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St. Andrew's Church

St. Andrew's Church

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

St. Andrew's Church

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2007

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
At the church on the west side of Simcoe Street
between Gage and Centre streets


Coordinates: N 43 15.310 W 79 04.787

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Plaque Text

Presbyterians formed a congregation at Niagara in 1794 with John Dun as resident minister. Within a year they had built a church, and by 1802 a schoolhouse. American troops burned the church during the War of 1812, claiming that British soldiers had used the steeple as an observation post. The congregation held services in the schoolhouse until 1831 when, under the leadership of the Reverend Robert McGill, they built this church. Restored but little altered, St. Andrew's is a splendid example of Greek Revival architecture. The church's interior, classically Georgian in design, retains the original high pulpit and box pews.

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