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