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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Niagara County, New York

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1New York (Niagara County), Barker — David Barker
Born Vermont 2-23-1794. Took up land 1815. Wed Vania Herendeen 1820. Built brick house 1834. Died 1886 - Quaker Cemetary. Somerset Society.Map (db m73944) HM
2New York (Niagara County), Barker — Pallister House
Built 1895-1896 for Perry L. Pallister first President of the Village of Barker.Map (db m73883) HM
3New York (Niagara County), Cambria — 1848 Root House
"Underground Railroad" site Home of abolitionists Martha and Thomas Root. Fugitives were hidden in wagons under produce and taken to Canada.Map (db m77866) HM
4New York (Niagara County), Cambria — DEC. 19th, 1813
DEC. 19th, 1813. Site of log cabin arsenal used by settlers, who with the aid of the Tuscaroras halted the British from burning areas eastward.Map (db m70866) HM
5New York (Niagara County), Cambria — Howell's TavernBuilt 1808
Oldest clapboard house in Niagara County. Built by William Howell on 1801 log cabin site of Philip Beach, first settler. First town meeting held here.Map (db m81132) HM
6New York (Niagara County), Cambria — North Ridge Methodist Episcopal ChurchBuilt 1846-1848
A good example of Greek Revival architecture and cobblestone masonry construction. First church building in North Ridge. Listed on state and national historic registers: 2002. Sign donated in memory of Suzanne Schultz.Map (db m73745) HM
7New York (Niagara County), Cambria — Soldier's Memorial
[counter clockwise] Soldier's Memorial Fallen Heroes. Map (db m100789) WM
8New York (Niagara County), Hartland — Cobblestone House
Built ca.1833 for Philo Newton, early settler, who was born in Vermont in 1797. This house is on the State and National Register of Historic Places. Map (db m78465) HM
9New York (Niagara County), Hartland — Cobblestone House
Built ca.1843 for Harry Harrington early settler. Born in Vermont Hartland Town Justice until 1849 Accepted on the State and National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m78466) HM
10New York (Niagara County), Hartland — Cobblestone House
Cobblestone House Built ca.1836 for Amzi and Alzada Bradley. Early settlers from Connecticut. This house is on the State and National Register of Historic Places. Map (db m82839) HM
11New York (Niagara County), Hartland — Cobblestone School
Town of Hartland District 10. Built 1845. The earliest cobble- stone school in Niagara County. Used for over 100 years. On State and National Register.Map (db m78634) HM
12New York (Niagara County), Hartland — Hartland Central Cemetery
(Skeels burying ground) Grave of early settler Hiram Southwell (1807) is the earliest marked grave in Niagara CountyMap (db m78398) HM
13New York (Niagara County), Hartland — Hartland Corners
Settled in 1814 and known as Morehouse's Corners. The former hotel, school, blacksmith shop and stores served our early settlers Map (db m78397) HM
14New York (Niagara County), Hartland — Johnson Creek
The earliest Hartland hamlet Settled after 1803 and named after this creek - Had mills - wagon & cooper shops - hotel blacksmith's and stores Map (db m78468) HM
15New York (Niagara County), Hartland — Major J. Morrison
Maj. J. Morrison, one of Niagara Counties earliest settlers came from Upper Canada and built log cabin on this site in 1803.Map (db m73171) HM
16New York (Niagara County), Hartland — Quaker Meeting House / Quaker Cemetery
[east side]Quaker Meeting House 1836 cobblestone meeting house of the Hartland Orthodox Friends was in use until 1905 (See reverse side)[west side] Quaker Cemetery The Orthodox Friends Cemetery was used from 1836 until 1905 (See reverse . . . Map (db m78464) HM
17New York (Niagara County), Hartland — Town of Hartland World War I and World War II Memorial
1917-1918 [eagle] 1941-1945 This memorial is erected by the citizens of the Town of Hartland in honor of its veterans of World War I and World War II and is dedicated to the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice World War I . . . Map (db m78400) HM
18New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — 500 Center Street Archaeological Site
Archaeological investigations at the First Niagara Bank at 500 Center Street in Lewiston, New York, yielded abundant information about how people utilized the site during historic and prehistoric times. Prehistoric artifacts recovered from the . . . Map (db m82110) HM
19New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Alumni Hall / Chapel(1872)
Ravaged by fire on two separate occasions, Alumni Hall stands today as the second oldest building on campus. Construction began in 1874, but the building was not completed until 1888. All but its stately stone exterior was destroyed by fires in 1898 . . . Map (db m77277) HM
20New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Bailo Hall (1992)
Completed in 1992, Bailo Hall houses the admissions offices and interview rooms for prospective students. The two-story stone and brick building was built through the generosity of Rose Marie Bailo in memory of her husband, Joh Bailo, and her son, . . . Map (db m87770) HM
