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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hamilton, Ontario

 
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Hamilton CN Station / La gare du CN de Hamilton
1Ontario (Hamilton), Beasley — Hamilton CN Station / La gare du CN de Hamilton
[English] This building recalls the importance of the railway to the development of Canada's industrial cities. Completed in 1931, it combines a strong classical design with a fluid circulation plan, making it one of the best urban stations . . . Map (db m196260) HM
2Ontario (Hamilton), Burlington Heights — "The Burlington Races" 1813
On the morning of September 28, 1813, a powerfully-armed United States fleet comprising ten ships under the command of Commodore Isaac Chauncey appeared off York (Toronto). The smaller British fleet of six vessels, commanded by Commodore Sir James . . . Map (db m56759) HM
3Ontario (Hamilton), Burlington Heights — Burlington Heights 1813 - 1814
[English Text]: Here in June, 1813, General John Vincent assembled troops that made the successful night attack on the invaders at Stoney Creek. From this point of vantage, in December, 1813, the force which retook Fort George and . . . Map (db m56725) HM
4Ontario (Hamilton), Burlington Heights — Defensive Outwork
About this spot was an outwork of the first line of defense 1812 - 1815Map (db m56758) HM
5Ontario (Hamilton), Burlington Heights — Dundurn Castle
This villa was completed in 1835 for Allan Napier MacNab. Incorporating an existing farmhouse, it was designed by the local architect, Robert Wetherell, as a statement of its owner's place in Hamilton society. The house features an eclectic blend of . . . Map (db m66126) HM
6Ontario (Hamilton), Burlington Heights — Dundurn Castle— 1832 —
This mansion was built 1832-35 by Allan Napier MacNab (1798-1862) and named after the family ancestral seat in Scotland. Enlisting at fifteen, MacNab distinguished himself by his bravery in the War of 1812. He subsequently entered politics and was . . . Map (db m66129) HM
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7Ontario (Hamilton), Burlington Heights — First Line of Defense
This Stone Marks The Line of Earthworks In First Line of Defense 1812 - 1815Map (db m56740) HM
8Ontario (Hamilton), Burlington Heights — March to Stoney Creek
These ramparts were erected by the British troops during the War of 1812-15. From this place on the night of June 5th 1813, 700 men under the command of Lieut. Colonel Harvey, marched to Stoney Creek where they surprised . . . Map (db m56756) HM
9Ontario (Hamilton), Burlington Heights — Sir Allan Napier MacNab1798 - 1862
Politician, businessman, land speculator and soldier, Allan MacNab enjoyed a very public life. He was a successful lawyer and was appointed Upper Canada's first Queen's Counsel. In 1838 he was knighted for his role in suppressing the rebellion in . . . Map (db m66130) HM
10Ontario (Hamilton), Burlington Heights — Sir John Harvey1778 - 1852
From these heights, Lieutenant-Colonel John Harvey set out with about 700 men on the night of June 5, 1813, to launch a surprise attack on an invading United States force of some 3,000 men camped at Stoney Creek. His rout of the troops commanded by . . . Map (db m56743) HM
11Ontario (Hamilton), Burlington Heights — United Empire Loyalists
In Lasting Memory of the United Empire Loyalists Who preferred to remain loyal British subjects and came to canada in large numbers immediately following the American Revolution of 1776 and the . . . Map (db m66131) HM
12Ontario (Hamilton), Confederation Park — Hamilton - Scourge ProjectWar of 1812 Naval Memorial Garden
We honour here fifty-three sailors who lost their lives when their ships, HAMILTON and SCOURGE, capsized during a storm in the early morning hours of Sunday, 8th August 1813. These two armed merchant schooners lie in 90 metres of water, 30 . . . Map (db m56928) HM
13Ontario (Hamilton), Dundas — 102nd Wentworth Field Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery
This plaque is to commemorate the men and the units of the 102nd Wentworth Field Battery Royal Canadian Artillery. Formed in Dundas December 15th 1936 stood down March 31st 1970. The 102nd Wentworth Field Battery was mobilized for active service . . . Map (db m196244) HM WM
