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Old Stone Chimney

 
 
Old Stone Chimney (untitled) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 16, 2013
1. Old Stone Chimney (untitled) Marker
Inscription. Built by French 1750, 100 ft. westward in Fort Little Niagara's barracks which they burned in 1759. To it British built in 1761, the Stedman House (where that master of the portage lived until U.S. occupation in 1796), which in 1808, became Broughton's Tavern, burned by British in devastation of 1813. Re-erected here in 1898 by Niagara Falls Power Company. Marked by the Niagara Frontier Historical Society in 1915.
 
Erected 1915 by Niagara Frontier Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 4.73′ N, 79° 2.744′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from Niagara Scenic Parkway (State Road 957A) half a mile east of Buffalo Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. In 2015, the Old Stone Chimney was moved to an interpretive site on the south side of the Robert Moses Parkway (re-named Niagara Scenic Parkway in 2016)just east of the boat slip. The Old Stone Chimney was difficult to find prior to the move. Access wass through private property via blacktop alongside the vacant industrial building at 995 Buffalo Avenue, across from the 10th Street "T" intersection with Buffalo Avenue. NY route 284 switches streets (Rainbow Boulevard - Buffalo Avenue) in front of the
Old Stone Chimney image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 16, 2013
2. Old Stone Chimney
vacant building. The Old Stone Chimney was wedged in the embankment of the lane for the John Daly Boulevard off ramp of the Parkway. NY route 284 switches streets (Rainbow Boulevard - Buffalo Avenue) in front of the vacant building. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls NY 14303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Niagara River Portage and the Old Stone Chimney (within shouting distance of this marker); Portage Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Falls Portage (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thomas V. Welch (approx. 0.6 miles away); Whitney Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Parting of the Waters (approx. mile away); The Niagara Portage (approx. mile away); Old Blockhouse (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
More about this marker. The marker (plaque) does not have a title. It is affixed to The Old Stone Chimney. The French origins are uncertain according to a Niagara County Historical Society article. Please see the article, and others, linked below. The portage refers to the land portage around Niagara Falls and the rapids before and after the falls, for travel and transport between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
 
Regarding Old Stone Chimney.
Old Stone Chimney distant view from Buffalo Avenue sidewalk image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 16, 2013
3. Old Stone Chimney distant view from Buffalo Avenue sidewalk
The Old Stone Chimney was moved in 1942 and 2015, thus the relocation date on the plaque has been superseded twice.
 
Also see . . .
1. Niagara County Historical Society - The Old Stone Chimney. (Submitted on November 16, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Wikipedia - Old Stone Chimney. (Submitted on November 16, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Buffalo News - Historical Awakening Beckons for Old Stone Chimney in Falls - June 29, 2013. (Submitted on November 16, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
View from J.B. Daley Blvd.-Buffalo Ave. intersection facing east. image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 16, 2013
4. View from J.B. Daley Blvd.-Buffalo Ave. intersection facing east.
To locate the chimney on this picture, count two guard rail posts to the left of the tree and zoom in just above the rail. The stop sign in the distance is 10th St.
Updated Surroundings - Construction image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 26, 2015
5. Updated Surroundings - Construction
The Robert Moses Parkway is being reconfigured and will be renamed Niagara Scenic Parkway in 2016. The ramp behind the chimney is gone in favor of a roundabout.
4th Location image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 14, 2016
6. 4th Location
The Old Chimney has moved to its fourth location.
4th Location - Old Stone Chimney & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 14, 2016
7. 4th Location - Old Stone Chimney & Marker
Now the Old Chimney has a prominent place along the Niagara Scenic Parkway, with its own parking area. Niagara River and Canada in background.
Old Stone Chimney Site image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 14, 2016
8. Old Stone Chimney Site
The blue skyscraper is the Seneca Niagara Casino.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   5. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016.
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