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  • A History of the County of Brant Public Libraries
        The central branch of the County of Brant system is located in Paris, Ontario. In 1999 Paris and its surrounding areas amalgamated to form the County of Brant. Before that time each community was served by its own separate library: Paris Branch In 1841 Hiram Capron—founder of Paris, Ontario—and 25 ...
      The central branch of the County of Brant system is located in ...
  • Photograph of the Parking Lot Behind Arlington Hotel
        This is a photograph of the parking lot located behind the Arlington hotel. The join where the brick addition and the original plaster building meet can be seen in the photo. The addition was added by Mr. Eaton circa 1883. The date of the photograph is unknown.
      This is a photograph of the parking lot located behind the Arlington ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Workman's House Blueprints 28 and 30 Willow Street
        This is a photograph of the Workman's House blueprints for the address 28 and 30 Willow Street. The semi-attached Workman's houses were built in 1916 by John Penman for workers at the Penman's Mill. The blueprints are labeled as follows: 1. Front Elevation 2. Typical End Elevation 3. Basement Plan ...
      This is a photograph of the Workman's House blueprints for the address ...
  • Photograph of the Paris Public Library Entrance
        This is a photograph of the Paris Public Library from May 19, 1952. The original entrance way is visible.
      This is a photograph of the Paris Public Library from May 19, ...
  • Photograph of the Back of the Paris Public Library Before Renovations
        This is a photograph of the back of the Paris Public Library before renovations in 1995. In the same year, an addition to the back of the building was constructed and the main entrance was moved to the Broadway Street side.
      This is a photograph of the back of the Paris Public Library ...
  • Photograph of the Paris Public Library
        This is a photograph of the outside of the Paris Public Library in 1972.
      This is a photograph of the outside of the Paris Public Library ...
  • Photograph of the Paris Public Library in Winter
        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.
      This is a photograph of the Paris Public Library in the winter. ...
  • Hamilton Place
        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 ...
      Summary Located in Paris, Hamilton Place is a three storey cobblestone building ...
  • Barker House
        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 ...
      House Summary Located in Paris, Ontario, the Barker house is a cobblestone ...
  • Old Town Hall
        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 ...
      Building Summary After the formation of a committee to find a site ...
  • St. James Anglican Church
        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 ...
      Building Summary The St. James Anglican Church is the oldest standing church ...
  • Penman's Workman's Cottages
        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 ...
      House Summary The Penman’s Workers Cottages were built by John Penman for ...
  • Photograph of the Side of St. James Anglican Church
        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 ...
      This is a photograph of the side of the St. James Anglican ...
  • Photograph of the Arlington from Grand River Street North
        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 ...
      This is a photograph of the Arlington hotel from Grand River Street ...
  • Photograph of the Side of Arlington Hotel
        This is a photograph of the wall of the Arlington Hotel that faces William Street. The fire escapes that are visible in the photograph are no longer on the hotel. The Romanesque style arches supported by half-columns can be viewed in the picture. The date of the photograph is unknown.
      This is a photograph of the wall of the Arlington Hotel that ...
  • Photograph of the Barker House
        This is a photograph of the Barker house in Paris, Ontario. The Ontario Regency cottage style home was constructed of cobblestone circa 1842. It was owned by the Barker family until sometime in the 1900s. The home has since undergone many renovations. The date of the photograph is unknown.
      This is a photograph of the Barker house in Paris, Ontario. The ...
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