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PHOTOlog | loyalist manor houses LINCOLN

Niagara Escarpment, Loyalist architecture, neo-classical portico

The Cline House, tucked up against the base of the escarpment at 95 Cline Mountain Road. Adam Cline came as an United Empire Loyalist from Virginia in 1799 and built his simple, single-storey home in 1803, from stone quarried on the Niagara escarpment. In 1830, Cline’s son John added a second storey to the home and a NeoClassical entrance and portico. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, May 2012

Niagara United Empire Loyalist architecture, War of 1812 encampment

Following the War of 1812, a grand victory ball was held in Grimsby, at the home of Col. Robert Nelles. Two hundred years later, re-enactor regiments portray a typical encampment. Nelles Manor was built over a 10-year period from 1788-1798. Nelles was one of the first United Empire Loyalists to settle at The Forty. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, May 2012

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