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Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Stamford Cottage

 
 
Stamford Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
1. Stamford Cottage Marker
Close-up view of the text on the metal plaque, historical marker.
Inscription.
200 yards north east of this point stood
"Stamford Cottage" later known as
"Stamford Park" the home of
Sir Peregrine Maitland, Lieutenant Governor
of Upper Canada from 1818 to 1828.
The property was purchased in 1822 and
consisted of a 'cottage' and gate house,
The 22 room 'cottage' was destroyed by
fire in 1828.

 
Erected 1934 by Niagara Falls Canada.
 
Location. 43° 8.307′ N, 79° 6.083′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is at the intersection of St. Paul Avenue and Pinestone Road, on the left when traveling north on St. Paul Avenue. Click for map. This historical marker is on the southwest corner of the intersection, and is situated next to a large cairn. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls, Ontario L2J, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Ossuary (here, next to this marker); Niagara Portage Road (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Headquarters of DeRottenberg (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); The Burning of St. Davids 1814 (approx. 2.2 kilometers away);
Stamford Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
2. Stamford Cottage Marker
View, looking south along St. Paul Avenue, of the historical marker, on the southwest corner of the intersection, next to the cairn.
Buried Railway Trestle and Buried Gorge (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); Niagara Falls Park and River Railway (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); Sheaffe's Path to Victory (approx. 2.7 kilometers away); Niagara River Recreation Trail (approx. 2.8 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is actually two markers for the same historical feature. The original marker was part of a large stone cairn, with the text inscribed on a flat, cut stone slab, imbedded within the south face of the stone cairn. But since the inscription has become somewhat weather worn, it would seem that an additional metal historical marker, facing south, with a near identical text, was added to the site of this historical marker.
 
Regarding Stamford Cottage. Upon visiting the Ontario's Historical Plaques website, some additional facts regarding this historical marker can be discovered and some additional vintage pictures can be viewed. Apparently, at one point in time, the Stamford Cottage text, on the south side of the cairn, was covered up by a related historical
Stamford Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. Stamford Cottage Marker
View of the text (badly weather worn) on the south face of the cairn, which closely reflects the text on the featured historical marker, stating: "200 y'ds n east of this point stood STAMFORD COTTAGE the home of Sir Peregrine Maitland, Lieut. Governor of Upper Canada. Property was purchased 1822. Gov. Maitland retired 1828."
plaque that was sponsored by the Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board. However, sometime between a photo dated from 1987 and another photo dated 1989 this plaque went missing.

The information provided at this website also indicates that there is evidence that the cairn was moved from its original site when the subdivision was developed. The original location is not currently known, so the original distances detailed in the text of this marker would be skewed.
 
Also see . . .  Stamford Park. This is a link to information provided by the Ontario's Historical Plaques website. (Submitted on June 25, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Stamford Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
4. Stamford Cottage Marker
View of the southeast faces of the cairn with the text inscribed on a flat, cut stone, slab, embedded in the south face of the cairn.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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