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Queenston in Niagara Regional Municipality, 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1972.
 
Location. 43° 9.882′ N, 79° 3.272′ W.
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).
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Marker is in Queenston, Ontario, in Niagara Regional Municipality. Marker is on Queenston Street just south of Dumfries Street, on the left when traveling south. 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 to the front outside wall of the Queenston Library and Community Center (the former Queenston Baptist Church). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 Queenston Street, Queenston, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
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 Secord (1775-1868) (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775-1868 (about 90 meters away); Queenston United Church of Canada (about 150 meters away); 'Alfred' (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Brock's Cenotaph (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queenston.
 
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 September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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