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The Bell Homestead

The Bell Homestead

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted April, 2010

The Bell Homestead The Bell Homestead

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Brant
In front of the Bell Homestead
on the north side of Tutela Heights Road
a little less than 1 km east of Road 24

Coordinates: N 43 06.454 W 80 16.229


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Plaque Text

Here at his parents' home in July 1874, Alexander Graham Bell conceived the fundamental idea of the telephone and, in August 1876, carried out the first successful long-distance trials. The Homestead evokes the formative influence of Bell's father, an authority on the acoustics of speech, and of his mother who was deaf. They stimulated their son's lifelong interest in teaching the deaf to speak, a passion that proved crucial to the discovery of the telephone. Since the early 20th century, the Bell Homestead has served as a symbol of this inventor's remarkable achievement.

Other plaques at this location
Canada's First Telephone Business Office 1877
Invention of the Telephone



Brant County Plaques

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