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R. Nathaniel Dett Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church

R. Nathaniel Dett Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2009

R. Nathaniel Dett Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The City of Niagara Falls
On the southwest corner of Peer Street and Grey Avenue
a block south of Ferry Street

Coordinates: N 43 05.264 W 79 05.306


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Plaque Text

An important community icon, this chapel bears witness to the early black settlement of the Niagara region and marks the role of the church in assisting newly arrived Underground Railroad refugees. It was constructed on Murray Street in 1836 and was later rolled on logs to this site. In 1983 the chapel, part of the British Methodist Episcopal Church of Canada, was named for Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943), a parishioner who became an internationally renowned musician and composer of North American sacred music.

Related Ontario plaques
The Underground Railroad in Canada
The African Methodist Episcopal Church of Oro
Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church
The Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church
Otterville African Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery

Related Toronto plaque
African Methodist Episcopal Church



Black History

Niagara Falls Plaques

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