Laura Secord Home in Chippawa
- Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), Photographer
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- Black and white photograph of a small, cottage-style building hidden behind a lattice arch with some climbing plants. Well-dressed man with a hat in his hand is posing in the front of the house.
Upper left corner of a picture is damaged. Undated; probably taken in 1920s.
- Laura Ingersoll Secord moved from Queenston to Chippawa in 1835 when her husband James became a customs collector at the port of Chippawa (the position came with a home).
After her husband's death (James Secord died of a stroke on 22 February 1841), Laura Secord bought a cottage on Water Street from James Cummings in November 1841, where she lived with her daughters for the rest of her life.
Water Street has since been renamed Bridgewater Street and actual address is: 3800 Bridgewater Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
- on front:
"Laura Secord Home-Chippewa"
[The village of Chippawa was founded in 1850, and became part of the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario by amalgamation in 1970. In old documents, the name of the village is sometimes spelled as Chippewa.]
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Width: 6.8 cm
Height: 11.4 cm
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- Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989)
- Copyright Statement:
- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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