21New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Barton House
Erected in 1815 by Major Benjamin Barton. His earlier home destroyed in the burning of Lewiston by the British. The hill top was the site of a U.S. artillery battery in the Battle of Queenston, the first conflict on the Niagara Frontier in the War . . . Map (db m82238) HM
22New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — 612 — Bridge Ruins
Bridge Ruins Second Lewiston-Queenston bridge, 1899-1962, carried seasonal tourist trolleys across gorge, forming the Great Gorge Belt Line. Map (db m154543) HM
23New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — British Landing
British troops commanded by Col. Murray landed December 19, 1813 on shore of river - marched north - captured Fort Niagara holding it until May 22, 1815.Map (db m67338) HM
24New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Clet Hall, Marillac Hall, Laboure Hall1862
Clet Hall (1862) The first building erected after purchase of the campus in 1856 was Clet Hall. it was build in 1862 to house Our Lady of Angels Seminary, the institution that was the forerunner of Niagara University. Clet has two wings, . . . Map (db m77245) HM
25New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Dedicated to the Men and Women
Dedicated to the men and women of this community who served our country in time of war.Map (db m82300) WM
26New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Dickersonville Cemetery
Burial Ground of Early Settlers Hannah Mills 1811, Isaac Woolson 1820, 2nd Lt. John Farley 1822. Historic Preservation Commission, Town of Lewiston.Map (db m72999) HM
27New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Dunleavy Hall(1972)
Dunleavy Hall is named for its primary benefactors, Francis J. Dunleavy, Class of '41, and his wife Albina. The modern structure, distinctive in contrast to the stately 19th- and 20th-century buildings that dominate the campus, was built at a cost . . . Map (db m78638) HM
28New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Fighting for HomelandAmerican Indian Allies — New York State French & Indian War Commemoration - 250 Years —
British and French Compete for Alliances Both the French and the British negotiated with American Indian tribes, either to gain their support or to convince them to remain neutral. In Canada, Algonquian tribes; the Ottawa, Huron, Abenaki, and . . . Map (db m77202) HM
29New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — For God and Country
Throughout its history, Niagara has prepared its graduates in peace and war for service to America. From the Civil War to both World Wars and Vietnam, its men and women have served with distinction. This monument commemorates those who . . . Map (db m78858) WM
30New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Fort DemlerThe British fortify the Portage route
The British gained control of the region in 1759 and, in 1762, constructed a small post, Fort Demler, to protect the landing area. Initially garrisoned by a platoon of eight soldiers, the fort consisted of a small, two-room guardhouse and a 54' by . . . Map (db m66322) HM
31New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Fort Joncaire
2nd building in Lewiston Built 1720 near this spot A palisaded trading post First French Fort on Niagara RiverMap (db m57148) HM
32New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Freedom Crossing Monument
A tribute to the enslaved who sought a new life of freedom in Canada and to the local volunteers who help them on their journey to cross the Niagara River. Lewiston, New York The underground railroad was a secret network . . . Map (db m66339) HM
33New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Freedom Crossing Monument
It was here, along the Niagara River in the mid-1800s, that enslaved African Americans from the Southern United States first saw Canada, known as "the Promised Land" -- the place where they could live free forever. Local volunteers, led by Josiah . . . Map (db m66400) HM
34New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center(1926)
Originally named Our Lady of Angels Faculty House, the Gacioch Family Alumni and Admission Center is home to Niagara University's Offices of Advancement, Admissions, Alumni, and Public Relations/Marketing. The building originally opened in 1926, . . . Map (db m77247) HM
35New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Grand View
Built 1849 by Reuben H. & Maria Barton Broughton. R.H. Broughton served as state assemblyman - 1837. Town Supervisor - 1856. In 1857, it was purchased by Silas Hopkins, first judge of Niagara County and was named Grand View. Grand View was . . . Map (db m82803) HM
36New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Hennepin Hall
Built in the 1840's by Sherbourne Piper. Many prominent Lewiston families have resided here. Purchased by the Catholic parish in 1953 and renamed for Father Hennepin, a Catholic priest who accompanied LaSalle to this area in 1678.Map (db m82776) HM
