Laura Ingersoll Secord house in Queenston
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- Black and white photograph of a small, one storey, symmetrical, frame house with chimneys on both ends of its roof.
The Laura Secord Homestead was reconstructed and furnished by the Laura Secord Candy Company in 1972. It was restored to its original 1813 condition and opened as a museum.
Historical plaque reads:
"Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Laura Ingersoll came to Upper Canada with her father in 1795, and settled in this area. About two years later she married James Secord, a United Empire Loyalist, and within seven years they had moved to this site from nearby St. Davids. From here, during the war of 1812, Laura Secord set out on an arduous 30 km journey to warn the local British commander, Lieutenant James FitzGibbon, of an impending American attack. The courage and tenacity displayed on this occasion in June 1813 places her in the forefront of the province's heroines. Mrs. Secord's house, a simple frame building, was restored (1971-72), and remains as a memorial to the exceptional act of patriotism."
- Negatives from Pat Arrington
"Laura Ingersoll Secord
Queen St. & Partition St. Queenston"
current address: 29 Queenston St, Queenston
- Date of Original:
- Summer 1977
Width: 17.5 cm
Height: 12.5 cm
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