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Brock Dead House

The first of five places where Sir Isaac Brock's body rested after the Battle of Queenston Heights

 
 
Brock Dead House Marker close-up image. Click for full size.
By uTour, February 21, 2013
1. Brock Dead House Marker close-up
Inscription. During the War of 1812, the Brock Dead House was owned by Patrick McCabe. The façade was oriented in an easterly direction, facing the Niagara River.

Courtesy Brock University Library, Special Collections and Archives

Brock Dead House
On 13th of October 1812, Major-General Sir Isaac Brock was killed at the Battle of Queenston Heights. In the midst of a deadly gunfire, his body was carried off the field and hidden in a nearby house. This improvised mortuary, or dead house. was located on the south-east corner of modern-day Queenston and Partition Streets. Spared the ravages of war, it remained standing for well over a century. By the 1920s, however, the house was in ruins and before the end of that decade it was torn down.
 
Erected 2011 by Queenston Residents' Association.
 
Location. 43° 9.846′ N, 79° 3.257′ W. Marker is in Queenston, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is at the intersection of Queenston Street and Partition Street, on the left when traveling south on Queenston Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Queenston, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Laura Ingersoll Secord (within shouting distance of this
Brock Dead House Marker image. Click for full size.
By uTour, February 21, 2013
2. Brock Dead House Marker
marker); The Queenston Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775-1868 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of Queenston (within shouting distance of this marker); Laura Secord (1775-1868) (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); 'Alfred' (about 180 meters away); Brock's Cenotaph (about 210 meters away); Indians at Queenston Heights (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queenston.
 
Also see . . .  Sir Isaac Brock Biography. (Submitted on February 24, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2013, by uTour of Misissauga, Ontario. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on August 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2013, by uTour of Misissauga, Ontario. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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