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Lewiston in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kiwanians Promoting Peace

Then & Now

 
 
Kiwanians Promoting Peace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 24, 2015
1. Kiwanians Promoting Peace Marker
Inscription. June tenth 1963. A peace plaque was established at the international boundary on the new Lewiston-Queenston Bridge by the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, New York and the Stamford, Ontario Club. The plaque was unveiled by Richard H. Drake, left, president of the Lewiston club, and Robert J. Connon, right, president of the Stamford club. The plaque was established as a symbol of international peace and goodwill between the two nations. Kiwanis leaders and dignitaries from both sides of the border gathered in the middle of the bridge to bear witness to this historic gesture of friendship and were treated to a ceremony with speches, prayers, and music by the Salvation Army Band.

June tenth 2013. The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Stamford, Ontario held a brief ceremony to rededicate a peace plaque established by their clubs fifty years prior on the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge. The ceremony honored and celebrated the past and renewed the commitment to international friendship and peace through Kiwanis. The 1963 ceremony was reenacted with current day dignitaries in attendance, there were three Kiwanis members present at both ceremonies fifty years apart! They were Richard Soluri and George Curtis of the Lewiston club and Leon Keith of the Stamford club. The ceremony was held at the Niagara Falls
Marker and Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 24, 2015
2. Marker and Plaque
The marker is at the east side of the Little Yellow House. The plaque that the marker describes is fixed to this side of the Little Yellow House, above the marker. There is a separate marker for the Little Yellow House fixed to the front of the house.
Bridge Commission Headquarters on Military Rd. as the plaque had recently been permanently removed from the bridge due to renovations and the elimination of the pedestrian walkway. The clubs decided to relocate the plaque to this International Peace Garden.
 
Erected by Ed Schieffelin, Lewiston Kiwanian, Kiwanis International.
 
Location. 43° 10.377′ N, 79° 2.52′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Center Street (New York State Route 18F) west of North 5th Street when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 476 Center Street, Lewiston NY 14092, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Little Yellow House - 1816 (a few steps from this marker); 500 Center Street Archaeological Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Long and The Short House (about 300 feet away); The Cibola Anchor (about 400 feet away); Hennepin Park (about 600 feet away); Kelsey Tavern (about 700 feet away); Underground Railroad Station #6 (about 700 feet away); The First Religious Society of Lewiston (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewiston.
 
Also see . . .  Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.
The 1962/1963 Kiwanis Lewiston-Queenston Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 24, 2015
3. The 1962/1963 Kiwanis Lewiston-Queenston Plaque
"This unfortified boundary line between CANADA and the UNITED STATES of AMERICA should quicken the remembrance of the more than a century old friendship between these countries; a lesson of peace to all nations. Dedicated November 17, 1962 by Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, New York and Kiwanis Club of Stamford, Ontario, Canada."
Owner/operator of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge on which the plaque was originally fixed. (Submitted on April 4, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. Peace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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