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  • 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 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Thomas English House
    ImageText       Summary Located in Paris, this house features Classical design elements and likely operated as a farm house before the area’s residential development. A back addition was added at some point during the house’s history but eventually collapsed3. Timeline 1866 – Daniel O’Neil is granted all of said lot by John ...
    ImageText     Summary Located in Paris, this house features Classical design elements and likely operated as a farm house before the area’s residential development. A back addition was added at some point ...
  • Jane Capron House
    ImageText       Summary Located in the town of Paris, this house was built by Hiram Capron circa 1857 and is believed to have been built for his daughter Jane Capron1. The house was owned by the Capron family and its descendants from construction until its sale by the Jones family in 19462. ...
    ImageText     Summary Located in the town of Paris, this house was built by Hiram Capron circa 1857 and is believed to have been built for his daughter Jane Capron1. The house ...
  • 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 ...
  • Barker House
    ImageText       House Summary Located in Paris, Ontario, the Barker house is a cobblestone home built circa 1842. This Ontario Regency Cottage was built on land that exchanged hands from the Indians, to the Crown, to Thomas Gadd. Circa 1840, Gadd severed 75 acres for his daughter Elizabeth and her husband James ...
    ImageText     House Summary Located in Paris, Ontario, the Barker house is a cobblestone home built circa 1842. This Ontario Regency Cottage was built on land that exchanged hands from the Indians, ...
  • Old Town Hall
    ImageText       Building Summary After the formation of a committee to find a site for a town hall, the Old Town Hall in Paris was built on Burwell Street in 1853 by Scotland-born architect John Maxwell. The building, renowned for its gothic architecture, is the first of the civic kind to be ...
    ImageText     Building Summary After the formation of a committee to find a site for a town hall, the Old Town Hall in Paris was built on Burwell Street in 1853 by ...
  • St. James Anglican Church
    ImageText       Building Summary The St. James Anglican Church is the oldest standing church in Paris, Ontario and the oldest cobblestone church in Canada. In the years before the church was built, Paris settler Charles Dickson wrote a letter to his mother residing in Scotland, expressing that Paris was in need of ...
    ImageText     Building Summary The St. James Anglican Church is the oldest standing church in Paris, Ontario and the oldest cobblestone church in Canada. In the years before the church was built, ...
  • Penman's Workman's Cottages
    ImageText       House Summary The Penman’s Workers Cottages were built by John Penman for workers at the Penman’s Mill, starting in 1916. The Cottages consist of both semi-attached and single detached homes along the Grand River on Willow Street. The four semi-attached homes were built first in 1916 followed by the single ...
    ImageText     House Summary The Penman’s Workers Cottages were built by John Penman for workers at the Penman’s Mill, starting in 1916. The Cottages consist of both semi-attached and single detached homes ...
  • Paris Public Library
    ImageText       Building Summary Originally called the Paris Mechanics’ Institute in 1858, the Paris Public Library was located at 7 Grand River Street North. The Paris Public Library where it stands today (12 William Street) was built in 1903 by Alexander Frank Wickson after receiving a grant from Andrew Carnegie. The library ...
    ImageText     Building Summary Originally called the Paris Mechanics’ Institute in 1858, the Paris Public Library was located at 7 Grand River Street North. The Paris Public Library where it stands today ...
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Paris Collection