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McFarland House, Niagara-on-the-Lake – 19 September 2015

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After the morning and lunch at the Village of Queenston and Queenston Heights, in the afternoon we headed back towards Niagara-on-the-Lake.

McFarland House

McFarland House
19 September 2015

Just south of Fort George is the McFarland House. Built by John McFarland in 1800, it is one of the oldest properties in Niagara-on-the-Lake. During the 1812/13 conflicts the building served as a hospital by the both sides – British and American. When Fort George was taken over by the Americans, John McFarland was imprisoned. When he returned in 1815, the house was in a state of dis-repair.

McFarland House plaque

McFarland House plaque
19 September 2015

As part of the bi-centennial commemoration of the 1812 conflict, the property was refurbished. Round the back of property a conservatory was erected which serves as a tea room. As we had just missed a tour when we arrived, we elected to have afternoon tea.

Afternoon Tea at the McFarland House

Afternoon Tea at the McFarland House
19 September 2015

The scones were freshly baked, and were served with jam from Greaves of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The house is furnished as it would have been in the period prior to and after the military use.

Card game in progress

Card game in progress
19 September 2015

Long Case Clock at McFarland House

Long Case Clock at McFarland House
19 September 2015

McFarland House Dining Room

McFarland House Dining Room
19 September 2015

McFarland House Bedroom

McFarland House Bedroom
19 September 2015

As previously noted, from the entrance and car park, the 2012 conservatory is not visible.

McFarland House

McFarland House
19 September 2015

On Niagara Parkway, at the junction with Line 1 at Walker’s Country Market, there is the Living Water Wayside Chapel. A fully fitted out chapel, with seating capacity of nine (four double benches and one singe bench).

Living Water Wayside Chapel

Living Water Wayside Chapel
19 September 2015

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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