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Battle Ground Hotel

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
1. Battle Ground Hotel Marker
Inscription.  Adam Fralick, a descendent of a United Empire Loyalist family, watched as the tourist industry grew around the War of 1812 battlefield at Lundy’s Lane. In 1836, he purchased this property and built the Battle Ground Hotel. Later, in 1850, Fralick built a wooden frame observation tower enclosed with latticework to the east of his hotel. Guest registers still in existence bear thousands of signatures as silent witness to the tower’s popularity as a tourist attraction.

By the late 1860’s the number of visitors to Lundy’s Lane Battlefield dwindled drastically. In the late 1870’s Fralick’s wooden tower was dismantled and the hotel converted to a private residence. Adam Fralick died in 1877 and was buried in the adjacent Drummond Hill Cemetery. The property was acquired by Ruth Redmond in the mid-1950’s and donated to the City of Niagara Falls in 1996. Restored to its original appearance, the Battle Ground Hotel opened as a public museum in 2002.

Ruth Redmond
1902-1999
Friends will remember the retired school teacher as a “unique Canadian Patriot”, a quiet gentle woman who surrounded herself with hundreds
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
2. Battle Ground Hotel Marker
of geraniums. At the same time, she spent much of her life aggressively acquiring as many portions of the historic Lundy’s Lane Battlefield as she could afford. She was determined that one day there would be a tribute to “Her Boys” as she called them – those soldiers who died during one of the most significant battles in Canadian History.
 
Location. 43° 5.393′ N, 79° 5.773′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker can be reached from Lundy's Lane, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6151 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 1T4, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The British Defense (here, next to this marker); Battlefield Tourism (here, next to this marker); Americans Withdraw (here, next to this marker); War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Gateway (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane (within shouting distance of this marker); British Retreat (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Lundy’s Lane (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
More about this marker. A portrait of Ruth Redmond appears on the right side on the marker. The left side contains images of the Battleground Hotel Museum.
 
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Markers in Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
3. Markers in Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park
Several markers are found at this location. The Battle Ground Hotel marker is seen here on the left.
list of markers that are related to this marker. These markers follow the story of the Battle of Lundy's Lane.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar of 1812
 
Battle Ground Hotel (Fralick's Tavern) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
4. Battle Ground Hotel (Fralick's Tavern)
This building, circa 1830, is located just east of the marker.
Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
5. Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park.
The Battle Ground Hotel marker is located in Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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