Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
Inoculation at Old Navy Hall, Niagara Camp
Immediately after the War of 1812, a new wooden storehouse was built on this site. It was converted into barracks for British troops during the border troubles of 1838. The building remained in use until the 20th century serving as a medical commissary for Canadian troops during World War I. During the 1930s it was moved to the location in front of you by the Niagara Parks Commission and encased in stone.
[Caption for Background Picture]:
Niagara preparing for overseas
service during World War I.
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Granger (1856) showing the
original wooden storehouse.
Erected by The Niagara Parks Commission.
Location. 43° 15.137′ N, 79° 3.54′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Ricardo Street just south of Melville Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the grounds of the Navy Hall, between the site of
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Early Years (here, next to this marker); Navy Hall (here, next to this marker); John Graves Simcoe (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named John Graves Simcoe (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Isaac Brock's First Burial Site (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Fort Niagara (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); A Strategic Site (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Six Pounder Field Gun (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
More about this marker. The Navy Hall is located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, just a short distance upstream from Fort Niagara which is located on the United States side of the River. Because the Navy Hall was located within the range of the cannon situated at Fort Niagara, its structures ended up being destroyed by American artillery fire during the War of 1812.
Also see . . .
1. Navy Hall. This is a link to information provided by Parks Canada. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Navy Hall. This is a link to information provided by a web site that is Administered by Parks Canada. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Navy Hall. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 391 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 20, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.