Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
Fralick’s tower was a prominent landmark in the city, visible for several kilometers. In the late 1800s, the tower was dismantled and replaced with a steel structure known as the Lundy’s Lane observatory. Until 1921, its steam operated elevator whisked visitors to a viewing platform 31 metres (102 ft) high. Interest in the battlefield as a destination waned when the American Civil War provided Americans with new battlefields to visit and other local attractions gained popularity.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War of 1812.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6151 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls ON 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); Battle Ground Hotel (here, next to this marker); Americans Withdraw (here, next to this marker); War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane (within shouting distance of this marker); Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Gateway (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Lundy’s Lane (within shouting distance of this marker); British Retreat (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
More about this marker. An image of a viewing tower appears on the right side of the marker. Next to this is a list of the different towers that once stood nearby. These include: 1) Anderson Tower 1845; 2) McKenzie Tower 1846; 3) Fralick Tower 1850; 4) Durham Tower 1855; and 5) Lundy’s Lane Observatory 1893.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These markers follow the story of the Battle of Lundy's Lane.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.