Niagara Falls in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Old Stone Chimney
Erected 1915 by Niagara Frontier Historical Society.
Location. 43° 4.73′ N, 79° 2.744′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from Niagara Scenic Parkway (State Road 957A) half a mile east of Buffalo Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. In 2015, the Old Stone Chimney was moved to an interpretive site on the south side of the Robert Moses Parkway (re-named Niagara Scenic Parkway in 2016)just east of the boat slip. The Old Stone Chimney was difficult to find prior to the move. Access wass through private property via blacktop alongside the vacant industrial building at 995 Buffalo Avenue, across from the 10th Street "T" intersection with Buffalo Avenue. NY route 284 switches streets (Rainbow Boulevard - Buffalo Avenue) in front of the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Niagara River Portage and the Old Stone Chimney (within shouting distance of this marker); Portage Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Falls Portage (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thomas V. Welch (approx. 0.6 miles away); Whitney Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Parting of the Waters (approx. ¾ mile away); The Niagara Portage (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Blockhouse (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
More about this marker. The marker (plaque) does not have a title. It is affixed to The Old Stone Chimney. The French origins are uncertain according to a Niagara County Historical Society article. Please see the article, and others, linked below. The portage refers to the land portage around Niagara Falls and the rapids before and after the falls, for travel and transport between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
Regarding Old Stone Chimney.
Also see . . .
1. Niagara County Historical Society - The Old Stone Chimney. (Submitted on November 16, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Wikipedia - Old Stone Chimney. (Submitted on November 16, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Buffalo News - Historical Awakening Beckons for Old Stone Chimney in Falls - June 29, 2013. (Submitted on November 16, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. 5. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 14, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.