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Niagara-on-the-Lake Historic District

Niagara-on-the-Lake Historic District

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2009

Niagara-on-the-Lake Historic District

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2009

Niagara-on-the-Lake Historic District

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2009

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
In front of the courthouse, on the south side of Queen Street
between King and Regent streets


Coordinates: N 43 15.302 W 79 04.302

Map

Plaque Text

In 1778, Loyalist refugees began crossing from Fort Niagara to settle the west bank of the Niagara River. A town was laid out in a grid pattern of 1.6 ha blocks and grew quickly, gaining prominence as the first capital of Upper Canada from 1792 to 1796. Following Niagara's destruction during the War of 1812, the citizens rebuilt, mainly in the British Classical architectural tradition, creating a group of structures closely related in design, materials, and scale. Spared from redevelopment, the town's colonial buildings eventually became one of its greatest resources. Beginning in the 1950s, residents rehabilitated and restored the old structures, demonstrating an exceptional commitment to the preservation of local heritage and making a significant contribution to the conservation movement in Canada. This collection of residential, commercial, ecclesiastical and institutional buildings, many on their original sites close to the street, is the best-preserved in Canada build between 1815 and 1859. With its early buildings and grid street plan, this historic district recalls the era when Niagara-on-the-Lake was a prominent, prosperous Loyalist town.


Another plaque at this location
Niagara District Court House

Related Ontario plaques
Town of Niagara
United Empire Loyalists

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