37New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Hennepin Park
This park is named after Father Louis Hennepin, a Belgian missionary who accompanied the French explorer Sieur de La Salle to this area in 1678. Hennepin, a Recollect priest, was not the first European to see Niagara Falls, but his colorful written . . . Map (db m82132) HM
38New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — In Memory of Thomas F. Hopkins
who at the age of 21, perished, whilst nobly endeavoring to stay the progress of the fire which consumed the seminary, Dec. 5, 1864.Map (db m77282) HM
39New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Kelsey Tavern
Erected in 1820 by Thomas and Catherine Kelsey. In 1825 Marquis De Lafayette spent the night in this inn and was reunited with Nicholas Cusick, a Tuscarora Chief, who was his scout during the Revolution and whom he credited with with saving his life.Map (db m82099) HM
40New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Kiwanians Promoting PeaceThen & Now
June tenth 1963. A peace plaque was established at the international boundary on the new Lewiston-Queenston Bridge by the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, New York and the Stamford, Ontario Club. The plaque was unveiled by Richard H. Drake, left, president . . . Map (db m82129) HM
41New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Lewiston AcademyBuilt in 1824
This cornerstone is all that remains of the first New York State chartered school in Niagara County. Students from both sides of the border attended this fine school from 1826 through the 1850's. This monument placed by the Bicentennial . . . Map (db m75650) HM
42New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Lewiston Mound
This Hopewell-sytle burial mound dates to A.D. 160+80. Thousands of similar mounds are located in the Ohio River Valley where the Hopewell lived in small scattered settlements from about 200 B.C. to A.D. 500. The Hopewell mound builders were . . . Map (db m155423) HM
43New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Little Yellow House - 1816
In 1810, the few settlers of the village under the leadership of pioneers Bates Cooke and Benjamin Barton petitioned the state of New York to have this area changed from a public square to building lots for purposes of selling. Benjamin Barton was . . . Map (db m72506) HM
44New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Lower Landing Archeological District — National Historic Landmark —
Lower Landing Archeological District has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America The . . . Map (db m66332) HM
45New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Lynch Hall (1927), O'Donoughue Hall (1909)
Lynch Hall (1927) One of the campus residence halls, this four-story structure was completed in 1927. It is named for the Rev. John J. Lynch, C.M. (1816-1888), the co-founder of this university. In 1856, Father Lynch and a colleague, Father . . . Map (db m77246) HM
46New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — 577 — Niagara Gorge R.R.
Niagara Gorge R.R. Trolleys traveled scenic route along gorge here to Niagara Falls 1895-1935. President Wm. McKinley rode trolley September 6, 1901 Map (db m154542) HM
47New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Oak Hill and Scovell Knoll
Scovell Knoll is a rocky outcrop formed by an erosion-resistant bedrock cap that protected the area from the leveling effects of the glaciers during the end of the last ice age. The area has hydrologic features associated with fissures in the . . . Map (db m82247) HM
48New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Opera Hall
Built by Joseph T. Hewitt, about 1840, as a series of stores. Later became known as Moss Hall. At one time housed a Waterfrount mission. Was the center of social activity, known as the Opera Hall, at the turn of the century. The west section was . . . Map (db m82096) HM
49New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — O'Shea Hall (1967), Seton Hall (1970)
O'Shea Hall (1967)One of the two largest residence halls on campus, O'Shea Hall was completed in 1967. The eight-story structure has a capacity of 400 students. Administrative offices are located in the basement and on the ground floor. It is . . . Map (db m78639) HM
50New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant Turbine
Turbine Specifications: Vertical Francis Hydraulic Turbine Manufactured by - Voith Siemen Hydro Power Co., York, PA Placed in Service - 1991 Approximate weight - 92 tons Diameter - 17 feet 8 inches (5.38 meters) Maximum Horsepower . . . Map (db m77166) HM
51New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Site of Hustler's Tavern
This is the site of the once famous Hustler's tavern (no longer standing) where legend says the cocktail was invented. This popular establishment was one of Lewiston's original buildings and was the social hub of the community. The owners, Thomas . . . Map (db m73169) HM
52New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — St. Vincent's Hall(1906)
