Willowbank in Queenston.


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Black and white photograph of a two-storey, limestone house in Classic Revival style. Eight wooden columns lead to the cetre doorway. The property on a spacious 12 acres lot is located at 14487 Niagara Parkway, Queenston.
Historical Plaque Text:
"An outstanding example of Classical Revival architecture, this stately home was begun in 1833 and completed some two years later. It was erected by Alexander Hamilton (1794-1839), Sheriff of the Niagara District and fourth son of the powerful Upper Canadian businessman, Robert Hamilton, and it possesses a formal elegance befitting the affluence and prominence of the Hamilton family. Constructed of fine quality grey stone, Willowbank is distinguished by four pairs of tall white pillars surmounted by a handsome portico. The classic proportions of the structure are enhanced by its majestic setting in spacious grounds on a rise over-looking the village of Queenston. Owned by the Hamilton family until 1934, Willowbank remains little altered from its original appearance."

Notes:
Negatives from Pat Arrington
Inscriptions:
Reverse:
"Willowbank
c. 1834
Queenston St. & Dee Rd., Queenston"
Date of Original:
Summer 1977
Dimensions:
Width: 17.5 cm
Height: 12.5 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
NPL00061
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
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10 Anderson Lane P.O. Box 430
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
905-468-2023

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Willowbank in Queenston.


Black and white photograph of a two-storey, limestone house in Classic Revival style. Eight wooden columns lead to the cetre doorway. The property on a spacious 12 acres lot is located at 14487 Niagara Parkway, Queenston.
Historical Plaque Text:
"An outstanding example of Classical Revival architecture, this stately home was begun in 1833 and completed some two years later. It was erected by Alexander Hamilton (1794-1839), Sheriff of the Niagara District and fourth son of the powerful Upper Canadian businessman, Robert Hamilton, and it possesses a formal elegance befitting the affluence and prominence of the Hamilton family. Constructed of fine quality grey stone, Willowbank is distinguished by four pairs of tall white pillars surmounted by a handsome portico. The classic proportions of the structure are enhanced by its majestic setting in spacious grounds on a rise over-looking the village of Queenston. Owned by the Hamilton family until 1934, Willowbank remains little altered from its original appearance."