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  • Ranelagh Schoolhouse
        Schoolhouse Summary This former schoolhouse is located at 322 Burford-Delhi Road, Burford, Ontario on Lot 16, Concession 14. It was built in the 1930's as a trustees school for the townships of Burford and Windsor. The land grant was provided for the school in 1937 for $100.80. The building has ...
      Schoolhouse Summary This former schoolhouse is located at 322 Burford-Delhi Road, Burford, ...
  • Chamberlain House
        House Summary This home and farmhouse is located in the area of Burford Township. The house was originally built in 1880, and has been the home of over four generations of the Chamberlain family. In 1962, renovations were made by Charles Edward Joseph "Ted" Chamberlain, in which two bedrooms were ...
      House Summary This home and farmhouse is located in the area of ...
  • Paris Covered Toll Bridge
        In the early communities of the 1830s and 40s the roads and bridges that linked out of the way places like Paris to the larger towns like Hamilton and London were vital to settlers. New immigrants to the area needed ways to bring in the necessities of life and established ...
      In the early communities of the 1830s and 40s the roads and ...
  • Paris Baptist Church
        The Paris Baptist Chuch, located at 25 Broadway St. W., was built in 1885.
      The Paris Baptist Chuch, located at 25 Broadway St. W., was built ...
  • Paris Presbyterian Church
        The Paris Presbyterian Chuch, located at 164 Grand River St. N., was built in 1893 after the congregations from the River Street Presbyterian Church and Dumfries Street Presbyterian Church united.
      The Paris Presbyterian Chuch, located at 164 Grand River St. N., was ...
  • Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
        The Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, at 17 Washington St., is a church in Paris. Built in 1857 with a Gothic-style architecture, the church underwent renovations in 1881 and 1912.
      The Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, at 17 Washington St., is a ...
  • St. James Anglican Church
        St. James Anglican Church, at 8 Burwell St., is a church in Paris which was built in 1838 on land given by Hiram Capron. It is one of the oldest surviving churches in Brant County and will be commemorating its 175th anniversary in 2014. To learn more about the St. ...
      St. James Anglican Church, at 8 Burwell St., is a church in ...
  • Arlington Hotel
        The Arlington Hotel in Paris is a hotel that was built in the 1850s by O.D. Bradford. It is located at 106 Grand River St. N., at the corner of William St. and was one of the first hotels in Paris.
      The Arlington Hotel in Paris is a hotel that was built in ...
  • The River Lily
        Plaque #1: ON THIS SITE ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL INVENTOR OF THE TELEPHONE, RECEIVED FROM BRANTFORD, ONTARIO, ON AUGUST 10, 1876, THE WORLD'S FIRST SUCCESSFUL LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE CALL. ERECTED BY THE CHARLES FLEETFORD SISE CHAPTER TELEPHONE PIONEERS OF AMERICA 10TH AUGUST 1946 Plaque #2: IEEE MILESTONE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND ...
      Plaque #1: ON THIS SITE ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL INVENTOR OF THE TELEPHONE, ...
  • Paris Cenotaph
        Located in downtown Paris, the Paris Cenotaph is the town's war memorial and location of the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies.
      Located in downtown Paris, the Paris Cenotaph is the town's war memorial ...
  • Reminiscences of Eleanor Hardie
        Memories of Eleanor Hardie about growing up and living in Paris. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the first-hand account.
      Memories of Eleanor Hardie about growing up and living in Paris. Scroll ...
  • The Caprons of Paris: A Digitization Project in a Small Library System
        This is Chapter 30 from the book "Digitization in the Real World: Lessons Learned from Small to Medium-Sized Digitization Projects", edited by Kwong Bor Ng and Jason Kucsma and published by the Metropolitan New York Library Council. This chapter is a case study of the County of Brant Public Library's ...
      This is Chapter 30 from the book "Digitization in the Real World: ...
  • A Movement of the Spirit, by Roger Sharpe
        A Movement of the Spirit: the History of St. James Anglican Church, Paris, 1839-2010, by Roger Sharpe.
      A Movement of the Spirit: the History of St. James Anglican Church, ...
  • Witteveen Friesian Horses
        This photograph shows Witteveen's Friesian horses. For over 20 years, the Witteveen family has raised and sold Friesian horses at their farm near St. George. The photo was provided by Harry Witteveen during a Scan and Share History event held at St. George Library Branch on 29 October 2011.
      This photograph shows Witteveen's Friesian horses. For over 20 years, the Witteveen ...
  • History of the Paris Museum and Historical Society
        During a Christmas party for volunteers, the PMHS celebrated its 35th anniversary. Bob Hasler, the chair at that time, presented the following history of the Society: "As I understand it, the society was started due to the threat of Regional Government possibly removing the Paris Public Library's historical collection to ...
      During a Christmas party for volunteers, the PMHS celebrated its 35th anniversary. ...
  • Paris Junction, Paris Station (1848 - 1900): "The Hey Day of The Steam Era"
        This 2000 book by Robert Hasler documents the history of the Paris Junction of Paris, Ontario. This was a busy part of town in the 19th century, home to a large number of thriving businesses which depended on the two railroad lines which intersected there. Hasler documents the origins of ...
      This 2000 book by Robert Hasler documents the history of the Paris ...
  • Paris War Memorial
        Left Panel: "LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN AND OUR FATHERS THAT BEGAT US ...ALL THESE WERE HONOURED IN THEIR GENERATIONS AND WERE THE GLORY OF THEIR TIMES" Center Panel: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF PARIS WHO FELL AND IN ...
      Left Panel: "LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN AND OUR FATHERS THAT ...
  • Photograph of the Paris Public Library During Renovations
        This is a photograph of the Paris Public Library during renovations on August 29, 1995. During this time, an addition was built onto the back of the building and the entrance was moved to Broadway Street. Some the original back wall shown in the photo is still present when entering ...
      This is a photograph of the Paris Public Library during renovations on ...
  • Photograph of Bookshelves at Paris Public Library
        This is a photograph of bookshelves on the main floor inside the Paris Public Library before renovations in 1995.
      This is a photograph of bookshelves on the main floor inside the ...
  • 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 ...
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