Commonly known as "Vinnie's," this four-story "Collegiate Gothic" structure is named for St. Vincent de Paul, founder of the Congregation of the Mission. Originally called "The New Gymnasium," is was named St. Vincent's in 1909, some three years . . . Map (db m77280) HM
53New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Suspension Bridge TollhouseJuly 21, 1899 to November 2, 1962
This tollhouse was part of the Lewiston-Queenston Suspension Bridge which spanned the Lower Niagara River at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment near today’s Artpark. Historic Lewiston Bridge Linked U.S. with Canada After the first . . . Map (db m75744) HM
54New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — The Battle of Queenston HeightsWar of 1812 — October 13, 1812 —
On this day, Major General Stephen Van Rensselaer launched a U.S. attack on British Canada with an assault force of regulars and militia. Initially they were pinned down along the shore until Captain John Ellis Wool and his men scaled the heights . . . Map (db m57083) HM
55New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — The Battle of Queenston HeightsFirst Battle of the War — War of 1812 —
From this point on October 13, 1812, U.S. troops launched an invasion of Queenston Heights, Canada in an attempt to seize Fort George and control the river. The Battle was a disaster for the Americans, as they suffered heavy losses and ultimately . . . Map (db m57088) HM
56New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — The Cibola Anchor
From the wreckage of the steamship Cibola which caught fire at the Lewiston dock on July 15, 1895. Tragedy struck in 1895 when the Cibola caught fire at the Lewiston dock and in turn, burned the American Hotel to the ground. The fire started . . . Map (db m82152) HM
57New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — The CradlesBritish military engineering eases the ascent from the river to the top of the Escarpment.
Originally, Seneca porters carried goods and boats up the Escarpment for the French and the british. In 1750, Swedish traveler Peter Kalm reported that 200 Seneca were employed in carrying on their backs packs of bear and deer skin and that he saw . . . Map (db m66328) HM
58New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — The First Religious Society of Lewiston
Organized and Presbyterian form of government adopted on January 20th, 1817, by Aaron and Lucy Childs, John and Elizabeth Robinson and Polly Huggins. Incorporated on June 12th, 1817, by Benjamin Barton, Aaron Childs, Erastus Park, Augustus Porter, . . . Map (db m82235) HM
59New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — The Gully and Portage RoadThe beginning of safe passage around the treacherous waters of Niagara Gorge and the Falls
Located at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, the ravine known as the Gully provided a naturally sheltered docking area where the Niagara River flows out of the steep and unnavigable Niagara Gorge. From this docking area, the Gully provided access . . . Map (db m94983) HM
60New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — The Lewiston Mound
This Hopewell-style burial mound dates to A.D. 160+80. Thousands of similar mounds are located in the Ohio River Valley where the Hopewell lived in small scattered settlements from about 200 B.C. to A.D. 500. The Hopewell mound builders were great . . . Map (db m94966) HM
61New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — The Long and The Short House
Built in the 1820's by a lawyer named William Hotchkiss. The Long House, his home was the center of social activity after the War of 1812. The Short House was his law office.Map (db m82117) HM
62New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — The Lower LandingNorthern terminus of the Niagara Porter, early bypass route around Niagara Falls
For early travelers coming up the Niagara River on their way from Lake Ontario to the other Great Lakes, this area - known as the Lower Landing - marked the beginning of the Niagara Portage, the shortest and most accessible route around Niagara . . . Map (db m66302) HM
63New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — The Magazin RoyaleA simple structure with a grand name establishes a permanent French presence at the Lower Landing
Louis Thomas de Joncaire, a French soldier captured and adopted by the Seneca until repatriated in 1694, played an important role for the French as an interpreter and trader. Joncaire and his sons are the French men most commonly associated with the . . . Map (db m66264) HM
64New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — The Seminary of Our Lady of Angels
Foundation Day: November 21, 1856. Feast of the Presentation of Mary. Co-Founders: Most Reverend John Timon, C.M. First Bishop of Buffalo; and Reverend John J. Lynch, C.M. First President of SOLA, First Archbishop of Toronto. First Location: St. . . . Map (db m87903) HM
65New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Tuscarora Heroes MonumentSkaru:rę? Kayękwatihčayę'hčreh
