Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
1903 - 1999
In 1954, Miss Redmond began purchasing properties that were adjacent to her home here on the north side of Lundy's Lane. This valuable land was part of the Lundy's Lane Battleground from the War of 1812. Her sole objective was to protect this historic ground from commercial development. Miss Redmond beautified much of her property with lovely flower gardens in memory of "her boys" - those who had perished in the Battle.
In 1996, Miss Redmond donated her five properties (1.5 acres) to the City of Niagara Falls with the agreement that the City would conserve the heritage character of the property and develop a park in commemoration of the Battle.
At her request, Miss Redmond's cremated remains are resting here in her beloved Shangri-La Gardens.
Location. 43° 5.418′ N, 79° 5.773′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hanan Avenue and Latshaw Street. Click for map. This historic marker is north of the Drummond Hill Cemetery, a short distance north of the street, Lundy's Lane, and is located along a footpath in Battlefield Park, in the middle of a small grove of trees that is just
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lundy's Lane Battlefield Commemorative Wall (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Edgeworth Ussher, Esq. (about 120 meters away); Holding the High Ground (about 120 meters away); Soldier's Monument (about 120 meters away); U.S. Infantry Trench (about 120 meters away); Battle of Lundy's Lane (about 120 meters away); Laura Secord (about 120 meters away); One Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Lundy's Lane (about 150 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Niagara Falls.
More about this marker. With regards to the location of this historic marker in relation to the other historic markers for the Battle of Lundy's Lane that are all located either in, or on the northern boundary of, the Drummond Hill Cemetery, which is just south of this marker (and on the other side of the street called Lundy's Lane). When I visited this battle site last summer, and only saw the historic markers in the immediate area of the cemetery, I was not overly impressed with the size or height of Drummond Hill and could
However, after I got home and published all of the Battle of Lundy's Lane historic markers that I had harvested during my July 2011 visit to the battlefield, I noticed on the Google Map that there was a park across the street, to the north of the cemetery that was entitled Battlefield Park, that I had neglected to visit and since I was disappointed in the number of battlefield related markers that I had found, I decided that I needed to revisit the area during my next summer visit to see if I could locate any additional markers in the area north of the cemetery.
Although I was disappointed that there weren't more markers in Battlefield Park, and that that the one marker that I found was only indirectly related to the actual events of the battle, I was most appreciative of what the location of the marker revealed to me visually.
Part of the property that is Battlefield Park is located at what appears to be the northern base of Drummond Hill. When I stand at the base of the hill and begin to walk southward towards this historic marker I begin to walk up
It was as a result of visiting the location this historic marker that I could truly begin to appreciate the role that Drummond Hill played in the Battle of Lundy's Lane, and it enabled me to visualize the importance of "Holding the High Ground" during the course of the battle.
For an even better visual of the significance of "Holding the High Ground" during the Battle of Lundy's Lane, go to the "Also see..." site and view the colored print of the battle provided by Canadian Art Cards.
Also see . . . 1812-5-11D-Lundys-Lane-Harpers-Weekly-Historic-Artpiece. This is a link to a gallery of prints provided by Canadian Art Cards. (Submitted on July 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.