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St. Mark's Church

St. Mark's Church

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

St. Mark's Church

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2007

St. Mark's Church

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted June, 2012

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
At the church on the north side of Byron Street
between King and Wellington streets

Coordinates: N 43 15.317 W 79 04.097


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Plaque Text

One of the earliest Anglican churches in the province, St. Mark's was begun in 1804 to serve a congregation organized twelve years earlier. Its first rector, the Reverend Robert Addison, chaplain of Upper Canada's first Legislative Assembly, numbered among his parishioners Lieutenant-Governor John Simcoe, John Butler and Major-General Isaac Brock. Completed in 1810, the church was used by the British as a hospital in 1812 and by the Americans as a barracks in 1813. Burnt by the latter, the nave was rebuilt by 1822 and the church consecrated six years later. In 1843 the structure was altered by the addition of the transepts, chancel and the present Gothic Revival pulpits. Further interior alterations were made in 1892 and 1964.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake Plaques

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