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Butler's Barracks

Butler's Barracks

Photos and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December 2018

Butler's Barracks


Butler's Barracks

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
On a path extending from a driveway which is an extension of Mary Street, southeast of King Street

Coordinates: N 43 14.887 W 79 04.455


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Plaque Text

Named after Colonel John Butler, a hero of the Revolutionary War, this complex was an integral component of the military facilities built in the Niagara region to replace those destroyed during the War of 1812. Situated inland, out of range of the American artillery across the river, Butler's Barracks comprised more than 20 buildings by 1854. The only structures that survive from this period are the Commissariat Stores, Junior Commissariat Officers' Quarters, Men's Barracks, and Gun Shed. The site was used by the British until 1870, after which it became a training camp for the Canadian militia.

Related Ontario plaques
Lieutenant-Colonel John Butler 1725-1796
Action at Butler's Farm


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Niagara-on-the-Lake Plaques

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