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  • Photograph of St. James Anglican Church
        This is a photograph of the front of St. James Anglican Church on Burwell Street in Paris, Ontario. The nave was built of cobblestone by Levi Boughton in 1839. A pointed Gothic window and doorway is visible, as well as the octagonal bell tower. The photograph is dated 1955.
      This is a photograph of the front of St. James Anglican Church ...
  • Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre
        House Summary Five Oaks is located at the intersection of the Grand River and Whiteman’s Creek in the traditional territory of the Onondaga, and served as a meeting place for Indigenous communities for generations. The property was included in the Haldimand Proclamation, which granted six miles on either side of ...
      House Summary Five Oaks is located at the intersection of the Grand ...
  • Thomas House
        Summary Originally located in the Cainsville area on what is now Colborne Street, the Thomas House was constructed in 1835 for John Thomas by William Abbot. Peanut butter was manufactured at the house by the Taylor family from 1920 until the middle of the Second World War when it became ...
      Summary Originally located in the Cainsville area on what is now Colborne ...
  • Griffin House
        Summary Located in South Dumfries Township, the Griffin house was built in approximately 1898 for Maggie and William Fleming after the couple purchased the .45 acres of land. This Colonial Revival style, white frame home has undergone many renovations over the years, originally featuring a picket fence and pillars that ...
      Summary Located in South Dumfries Township, the Griffin house was built in ...
  • Nut Grove Farm
        House Summary The Langs' Home, also known as Nut Grove Farm, has been in the Langs family for many generations. The original house was a log house until it burned down in 1845. By the following year, a 1.5 storey home was built in its place. Black walnut and hickory ...
      House Summary The Langs' Home, also known as Nut Grove Farm, has ...
  • Charles Mitchell House
        Summary With construction beginning in 1842, the Charles Mitchell House is one of the renowned cobblestone buildings in Paris constructed by Levi Boughton. The house is a great example of Greek Revival-style architecture. Numerous people have lived in the house after Mr. Mitchell moved to his farm in Blenheim Township ...
      Summary With construction beginning in 1842, the Charles Mitchell House is one ...
  • Penmarvian
        Summary The original house was built by Hiram Capron in 1846 and known as the The Stone House. It took three years and twelve stone masons to complete and is an exemplar of the Greek Revival style popular at the time. Note how the square profile, flat hip roof and ...
      Summary The original house was built by Hiram Capron in 1846 and ...
  • Howell Block
        Summary Howell Block has served a wide variety of functions within the St. George community, including a tinsmith, drug store, hardware store, library, museum, community hall, newspaper office, lawyers office, central telephone office, and post office. The original store and distillery was owned and operated by Nicholas Barmore in 1834 ...
      Summary Howell Block has served a wide variety of functions within the ...
  • Nixon Homestead
        Summary Two miles east of St. George is the Nixon Homestead, built by Charles Nixon in 1853. The house has remained in the family to the present day. Timeline 1853 – Construction Begins Under Charles Nixon, grandfather of Harry C Nixon. 1 1880 – Brick House Built Henry (the oldest ...
      Summary Two miles east of St. George is the Nixon Homestead, built ...
  • Photograph of the Silo at the Harley Homestead
        This is a photograph of the silo on the Harley Homestead, presumed to have been taken in 1954, the year the silo was built.
      This is a photograph of the silo on the Harley Homestead, presumed ...
  • Photograph of the Harley Homestead
        This is a photograph of the Harley Homestead circa 1950. The verandah on the front of the home has since been renovated into a closed den. The chimney in the photograph was removed circa 1955.
      This is a photograph of the Harley Homestead circa 1950. The verandah ...
  • Aerial Photograph of the Harley Homestead
        This is an aerial photograph of the Harley Homestead. Although the date is unknown, it is presumed to be 1948. The smaller barn in the photograph was blown down in hurricane Hazel in 1954. The large tree in the center of the photograph has since been taken down and replaced ...
      This is an aerial photograph of the Harley Homestead. Although the date ...
  • Postcard of the Harley Homestead
        This is a postcard with a drawing of the Harley Homestead from 1951, where it is presumed Archibald Harley resided. The verandah shown in the drawing has since been renovated into a closed den.
      This is a postcard with a drawing of the Harley Homestead from ...
  • Photograph of Old Town Hall in Paris in the Winter
        This item is a photograph of the tower of Old Town Hall in Paris from the Hall garden. The date of the photograph is unknown but it is presumed to have been taken sometime before 1935 when the bell tower was removed.
      This item is a photograph of the tower of Old Town Hall ...
  • Photograph of the Original Paris Lawn Bowling Clubhouse
        This item is a photograph of the Paris Lawn Bowling club. Although the date unknown, it is presumed to be sometime before 1949 when the building in the photograph was taken down and replaced with the new clubhouse that is currently at the site.
      This item is a photograph of the Paris Lawn Bowling club. Although ...
  • Photograph of Penman's Workers Cottage on Willow Street in Paris
        This is a photograph of 28 and 30 Willow Street in Paris, Ontario. This semi-attached home was one of the workman's cottages built by John Penman for workers of the Penman's Mill in 1916. The cottages are symmetrical redbrick dwellings with front verandahs. Notice the dormer with a hipped roof ...
      This is a photograph of 28 and 30 Willow Street in Paris, ...
  • Photograph of the Paris Lawn Bowling Club at the Clubhouse
        This is a photograph of the Paris Lawn Bowling Club outside of the original clubhouse that is located at 169 Grand River Street North. The date of the photo is unknown but presumed to be sometime before 1949 when the new, larger clubhouse was built.
      This is a photograph of the Paris Lawn Bowling Club outside of ...
  • Photograph of the Paris Lawn Bowling Clubhouse During a Tournament
        This is a photograph of the Paris Lawn Bowling Club and other bowlers during a tournament at the Paris Lawn Bowling Clubhouse on May 25, 1908. At this tournament the Paris team played St. George, Troy, and possibly Brantford Teams. The original clubhouse is present in the photograph.
      This is a photograph of the Paris Lawn Bowling Club and other ...
  • Photograph of the Paris Lawn Bowling Club on Bowling Green
        This is a photograph of the Paris Lawn Bowling Club. Although the date is unknown, it is presumed to be sometime between 1900-1950. The people pictured are as follows: Top row (L-R) A.B. Pierce, J. Currie, W. Newell, F. Hamilton, D. Coilis, W. Belyea, A. Sinclair, W.Kelman, J. Jefferson Middle ...
      This is a photograph of the Paris Lawn Bowling Club. Although the ...
  • Photograph of the Lawn Bowlers at the Paris Lawn Bowling Club
        This is a photograph of men from the Paris Lawn Bowling Club bowling at the clubhouse. Although the date is unknown, it is presumed to be sometime between 1900 and 1940. The people pictured are as follows: John Inksater, Robert Inksater, Alex Kirkpatrick, Dr. T.A. Howell, Mr. Thomas Hall.
      This is a photograph of men from the Paris Lawn Bowling Club ...
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Historical Buildings of the County of Brant