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The Queenston Baptist Church

The Queenston Baptist Church

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

The Queenston Baptist Church

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2007

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
In Queenston, attached to the church on the southeast corner of Queenston and Dumfries streets

Coordinates: N 43 09.881 W 79 03.267


Plaque Text

By 1808 the Rev. Elkanah Holmes, a missionary from the United States, had organized the first Baptist congregation in Queenston. Following the War of 1812 the congregation declined, was reorganized in 1831 and, between 1842 and 1845, erected the rough-cut limestone structure as its church. It is an early and interesting example of the Gothic Revival style in this province. The church had closed by 1918 and in 1928 was sold to the Women's Institute, which occupied the building until 1954. In 1970 it was acquired by Dr. Djamal Afrukhteh who donated it to the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. After a fund-raising campaign by the Queenston Community Association, the building was renovated and in December, 1972, was officially opened as the Queenston Library and Community Centre.

Related Ontario plaques
First Baptist Church, Puce
First Regular Baptist Church, Dresden
The Sandwich First Baptist Church


Other Plaques in Queenston
The Colonial Advocate
Fort Drummond
The Founding of Queenston
Laura Secord (1775-1868)
Major John Richardson 1796-1852

Niagara-on-the-Lake Plaques

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