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  • J.B. Howell's House Postcard
        This is a postcard with a photograph of what was presumably J.B. Howell's House in St. George. The photograph depicts a side view of the one-and-a-half storey white frame house. James B. Howell was a grandson of Isaac Howell, the original Howell settler in the area. The 1876 South Dumfries ...
      This is a postcard with a photograph of what was presumably J.B. ...
  • House in Paris, Ontario
        This photograph shows a house in Paris, Ontario. It may be the Baird house at 194 Grand River St. N. This photo comes from a collection of photos of families related to the Baird family of Paris, including the Baird, Bunnell and Foley families, so it may have belonged to ...
      This photograph shows a house in Paris, Ontario. It may be the ...
  • House in Paris, Ontario
        This photograph shows a house in Paris, Ontario. It may be the Baird house at 194 Grand River St. N. This photo comes from a collection of photos of families related to the Baird family of Paris, including the Baird, Bunnell and Foley families, so it may have belonged to ...
      This photograph shows a house in Paris, Ontario. It may be the ...
  • House plan (possibly Baird house)
        This drawing shows the floor plan and external plan for a house. It may be the Baird house in Paris; the plan is a part of the Baird family collection, which also contains several photographs of a completed house that resembles this plan.
      This drawing shows the floor plan and external plan for a house. ...
  • Unidentified Two Story House
        Photograph of an unidentified house. The date this photograph was taken is unknown.
      Photograph of an unidentified house. The date this photograph was taken is ...
  • Photo of an Unidentified House
        Photograph of a dog in front of an unidentified house. The date this photo was taken is unknown.
      Photograph of a dog in front of an unidentified house. The date ...
  • Photo of an Unidentified House
        Photograph mounted on cardboard of an unidentified house. The date this photo was taken is unknown.
      Photograph mounted on cardboard of an unidentified house. The date this photo ...
  • Photograph of Brucefield, Mount Pleasant, c. 2003
        This recent photograph, from 2003, depicts Brucefield in its current state. Several older photographs of Brucefield are also available in this collection, and can be accessed by clicking the links below the image. This photograph was printed on page 141 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger and ...
      This recent photograph, from 2003, depicts Brucefield in its current state. Several ...
  • Alvah Townsend House, Mount Pleasant, c. 1998/99
        This modern photograph shows Alvah Townsend's Georgian mansion, now 597 Mount Pleasant Road, as it was in 1998/99. Townsend built this mansion in 1848 after amassing considerable wealth in the carriage making business. The house was built by the same builders as Cooke's "Brucefield" mansion; Townsend was reportedly annoyed by ...
      This modern photograph shows Alvah Townsend's Georgian mansion, now 597 Mount Pleasant ...
  • Modern Photo of Emily Townsend House, Mount Pleasant
        This modern photograph shows the Emily Townsend House, 637 Mount Pleasant Road, in its modern state. The house was built by Alvah Townsend for his daughter Emily, who lived there until the property was sold to Alfred Grantham in 1894. This photograph was printed on page 149 of The Work ...
      This modern photograph shows the Emily Townsend House, 637 Mount Pleasant Road, ...
  • Phelps/McAlister House, Mount Pleasant
        This modern photograph shows the Phelps/McAlister house at 641 Mount Pleasant Road. It was built c. 1870 by Epaphras L. Phelps using the frame of what was probably the Abraham Cooke store, established on a 5 1/2 acre plot he was granted in 1836. The McAlister family acquired the house ...
      This modern photograph shows the Phelps/McAlister house at 641 Mount Pleasant Road. ...
  • Modern Photograph of Hiram Phelps House, Mount Pleasant, 2004
        This 2004 photograph shows the Hiram Phelps House, 513 Mount Pleasant Road, in its modern form. It was built in the same period as Idylbrook and the distinctive Tennant octagonal house, and shares with them its Greek Revival style pedimented hood moulds over lower windows. This photograph was printed on ...
      This 2004 photograph shows the Hiram Phelps House, 513 Mount Pleasant Road, ...
  • Modern Photograph of Nelles House, Mount Pleasant, 2004
        This modern shows a house belonging to the Nelles family, one of the oldest families in Mount Pleasant, as it was in 2004.
      This modern shows a house belonging to the Nelles family, one of ...
  • Modern Photograph of Idylbrook, Mount pleasant, c. 2000
        This modern photograph shows Idylbrook in Mount Pleasant as it was c. 2000. Possibly built by Andrew Eadie who obtained the property in 1837, it was set into the side of the hill on Mount Pleasant Creek. This photograph was printed on page 139 of The Work of Our Hands ...
      This modern photograph shows Idylbrook in Mount Pleasant as it was c. ...
  • Mount Pleasant Farm, 2004
        This 2004 photograph shows a modern view of one of Mount Pleasant's farm homes, currently on a prosperous horse farm. It is located on the northeast corner of Mount Pleasant Road and Phelps Road. While it is visibly white here, the bricks are painted white; it was originally a yellow ...
      This 2004 photograph shows a modern view of one of Mount Pleasant's ...
  • Duncan Marquis House, 726 Mount Pleasant Road
        This undated photograph shows the Duncan Marquis house, owned by Dr. Duncan Marquis where he set up his practice in the 1870s. The side wing was most likely his dispensary. It later belonged to O. McAlister. This photograph was printed on page 217 of The Work of Our Hands by ...
      This undated photograph shows the Duncan Marquis house, owned by Dr. Duncan ...
  • Tennant House (Octagon), Mount Pleasant
        This undated photograph shows the unusual octagonal house built c. 1840-48 by shoemaker Richard Tennant. The odd-looking design was promoted by American phrenologist Orson Fowler, who suggested that octagonal houses (similar in shape to "natural" spheres) could let in more light, were easier to heat in winter and cool in ...
      This undated photograph shows the unusual octagonal house built c. 1840-48 by ...
  • 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 ...
  • Gouinlock House
        Gouinlock House was originally built in 1845 and served as the home of John Penman, the founder of Penman Manufacturing Company, before he renovated Penmarvian.
      Gouinlock House was originally built in 1845 and served as the home ...
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