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Windsor in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Francois Baby House

 
 
The Francois Baby House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
1. The Francois Baby House Marker
Inscription. This house and adjacent farmland were the property of François Baby (1763-1856), first member for Kent in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada (1792-96), militia officer and Assistant Quarter Master General during the War of 1812. When the Americans invaded Canada in July 1812, Brigadier General William Hull set up his headquarters in François Baby's house and camped his troops on the farm. After Hull's withdrawal, British guns mounted here covered Isaac Brock's advance across the river to capture Detroit on 16 August 1812.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 42° 19.1′ N, 83° 2.531′ W. Marker is in Windsor, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker is on Pitt Street West west of Ferry Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the middle of the block, on the north side of the street, in front of the Windsor Community Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 254 Pitt Street West, Windsor, Ontario N9A 5L5, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Windsor - 1838 (a few steps from this marker); The Detroit River (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray, PC., C.C., Q.C.
The Francois Baby House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
2. The Francois Baby House Marker
View of the historic marker situated just southeast of the Windsor Community Museum that is housed in the historic Francois Baby House.
(approx. 0.2 kilometers away); French Settlement on the South Shore (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Original Home of Major F.A. Tilston V.C. Armoury (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Great Western Railway (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Underground Railroad in Canada (approx. half a kilometer away); Detroit River Heritage (approx. 0.9 kilometers away in the U.S.). Click for a list of all markers in Windsor.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Invasion of Canada. This is a link to information provided by the Windsor Public Library. (Submitted on August 11, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. The François Baby Residence:How it became Windsor's Community Museum. This is a link to information provided by the times magazine archive site. (Submitted on August 11, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. François Baby House. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 11, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
The Francois Baby House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
3. The Francois Baby House Marker
View of the subject described by the marker, the Francois Baby House which is the current home of the Windsor Community Museum.
 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,165 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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