In honor of the brave members of the Tuscarora Nation who defended and saved local residents during the war of 1812. On the morning of December 19, 1813, Lewsiton was attacked by British forces and their Native allies from Canada. The British had . . . Map (db m72727) WM
66New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Tuscaroras Defend Lewiston Against 1813 British AttackWar of 1812
Path of Destruction. Early in the winter of 1813, British forces and their Native allies launched an all-out assault on the Niagara Frontier. About a dozen Lewiston residents were killed in the attack, and the British looted the buildings and . . . Map (db m80502) HM WM
67New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Underground Railroad Station #6
John Tryon was a Lewiston Abolitionist, elder of First Presbyterian Church and a conductor of the Underground Railroad. He helped countless runaway slaves attain their freedom across the Niagara River from a house known as "Tryon's Folly." This . . . Map (db m82181) HM
68New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Varsity Village (1939), Timon Hall (1952)
Varsity Village (1939) Built to accommodate students who were then housed in St. Vincent's Hall, these six Tudor-style houses once stood on the bank of a small lake that existed on campus. For many years they were used exclusively by male senior . . . Map (db m78659) HM
69New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — Welcome to Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park
This 172-acre park is situated below the Niagara Escarpment and the Niagara Gorge, and affords excellent views of the Niagara River and surrounding area. Artpark opened in 1974 as a seasonal outdoor cultural state park, the first in the country to . . . Map (db m94967) HM
70New York (Niagara County), Lockport — 4 — “Lockport Flight of Five”
To overcome the great elevation of the Niagara Escarpment, the original canal builders constructed a unique flight of 5 double locks, to lower easterly and raise westerly bound boats some sixty feet. The Erie Canal was constructed in three . . . Map (db m76938) HM
71New York (Niagara County), Lockport — 538 — Aaron Mossell
Aaron Mossell and his son Charles were local residents who advanced the struggle to integrate Lockport Schools. Open to all regardless of race by 1876. Map (db m130675) HM
72New York (Niagara County), Lockport — 13 — Barge Tie Ups & lock view looking west
When the Barge Canal opened on May 15, 1918, a large steam tug was chartered by the government to tow state boats on the new canal. The wages were based on a monthly scale for a twelve-hour workday and included board. The Captain received $175 per . . . Map (db m76998) HM
73New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Big Bridge
Big Bridge. One of the widest bridges in the world; 399 ft. in width, 129 ft. in length. Built 1914.Map (db m70644) HM
74New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Canal Bridge No. E-224Canal Road
Originally Millards Hwy. Bridge. Built 1910 by Empire Engineering Corp. Rehabilitated 1993 by N.Y.S.D.O.T.Map (db m77554) HM
75New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Canal Bridge No. E-225Day Road
Originally Wakeman's Hwy. Bridge. Built 1909 by Empire Engineering Corp. Rehabilitated 2003 by N.Y.S.D.O.T.Map (db m77553) HM
76New York (Niagara County), Lockport — 3 — Canal Comparisons
To see the comparison table click on the image to the right to enlarge it Sidebar on the right Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Was the third President of the United States. In 1808 a delegation from the state of New York . . . Map (db m76963) HM
77New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Chase-Crowley-Keep House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m81606) HM
78New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Chase-Hubbard-Williams House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m81605) HM
79New York (Niagara County), Lockport — City of Lockport Medal of Honor Recipients
City of Lockport Medal of Honor Recipients Michael Huskey, 1st Class Fireman, Civil War 1864 ———— Frank Joseph Gaffney, Pvt. 108th U.S. Infantry, 27th Division, World War I ———— William F. . . . Map (db m79961) WM
80New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Col. W. M. Bond House1823
Col. W. M. Bond House 1823 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m79962) HM
81New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Cold Springs Cemetery
Cold Springs Cemetery. Jesse Hawley, who first advocated building Erie Canal in 1805, is buried here. Friend of DeWitt Clinton.Map (db m71199) HM
82New York (Niagara County), Lockport — 776 — Crapsey Homestead
Crapsey Homestead Est. ca. 1837 by Moses Crapsey. Included apple orchards, dairy and Crapsey's Grove, a picnic ground for hosting area events. Map (db m165228) HM
83New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Dole House
Dole House circa 1845 National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m81647) HM
84New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Donnelly Point
Dedicated to Dudley Donnelly of Lockport. Appointed Colonel of the 28th Regiment, May 18, 1861. Mortally wounded, Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862.Map (db m80498) WM
