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McFarland House 1800

McFarland House 1800

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted February, 2010

McFarland House 1800

Photo by contributor Brian Bockus - Posted May, 2017

McFarland House 1800

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2007

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
At the house on the east side of Niagara Parkway
just south of East West Line (Road 85)


Coordinates: N 43 13.917 W 79 03.648

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Plaque Text

This Georgian style house was built in 1800 by John McFarland (1757-1815) and his sons, on land granted by the Crown. It is one of the oldest surviving structures in the Niagara district. During the War of 1812 it was used as a hospital by both British and American forces and a British battery, located behind the house, protected the river. In 1813, John McFarland was taken prisoner by the Americans following their capture of Fort George. When he returned in 1815, much of his property had been destroyed and the house badly damaged. The home was repaired and remained in the McFarland family for several generations.

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