Brantford is sometimes known as the “Telephone City”, as a former city resident, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone at his father’s home, the Bell Homestead, and conducted the first long distance telephone call from Brantford to Paris, Ontario in 1876. (via Wikipedia)
This tower can serve as a reminder of Caledonia’s rich history regarding their gypsum mines and general industry. The Ontario Gypsum Company has operated on these lands and was bought out by Domtar in the 1950’s. Caledonia was the first to manufacture wallboard (drywall) which has been the chief product since 1916 and today remains the primary product of the gypsum produced by Domtar Gypsum.