptist Church
    ImageText       The Paris Baptist Chuch, located at 25 Broadway St. W., was built in 1885.
    ImageText     The Paris Baptist Chuch, located at 25 Broadway St. W., was built in 1885.
  • Arlington Hotel
    ImageText       The Arlington Hotel in Paris is a hotel that was built in the 1850s by O.D. Bradford. It is located at 106 Grand River St. N., at the corner of William St. and was one of the first hotels in Paris.
    ImageText     The Arlington Hotel in Paris is a hotel that was built in the 1850s by O.D. Bradford. It is located at 106 Grand River St. N., at the corner of ...
  • St. James Anglican Church
    ImageText       St. James Anglican Church, at 8 Burwell St., is a church in Paris which was built in 1838 on land given by Hiram Capron. It is one of the oldest surviving churches in Brant County and will be commemorating its 175th anniversary in 2014. To learn more about the St. ...
    ImageText     St. James Anglican Church, at 8 Burwell St., is a church in Paris which was built in 1838 on land given by Hiram Capron. It is one of the oldest ...
  • Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
    ImageText       The Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, at 17 Washington St., is a church in Paris. Built in 1857 with a Gothic-style architecture, the church underwent renovations in 1881 and 1912.
    ImageText     The Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, at 17 Washington St., is a church in Paris. Built in 1857 with a Gothic-style architecture, the church underwent renovations in 1881 and 1912.
  • Reminiscences by Bob Hasler
    Textcomment       Memories of Bob Hasler about growing up and living in Paris. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the first-hand account.
    Textcomment     Memories of Bob Hasler about growing up and living in Paris. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the first-hand account.
  • Reminiscences of Eleanor Hardie
    Text       Memories of Eleanor Hardie about growing up and living in Paris. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the first-hand account.
    Text     Memories of Eleanor Hardie about growing up and living in Paris. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the first-hand account.
  • Troops to Paris in 1866
    Text       Troops to Paris In the 1860s, one of the concerns of Canadians was the Fenians. This group of men of Irish descent or sympathies were gathering across the border on American soil and there were sincere concerns that they would invade Canada. In March 1866, because of genuine fears, the ...
    Text     Troops to Paris In the 1860s, one of the concerns of Canadians was the Fenians. This group of men of Irish descent or sympathies were gathering across the border on ...
  • Paris Covered Toll Bridge
    Text       In the early communities of the 1830s and 40s the roads and bridges that linked out of the way places like Paris to the larger towns like Hamilton and London were vital to settlers. New immigrants to the area needed ways to bring in the necessities of life and established ...
    Text     In the early communities of the 1830s and 40s the roads and bridges that linked out of the way places like Paris to the larger towns like Hamilton and London ...
  • Asa Wolverton House
    ImageText       House Summary The Wolverton House is a Greek Revival style house located in Paris. It was built in the early 1850s and is located in what was the earliest residential area in Paris. The house was part of the underground railroad, serving as a destination for former slaves. The site ...
    ImageText     House Summary The Wolverton House is a Greek Revival style house located in Paris. It was built in the early 1850s and is located in what was the earliest residential ...
  • Photo Album, John "Jack" Chapple Tate and Mary (Welsh) Tate, July 1940, May 1941-June 1942
    ImageText       Dark brown photo album with a rectangular gold embossed tree on the front top left corner, and a piece of paper taped to the front top right corner labeled: “May 1941 – June 1942 Tate W Wedding July 20/40“. Black paper pages with black triangular corners securing each photograph to ...
    ImageText     Dark brown photo album with a rectangular gold embossed tree on the front top left corner, and a piece of paper taped to the front top right corner labeled: “May ...
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Paris Collection