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Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Zimmerman Fountain Pond

 
 
Zimmerman Fountain Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, September 1, 2012
1. Zimmerman Fountain Pond Marker
Inscription.  This beautiful fountain takes its name from Samuel Zimmerman who came to Canada from Pennsylvania in 1842. He amassed a fortune through a series of lucrative contracts involving the building of the second Welland Canal and various Railway Lines, allowing him to begin construction of a large estate in what is now Queen Victoria Park. The estate was unfinished when he was killed in a railway accident in March of 1857. This fountain pond, which dates back to 1856, is the last remaining remnant of his estate.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1857.
 
Location. 43° 5.369′ N, 79° 4.484′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is at the intersection of Falls Avenue and Niagara Parkway, on the right when traveling south on Falls Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls ON L2G, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To the Memory of Burrell Hecock (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Baker McQuesten (about 240 meters away);
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Sir Casimir S. Gzowski 1813-1898 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Upper Steel Arch Bridge (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Upper Suspension Bridge (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Rainbow Bridge (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); International Rainbow Bridge Commemoration (approx. half a kilometer away); The Boundary Waters Treaty (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Also see . . .
1. Zimmerman, Samuel. A short biography of Samuel Zimmerman in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. (Submitted on September 10, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 

2. Right in Niagara. Niagara Falls Then and Now: the Clifton Place mansion on the Zimmerman/Bush Estate (includes photos of the mansion and an estate plan that includes the fountain). (Submitted on September 10, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 
 
Zimmerman Fountain Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, September 1, 2012
2. Zimmerman Fountain Pond Marker
Zimmerman Fountain Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, September 1, 2012
3. Zimmerman Fountain Pond Marker
View looking south down the Niagara Parkway, with downtown Niagara Falls to the right and the mist from the Canadian Falls rising above the river to the left
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on August 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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