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  • Photograph of the Side of St. James Anglican Church
    Image       This is a photograph of the side of the St. James Anglican Church in Paris, Ontario. The cobblestone church built by Levi Boughton in 1839 is of the Gothic Revival architectural style, and the Gothic, center pointed windows are visible in this photo. A small dormer window is also visible ...
    Image     This is a photograph of the side of the St. James Anglican Church in Paris, Ontario. The cobblestone church built by Levi Boughton in 1839 is of the Gothic Revival ...
  • Photograph of the Arlington from Grand River Street North
    Image       This is a photograph of the Arlington hotel from Grand River Street North. The name of the hotel on the plaster unit that is visible in this photo has since been removed. Although difficult to see, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is situated on the other side of the ...
    Image     This is a photograph of the Arlington hotel from Grand River Street North. The name of the hotel on the plaster unit that is visible in this photo has since ...
  • Photograph of the Paris Public Library in Winter
    Image       This is a photograph of the Paris Public Library in the winter. The original entrance way at the front of the building is visible. The date of the photograph is unknown.
    Image     This is a photograph of the Paris Public Library in the winter. The original entrance way at the front of the building is visible. The date of the photograph is ...
  • Charles Mitchell House
    ImageText       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 ...
    ImageText     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 ...
  • Photograph of Hamilton Place c.1892
    ImageText       2 col newspaper cut Hamilton Place Home of Paul Wickson the artist circa 1892
    ImageText     2 col newspaper cut Hamilton Place Home of Paul Wickson the artist circa 1892
  • Photo of an Unidentified House
    ImageTextmystery       Photograph of an unidentified house. The date this photo was taken is unknown.
    ImageTextmystery     Photograph of an unidentified house. The date this photo was taken is unknown.
  • New Durham Milk Factory
    ImageTextmysterycomment       Front: NEW DURHAM, ONTARIO MILK FACTORY Back: Main Street New Durham Ontario
    ImageTextmysterycomment     Front: NEW DURHAM, ONTARIO MILK FACTORY Back: Main Street New Durham Ontario
  • Old Town Hall, Paris
    Image       This 19th century photograph shows the Paris old town hall at 13 Burwell Street. It was first built in 1854, and was used as the town hall for many years until later being converted into an opera house. This image was printed on p. 52 of At the Forks of ...
    Image     This 19th century photograph shows the Paris old town hall at 13 Burwell Street. It was first built in 1854, and was used as the town hall for many years ...
  • Early History of the Paris High School
    ImageText       This history of Paris High School was donated by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. It was written c. 1923 by Franklin Smoke. Owing to inability to find contemporary records, much of the early history of education in the Town of Paris has already become mere tradition. Few, if any, ...
    ImageText     This history of Paris High School was donated by the Paris Museum and Historical Society. It was written c. 1923 by Franklin Smoke. Owing to inability to find contemporary records, ...
  • Photograph of Old Town Hall in Paris in the Winter
    Image       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.
    Image     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 ...
  • Hamilton Place
    ImageText       Summary Located in Paris, Hamilton Place is a three storey cobblestone building that was designed by Andrew J. Minney in the early 1840s. The house was first inhabited by Norman Hamilton, who oversaw endeavours in both gypsum mining and liquor distilling. After Norman’s death, the house would later be inhabited ...
    ImageText     Summary Located in Paris, Hamilton Place is a three storey cobblestone building that was designed by Andrew J. Minney in the early 1840s. The house was first inhabited by Norman ...
  • S.S. #13 Harley School
    ImageTextmystery       Back: Harley Public School
    ImageTextmystery     Back: Harley Public School
  • Rapai House
    ImageText       Summary The Hawksfield Farm, located on Maple Avenue South, is an Ontario Farm House. The property was once 200 acres but now stands at about 112 acres. Many new additions have been added to the property but many of the original features still stand such as the stairs, railings, flooring ...
    ImageText     Summary The Hawksfield Farm, located on Maple Avenue South, is an Ontario Farm House. The property was once 200 acres but now stands at about 112 acres. Many new additions ...
  • Hiram Capron Homestead
    ImageText       Summary This home, located on Homestead Road, is the oldest surviving building in Paris built in 1831; it belonged to the founder of Paris, Hiram Capron. This home once held a general store and Paris’ first post office. It was built on the site of early settler William Holmes’ log ...
    ImageText     Summary This home, located on Homestead Road, is the oldest surviving building in Paris built in 1831; it belonged to the founder of Paris, Hiram Capron. This home once held ...
  • Charles Arnold House
    ImageText       Summary This house on Arnold Street, thought to be Charles Arnold’s first home, is a 2377 square feet stucco home with a cobblestone foundation. Charles Arnold purchased the land from Hiram Capron and built the storey and a half lathe plaster home. It was stuccoed in 1965. A lot of ...
    ImageText     Summary This house on Arnold Street, thought to be Charles Arnold’s first home, is a 2377 square feet stucco home with a cobblestone foundation. Charles Arnold purchased the land from ...
  • Rathbun Family
    ImageTextmystery       Item is a photograph of Charles and Maria Rathbun along with other family members taken outside of the house located beside Harley Hall on January 31, 1936.
    ImageTextmystery     Item is a photograph of Charles and Maria Rathbun along with other family members taken outside of the house located beside Harley Hall on January 31, 1936.
  • Langford Church
    ImageText       Summary The Langford Community Church, located on 1601 Colborne Street E, was constructed in 1868 and was known by many different names. It was first called the Plank Road Church, then in 1924, after joining forces with the United Church of Canada, it became known as Langford United Church. After ...
    ImageText     Summary The Langford Community Church, located on 1601 Colborne Street E, was constructed in 1868 and was known by many different names. It was first called the Plank Road Church, ...
  • Scotland United Church
    ImageText       House Summary The Scotland United Church, located at 10 Church St W, Scotland, was built circa 1850. It was originally known as the Congregational Church and began with the congregation meeting at the local school house in 1835. The Congregational Church was founded by Reverend James Nall. The white frame ...
    ImageText     House Summary The Scotland United Church, located at 10 Church St W, Scotland, was built circa 1850. It was originally known as the Congregational Church and began with the congregation ...
  • Burford Public School 1933 Class Photo
    ImageTextmysterycomment       Back: Burford Public School Rm 3 1933
    ImageTextmysterycomment     Back: Burford Public School Rm 3 1933
  • Northfield School Class Photo
    ImageText       Teacher: (VIOLA KELLY) Northfield School, Burford Township, Mrs Archie Thompson Front Row (from left) 1 Howard Rand 2 Ken Smith 3 Lloyd Courtnage 4 Jacke Givens 5 Jack Rand 6 Greta Taugher 7 Fern Postill 8 Frances Martin 9 Rose Carson 10 Mabel Neil 11 Jean Shellington Middle Row Robert ...
    ImageText     Teacher: (VIOLA KELLY) Northfield School, Burford Township, Mrs Archie Thompson Front Row (from left) 1 Howard Rand 2 Ken Smith 3 Lloyd Courtnage 4 Jacke Givens 5 Jack Rand 6 ...
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