Ontario: Niagara-
on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake is located at the mouth of
the Niagara River, across the river from New York State. It is about 50km from Toronto across Lake Ontario and about 130km from Toronto by car around the lake.

The settlement was founded in 1781 as Butlersburg. It renamed Newark and became the first capital of Upper Canada (now the province of Ontario) in 1892. The town was burnt down by Americans during the war of 1812.

The name of Niagara-on-the-Lake was adopted around 1880 as a Postal Address to distinguish the town from Niagara Falls, but officially accepted only in 1970.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is home to the Shaw Festival, featuring the works of George Bernard Shaw, his contemporaries, or plays about his era (1856–1950). Usually, we come to Niagara-on-the-Lake a few times per year to see Shaw Festival plays.

Photo caption shows date the photo of the lantern was taken.



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5 Queen Street; Apothecary, 1869.
Interior Lanterns; July 2012.
1/4. 4-Lights Chandelier.
Apothecary
2/4. 3-Lights Chandelier.
Apothecary
3/4. Cabinet Top, Clock Candelabras.
Apothecary
4/4. Wall Mount Pendant.
Apothecary


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26 Queen Street; Courthouse, 1847.
Exterior Lanterns.
1/7. Theatre Entrance. Porch Pendant; July 2001.
Courthouse
2/7. Main Entrance, Porch Pendant; June 2019.
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3/7. Light Posts, Around the Building; June 2019.
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4/7. Wall Mount Light, West Wall; July 2001.
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5/7. Wall Mount Light, June 2019.

Above Basement Office Entrance.

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6/7. Wall Mount Light, June 2019.

Chamber of Commerce Entrance.

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7/7. Porch Pendant, Side Entrance; June 2019.
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26 Queen Street; Courthouse Theatre.
Interior Lanterns.
Courthouse Theatre was closed in 2018.
It is now used as events venue.
1/6. Stairwell Chandelier, June 2019.
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2/6. Foyer Chandelier, July 2006.
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3/6. Foyer Chandelier, June 2019.
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4/6. Hallway Chandelier, June 2019.
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5/6. 2nd Floor Hall, Chandelier, July 2006.
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6/6. Hallway Chandelier, July 2006.
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27 Queen Street; House, 1890.
Porch Pendant, July 2001.
27 Queen St.


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33 Queen Street; Wall Mount Light, July 2001.
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66 Queen St; Bakery; Wall Mount light; June, 2019.
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68 Queen Street; Wall Mount light, June 2019.
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Royal George Theatre, former Box Office, July 2001.
Google 2018: Frankie Sez store, different Lantern.
71 Queen St.


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70 Queen Street; Chocolate Factory Entrance.
Wall Mount Light, June 2019.
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91 Queen St; Wall Mount Light, July 2001.
Google 2018: Different Lantern.
91 Queen St.


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92 Queen Street; Shaw Cafe.
1/3. Patio Fence, Pillar Lantern, June 2019.
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2/3. Wall Mount Light around the Building.

July 2001.

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3/3. Cafe Chandelier, June 2019.
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92 Queen Street; Monika's Boutique Entrance.
Doorway Ceiling Mount Light, June 2019.
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Light Post near 126 Queen Street, June 2019.
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184 Queen Street. Gate Pillar Light; July 2001.
Google 2017: Lantern no longer exists.
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Light Post near 284 Queen Street, June 2019.
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30 Platoff Street, 1908.
Porch Pendant; June 2019.
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58 Johnson Street; Eckersley House, 1833.
1/2. Wall Mount Light at the Entrance.
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2/2. Fence Pillar Lantern, Regent St Entrance.
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June 2019.


