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Queenston in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Queenston Baptist Church

 
 
The Queenston Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. The Queenston Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. By 1808 the Rev. Elkanah Holmes, a missionary from the United States, had organized the first Baptist congregation in Queenston. Following the war of 1812 the congregation declined, was reorganized in 1831 and between 1842 and 1845 erected the rough-cut limestone structure as its church. It is an early and interesting example of the Gothic Revival style in this province. The church had closed by 1918 and in 1928 was sold to the Women's Institute, which occupied the building until 1954. In 1970 it was aquired by Dr. Djamal Afrukhteh who donated it to the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. After a fund-raising campaign by the Queenston Community Association, the building was renovated and in December, 1972, was officailly opened as the Queenston Library and Community Center.
 
Erected by the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board, Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
 
Location. 43° 9.882′ N, 79° 3.272′ W. Marker is in Queenston, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Queenston Street just south of Dumfries Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is situated on the Canadian side of the Niagara River in a residential area located at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, affixed
The Queenston Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. The Queenston Baptist Church Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to the front outside wall of the Queenston Library and Community Center (the former Queenston Baptist Church).
to the front outside wall of the Queenston Library and Community Center (the former Queenston Baptist Church). Marker is in this post office area: Queenston, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Founding of Queenston (a few steps from this marker); Home of Laura Ingersoll Secord (within shouting distance of this marker); Brock Dead House (within shouting distance of this marker); Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775-1868 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Laura Secord (1775-1868) (about 90 meters away); 'Alfred' (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Brock's Cenotaph (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Indians at Queenston Heights (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queenston.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
The Queenston Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. The Queenston Baptist Church Marker
View of the front entrance to the Queenston Library and Community Center (the former Queenston Baptist Church), with the historical marker mostly obscured by the bushes near the front left side of the building.
The Queenston Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. The Queenston Baptist Church Marker
View looking south on Queenston Street (distant view of Brock Monument seen in the far right background) of the Queenston Library and Community Center (the former Queenston Baptist Church), as seen on the left side of the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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