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 | memorial mural DUFFERIN

Laurel, Ontario, historical, memorial

Memorial mural at Laurel crossroads. A larger number of the Canadian war casualties in the Great War were repatriated from Europe to their rural community cemeteries. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, April 2015

DUFFERIN County | Amaranth Township

PHOTOlog | contested yet immoveable border WELLAND

war of 1812 battlefield, Lundy's Lane, memorial, bi-centennial

Commemorative banner over the commercial strip Lundy’s Lane at Drummond Hill, the site of the 1814 Battle. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, November 2014

niagara stone house, solid 3-foot thick walls, built 1825, georgian
The John Thompson house, built 1825 as the center of a large farm estate (Lot 108), remains cozy by virtue of its 3-foot-thick stone walls. 4891 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, February 2011

WELLAND County | Stamford 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 | local militia re-enactment WELLAND

Niagara Parkway, War of 1812 Bi-Centennial Re-enactment, 2nd Lincoln Militia

Bi-Centennial re-enactment of the War of 1812 Battle of Chippawa, Niagara Parkway. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, July 2014

Georgian Loyalist architecture, Niagara Parkway, war of 1812, bed and breakfast
Many times occupied, but never burnt, the 1805 Strickler-Danner House is now a bed and breakfast. 12549 Niagara Parkway. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, February 2012

WELLAND County | Willoughby Township

PHOTOlog | beaverdams and “holland” WELLAND

Niagara stone house, Loyalist, War of 1812

The Jacob Upper House started 1809 and finished at the completion of the War of 1812, with a total of seven fireplaces. The Uppers were Captains in the 2nd Lincoln Militia. At this time the area was known as Holland, and the road known as the Holland Road, and the local gathering place – the Black Horse Tavern. The village of Allanburgh came later with the building of the Welland Canal. The house remains in the possession of Upper descendants. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, December 2013

Niagara Historic church, United Empire Loyalists, Methodist meeting house

The Beaverdams Methodist Meeting House, built 1832 at the convergence of ancient trails and waterways; many United Empire Loyalist families congregated here. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, December 2013

WELLAND County | Thorold Township

PHOTOlog | living history and living in history LENNOX-ADDINGTON

military re-enactment, war of 1812, maritime

The Flight of the Royal George, War of 1812 Occupation re-enactment at Bath. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, July 2012

locally-quarried limestone, Wilton, Odessa, Ontario
Villages of stone: Wilton and Odessa. Dis-used quarries still visible in the area. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, July 2012

LENNOX-ADDINGTON County | Ernesttown 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

PHOTOlog | early military outpost SIMCOE

ontario military history, stone barracks

Naval Officer’s Quarters at the Naval Establishment at Penetanguishene, built 1830’s. Settlement along the Penetanguishene Road was influenced by this outlying naval settlement. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, January 2011

SIMCOE County | Tay Township