McFarland House


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McFarland House


Black and white photograph of a brick, two storey Georgian house surrounded by white picket fence. The house was restored by the Niagara Parks Commission and opened to the public in 1959. It is situated at 15927 Niagara River Parkway. Plaque reads: "This Georgian style house was built in 1800 by John McFarland (1757-1815) and his sons, on land granted by the Crown. It is one of the oldest surviving structures in the Niagara district. During the War of 1812 it was used as a hospital by both British and American forces and a British battery, located behind the house, protected the river. In 1813, John McFarland was taken prisoner by the Americans following their capture of Fort George. When he returned in 1815, much of his property had been destroyed and the house badly damaged. The home was repaired and remained in the McFarland family for several generations."