Sir Casimir S. Gzowski 1813-1898

Sir Casimir S. Gzowski 1813-1898 (HMOT6)

Location: Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N4 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 43° 5.202', W 79° 4.52'

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First chairman of the Niagara Parks Commission (1885-93) Gzowski was born in Russia of Polish parents. Forced to emigrate, following participation in the Polish Rising of 1830, he came to Canada in 1841. An exceptionally able engineer, he first served as a government construction superintendent. He later organized a company which built the Grand Trunk Railway from Toronto to Sarnia, 1853-7, and the International Bridge across the Niagara River at Fort Erie in 1873. He was a founder of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers in 1887. A colonel in the Canadian militia, he was appointed Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the Queen in 1879 and knighted in 1890. Gzowski served as Administrator of Ontario 1896-97.

Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
HM NumberHMOT6
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 8:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 656657 N 4772240
Decimal Degrees43.08670000, -79.07533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 5.202', W 79° 4.52'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 5' 12.12" N, 79° 4' 31.20" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6075 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls ON L2G 3N4, CA
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