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House of Hiram Capron, Paris Founder



Hiram Capron was the founder of the town of Paris in Ontario. An immigrant from the United States, he purchased large plots of land by the Grand River and Nith River in 1829.

In 1831 Capron renamed the community of Forks of the Grand to Paris due to the large amounts of gypsum (used to make plaster of pairs – on the photo) that was being mined close by.

The Hiram Capron House, located at 8 Homestead Road, consists of a two-storey plaster (stucco) building that was constructed in 1831.


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