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14Ontario (Hamilton), Dundas — Dundas Cenotaph
1921 This monument is erected by the citizens of Dundas in loving and grateful memory of our brave boys who gave their lives for freedom in the Great War of 1914-18, and for the Empire in the South African War of 1900-1 Great War 1914 . . . Map (db m196251) WM
15Ontario (Hamilton), Dundas — The Dundas Town Hall
Dundas was incorporated as a town in 1847 by a special Act of the legislature of the Province of Canada. The following year the town council accepted a tender from a local builder, James Scott, to erect a stone town hall and voted £2000 to cover the . . . Map (db m196237) HM
16Ontario, Hamilton — Hamilton Customs House / La Maison de la douane de Hamilton
[English] The former Customs House (1858-1860) is a fine example of the Italianate style of architecture which was popular in Canada from the 1840s through the 1870s. Inspired by Renaissance palazzi of Rome and Florence, Italianate buildings . . . Map (db m196259) HM
17Ontario, Hamilton — Light Across the WaterThe Burlington Canal Lighthouse
The Burlington Canal was completed in 1832. In 1837, the canal's first lighthouse shone its beacon across the lake. The wooden structure guided many ships into the canal. George Thompson was the lighthouse's first keeper. His journal captured . . . Map (db m196319) HM
18Ontario (Hamilton), North End East, Hamilton — HMCS Haida - NCSM HaidaTribal Class Destroyer — National Historic Site of Canada —
HMCS Haida is the last of the Tribal class destroyers which saw heavy action with the Australian, British and Canadian navies during World War II. Built for the Royal Canadian Navy at Newcastle, England, , in 1942, this ship served on the frigid . . . Map (db m67343) WM
19Ontario (Hamilton), Stoney Creek — Battle of Stoney Creek1813
On June 5, 1813, an invading United States army of about 3,000 men, commanded by Brigadier - General John Chandler, camped in this vicinity. That evening some 700 British regulars of the 8th and 49th Regiments, under the command of Lieutenant - . . . Map (db m56720) HM
20Ontario (Hamilton), Stoney Creek — Battle of Stoney Creek
[English Text]: Battle of Stoney Creek During 1813 the Americans planned to invade Upper Canada from Detroit and the Niagara Peninsula. In late May, an American force crossed the Niagara River, seized Fort George, and with about . . . Map (db m56762) HM
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21Ontario (Hamilton), Stoney Creek — Battlefield House
[Text on First Historic Marker]: Battlefield House and Fifteen and one-half acres of Parkland Property of The women's Wentworth Historical Society 1899-1962 Given by this society to the Niagara Parks Commission as a . . . Map (db m56805) HM
22Ontario (Hamilton), Stoney Creek — Billy Green Monument
[Text on West Side of Monument]: In Memory Of Billy Green "The Scout" Who led British troops in surprise night attack winning decisive Battle of Stoney Creek. Born Feb. 4, 1794 Died Mar. 15, . . . Map (db m56822) HM
23Ontario (Hamilton), Stoney Creek — The Battlefield of Stoney Creek
The Battlefield of Stoney Creek 6th June 1813 In memory of 20 good and true King's Men who, in fighting in defence of their country, died and were buried on this knoll. This revised inscription and stone re-dedicated June 6th . . . Map (db m56798) HM
24Ontario (Hamilton), Stoney Creek — The Nash-Jackson House
Originally located at the north-east corner of king Street East and Nash Road in the city of Hamilton, the house known as the Nash=Jackson House was built in 1818. The property on which the house stood, part of William Gage's original land grant, . . . Map (db m56859) HM
25Ontario (Hamilton), Stoney Creek — Their Fame Liveth
Canada Remembers Lieutenant Samuel Hooker, Sergeant Joseph Hunt, Pri- vates James Daig, Thomas Fearnsides, Richard Hugill, George Longley, Laurence Meade, John Pegler, John Smith, and John Wale of the First Battalion of the . . . Map (db m56819) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022