85New York (Niagara County), Lockport — 6 — Electric Building
Originally built in 1826 for visionary businessman Lyman A. Spalding, the smaller three-story stone building built on this site became the Norman & Evans Iron Foundry. After the building burned in 1840, it was rebuilt several times and enlarged to . . . Map (db m76996) HM
86New York (Niagara County), Lockport — First Lockport Residents Killed in World Wars I and II
Pvt. Joseph F. O'Hearn, 1890 - 1918, World War I. SSgt. William J. Stamp, 1913 - 1943, World War II. To honor the memory of Pvt. Joseph F. O'Hearn and his nephew SSgt. William J. Stamp who were the first Lockport residents to be killed in World . . . Map (db m77036) WM
87New York (Niagara County), Lockport — House at 8 Berkley Drive
House at 8 Berkley Drive circa 1956 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m82729) HM
88New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Hydraulic Race Control GatesNational Register of Historic Sites, 1974
Site of gates originally constructed in 1858 to control the inflow of water to the Hydraulic Tunnel and used for mechanical power by three manufacturing establishments. The tunnel was closed in 1954, the gate stems were dismantled, and concrete was . . . Map (db m105704) HM
89New York (Niagara County), Lockport — 12 — Life on the Barges
Life aboard the canal barges involved hard work. All members of the family had important roles. The man would be in charge of the animals and manage the entire operation. The wife (and mother) had many chores in addition to caring for the . . . Map (db m76893) HM
90New York (Niagara County), Lockport — 7 — Lock Construction
From the original Erie Canal to the Barge Canal System, crossing the Niagara Escarpment posed immense challenges to canal engineers. The first Lockport locks were designed by Nathan Roberts, who was in charge of constructing the Erie Canal from . . . Map (db m76954) HM
91New York (Niagara County), Lockport — LockportThe Canalway Trail
After the Erie Canal opened in 1825, Lockport changed from a village of log cabins filled with construction workers into an industrial city. English traveler, Francis Trollope describing Lockport said that "It looks as if the demon of machinery, . . . Map (db m77812) HM
92New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Lockport Bank
Established 1829. First and only bank in Niagara County until 1837. Used as bank until 1852.Map (db m71273) HM
93New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Lockport City Hall(William K. Moore Co. Mill, Holly Water Works)
The city building began as the Pine Street Customs Mill in 1860. It was later (1884) converted to one of the first water pumping stations in America. In 1893, with a need for a permanent location of the city's government, the building was converted . . . Map (db m78359) HM
94New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Lockport Federal Building
The Lockport Federal Building is architecturally significant as an outstanding example of early twentieth century public architecture. Built between 1902 and 1904 from a design by James Knox Taylor, supervising architect of the Treasury Department, . . . Map (db m77000) HM
95New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Lockport LocksErected August 16, 1975
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the original locks which opened a connecting waterway between the Hudson River and the Great Lakes. This completion of the Erie Canal was the opening of a door to the settling of the . . . Map (db m65659) HM
96New York (Niagara County), Lockport — 1 — Lockport Municipal Building
The City of Lockport wishes to express its appreciation to City Historian William H. Riley (1922-1990) for his dedication, assistance, patience and love for the City of Lockport, New York. Riley’s Way: a walking tour on the Erie Canal is . . . Map (db m76962) HM
97New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Lockport War Memorial
·Dulce·Et·Decorum·Est··Pro·Patria·Mori· Erected·in·memory·of those·who·made·the supreme·sacrifice·and to·all·others·who served·in·the·wars·of the·United·States·Map (db m77032) WM
98New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Lockport YWCA Building
In 1835 this building was built by Gillette Bacon and sold in 1837 to Dr. George Merchant and again sold in 1861 to Abijah Moss. During the Civil War the home served as a refuge for slaves from the South. During World War I, it was the headquarters . . . Map (db m77561) HM
99New York (Niagara County), Lockport — 10 — Lower Lock Construction
In 1903, the people of New York voted to build the Barge Canal System. The new canal, unlike the old, utilized canalized natural water courses as well as artificial channels. The new concrete locks (57 in all) were electrically operated and could . . . Map (db m76934) HM
100New York (Niagara County), Lockport — Luther Haven
Luther Haven has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1891 Map (db m81570) HM

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