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Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Field House

 
 
The Field House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
1. The Field House Marker
Inscription. One of the oldest brick houses in Ontario, this handsome Georgian structure was built about 1800. Originally a farm house, it was the home of Gilbert Field (1765-1815), a United Empire Loyalist who was in possesion of the land by 1790. During the War of 1812 the house was used by British forces and was subjected to a brief bombardment from an American battery. Though damaged, it was one of the few homes in the area to survive the hostilities. It remained in the Field family until about 1925, after which it passed through various hands. In 1968 the Ontario Heritage Foundation acquired the property to ensure its continued preservation and twelve years later the Field House was returned to private ownership with a protective covenant.
 
Erected 1990 by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Communications.
 
Location. 43° 12.117′ N, 79° 3.372′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara Parkway south of 4 Line Unopened Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The historic marker is located on the grounds of the house, in the front yard, just off of the Niagara Parkway, between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Queenston. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15284 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Field House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
2. The Field House Marker
View of the side of the historic marker that is written in French.
At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brown's Point (approx. half a kilometer away); a different marker also named Brown's Point (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); British Landing (approx. 1.1 kilometers away in the U.S.); Grand View (approx. 1.3 kilometers away in the U.S.); Joseph-Geneviere, Comte de Puisaye (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Chloe Cooley and the 1793 Act to Limit Slavery in Upper Canada (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Vrooman's Battery (approx. 2.7 kilometers away); Thomas Moore (approx. 3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar of 1812
 
The Field House image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
3. The Field House
View of the Field House
The Field House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
4. The Field House Marker
View of the historic marker in the foreground, with a view of the Field House in the background.
The Field House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
5. The Field House Marker
View looking south along the Niagara Parkway of the historic marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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