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95 Johnson Street; Post House, 1835.
Wall Mount Light, June 2019.
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96 Johnson Street; Vanderlip House, 1816.
Wall Mount Light above the Entrance, June 2019.
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112 Johnson Street, 1840.
Wall Mount Light, June 2019.
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126 Johnson Street, 1828.
Wall Mount Light; July 2001.
Google 2017: Different Lantern.
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135 Johnson St; Greenlees-Craig House, 1822.
1/2. Wall Mount Light at the Entrance, July 2001.
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2/2. June 2019: Bracket different.
Old Bracket last seen in 2017 (Google).
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177 Victoria Street; Wilson-Guy House, 1876.
1/2. Wall Mount Light at the Entrance, June 2019.
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2/2. Wall Mount Light at the Corner.
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188 Victoria Street; August 2006.
Formerly 10000 Villages Store, now Pieza Pizzeria.
Google, 2018: Lanterns no longer exist.
1/4. Light Post at Victoria St. Entrance.
188 Victoria St.
2/4. Light Post at the Courtyard Wall.
188 Victoria St.
3/4. Light Post at the Courtyard Entrance.
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4/4. Wall Mount Light.
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222 Victoria Street; Grace United Church, 1852.
At the Main Entrance Stairs, July 2001.
Google, 2018: Different Lantern.
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223 Victoria Street; Frey House, 1822.
Wall Mount Light at the Entrance, June 2019.
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235 Victoria Street; Cobbler's House.
Wall Mount Light at the Entrance, July 2001.
Google, 2018: Different Lantern.
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275 Victoria Street, July 2001.
Wall Mount Light above Right Wing Door.
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279 Victoria Street, July 2001.
Wall Mount Light Above the Entrance.
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289 Victoria Street; Old Couch House.
Front Yard Lamp Post, July 2001.
Google, 2017: Pole the same, Different Lantern.
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28 Prideaux Street; Dr. Muirhead House, 1817.
Now Old Ivy Walk B&B. June 2019.
1/3. Wall Mount Light at the Entrance.
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2/3. Fence Post Lantern.
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3/3. Wall Mount Light, Apothecary Entrance.
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55 Prideaux Street; Promenade House, 1819.
1/2. Wall Mount Light above the Entrance.
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2/2. Regent St Fence, Pillar Lantern.
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June 2019.


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Prideaux Street, Lamp Post, June 2019.
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69 Prideaux Street, 1816.
Wall Mount Light at the Entrance.
69 Prideaux St.
July 2001.


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78 Prideaux Street; Hiscott House, 1817.
Wall Mount Light at the Entrance, June 2019.
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41 Byron Street; St. Mark's Anglican Church, 1804.
Burnt down in 1812, rebuilt in 1828.
1/2. Gates Pillar Torchiere.
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2/2. Wall Mount Light at the Main Entrance.
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June 2019.


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224 Regent Street; Coach House, 1789.
Olde Engel Inn
1/2. Wall Mount Light above Main Entrance.
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2/2. Wall Mount Light, Regent St Entrance.
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June 2019.


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6 Picton St; Prince of Wales Hotel, 1864.
Exterior Lanterns, May 2008.
1/5. Hotel Main Entrance, Porch Chandelier.
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2/5. Hotel Side Entrance, Porch Chandelier.
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3/5. Hotel Courtyard Entrance, Porch Chandelier.
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4/5. Restaurant Main Entrance, Porch Pendant.
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5/5. Restaurant, Patio Chandelier.

Also Courtyard Porch Chandelier.

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6 Picton St; Prince of Wales Hotel, 1864.
Interior Lanterns, May 2008.
1/8. Hotel Main Entrance, Anteroom Pendant.

Also Courtyard Entrance Anteroom.

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2/8. Hallway Chandelier.
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3/8. Lobby Chandelier.
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4/8. Lobby Torchiere.
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5/8. Lobby Chandelier.
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6/8. Tea Room Chandelier.
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7/8. Noble Restaurant, Chandelier.
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8/8. Courtyard Entrance Stairs, Ceiling Light.
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Prince of Wales Hotel Parking Entrance.
Lamp Post, June 2019.
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Picton St Lamp Post, near Prince of Wales Hotel.
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June 2019.


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92 Picton Street; Shaw Club Hotel.
Restaurant Patio Lamp Post, June 2019.
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153 King Street; House built in 1791.
Masonic Lodge since 1792.
Now King St Gallery.
Wall Mount Light above the Entrance.
153 King St.
July 2012


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236 King Street; Meritage House, 1890.
Porch Pendant, June 2019.
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244 King Street; Moore House, 1828.
1/2. Wall Mount Light at the Entrance.
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2/2. Candle Lantern at the Door (Seasonal).
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June 2019.


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Lamp Post near Irish Pub.
245 King Street; June 2019.
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156 Gate Street; Cecile's House, 1890.
1/2. Wall Mount Light at the Entrance.
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2/2. Stairs Pillar Lantern.
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June 2019.