PHOTOlog | the heights, the “bench” LINCOLN

Loyalist history, Niagara, vineyard, historical-preservation

The William Woodruff House, built 1827 at St. Davids “bench” (a sheltered ridge in the Niagara Escarpment). Dismantled in 1969 and moved to three separate owners throughout Ontario, it has been subsequently returned and rebuilt in 2009 at Ravine Vineyards, 1000m from its original location. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, February, 2012

Niagara Gorge, Queenston Heights, autumn

View from the “American side” – the Heights of Queenston, “scaled” by many armies. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, October 2011

LINCOLN County | Niagara Township

PHOTOlog | i’ll take it! LINCOLN

Pre-Confederation architecture, Niagara, orchards

6479 Canborough Rd., West of Wellandport. A 2012 real estate description confirms its pre-Confederation origin, adding that the house retains many of its original features, woodwork and hardware, as well as a log cabin on a property with its own orchard and vegetable gardens. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, March 2015

LINCOLN County | Gainsboro Township

PHOTOlog | country estate LINCOLN

stone house heritage preConfederation

Caistor Con 7 Lot 20 Jacob Ker, J.P., at 5252 Westbrook Rd. at Twenty Rd. Overlooks a farm with corn and wind-farm in distance (east side Westbrook and Binbrook). Photo credit: Lisa Rance, November 2014
LINCOLN County | Caistor Township

autumn rural ontario corn

LINCOLN County | Caistor Township

PHOTOlog | the short hills LINCOLN

Niagara historic tavern, vineyard, Loyalist

The Mountainview tavern built at Short Hills by Henry Smith, a son of an United Empire Loyalist. in 1842. Now, the tasting room of Henry of Pelham Vineyards. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, July 2014

Niagara stone house, Loyalist, 2nd Lincoln militia

The Brown-Jouppien House, built by UEL Butler’s Ranger John Brown about 1797- 1802. The NeoClassical front was last-added in 1802 by the same masons and identical in detail to the nearby DeCew House. Both were important command posts in the War of 1812. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, May 2012

LINCOLN County | Louth Township

PHOTOlog | prosperity LINCOLN

Niagara historical fruit farm, Pennsylvania Dutch

The Dilman-Moyer House, established 1799 by this Pennsylvania Dutch (Mennonite) family. Cherry Avenue Farms, orchards and vineyards, operated by the 7th generation. 4303 Cherry Avenue, Vineland. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, July 2014

LINCOLN County | Clinton Township

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

LINCOLN County | Grimsby Township