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  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The O'Neail House
        Summary This beautiful, simple plaster home on Arnold Street contains many of the original features of the home such as original baseboards, beams in the basement, transom above the front door, stairs and tongue and groove flooring. It was believed that this home used to be a worker’s cottage belonging ...
      Summary This beautiful, simple plaster home on Arnold Street contains many of ...
  • Charles Arnold House
        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 ...
      Summary This house on Arnold Street, thought to be Charles Arnold’s first ...
  • Hiram Capron Homestead
        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 ...
      Summary This home, located on Homestead Road, is the oldest surviving building ...
  • Photograph of Hamilton Place c.1892
        2 col newspaper cut Hamilton Place Home of Paul Wickson the artist circa 1892
      2 col newspaper cut Hamilton Place Home of Paul Wickson the artist ...
  • Photograph of Hamilton Place
        This item is a photograph of Hamilton Place, located in Paris. The stone fence that runs along Grand River St. N. on either side of Hamilton Court can be seen in this photo. The date this photograph was taken is unknown. For an in-depth description please view the record located ...
      This item is a photograph of Hamilton Place, located in Paris. The ...
  • Winter Photograph of Penmarvian
        This item is a photograph of Penmarvian taken during the winter. The date this photograph was taken is unknown. For an in-depth description of Penmarvian please view the record located here.
      This item is a photograph of Penmarvian taken during the winter. The ...
  • Smith Place
        Summary This property is located in the former South Dumfries Township near the village of Harrisburg. The Clarke Family lived upon the property for 50 years or more. The land was owned by Mullen in the 1840s and he presumably built the original log cabin.6 The house was eventually upgraded ...
      Summary This property is located in the former South Dumfries Township near ...
  • Paris Public Library
        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 ...
      Building Summary Originally called the Paris Mechanics’ Institute in 1858, the Paris ...
  • Paris Lawn Bowling Club
        Building Summary The Paris Lawn Bowling Club is one of the oldest clubs in Ontario, second only to the Paris Curling Club.2 Initially, lawn bowling was practiced on Elm Street, and was later moved to Andrew Baird’s front lawn. Eventually, the sport took place at the Presbyterian Church grounds. Once ...
      Building Summary The Paris Lawn Bowling Club is one of the oldest ...
  • Mitchell House
        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 ...
      Charles Mitchell House is one of the most noteworthy cobblestone houses in ...
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