The Queenston Baptist Church

The Queenston Baptist Church (HMYU7)

Location: Thorold, ON L0S 1L0 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 43° 9.882', W 79° 3.272'

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By 1808 the Rev. Elkanah Holmes, a missionary from the United States, had organized the first Baptist congregation in Queenston. Following the war of 1812 the congregation declined, was reorganized in 1831 and between 1842 and 1845 erected the rough-cut limestone structure as its church. It is an early and interesting example of the Gothic Revival style in this province. The church had closed by 1918 and in 1928 was sold to the Women's Institute, which occupied the building until 1954. In 1970 it was aquired by Dr. Djamal Afrukhteh who donated it to the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. After a fund-raising campaign by the Queenston Community Association, the building was renovated and in December, 1972, was officailly opened as the Queenston Library and Community Center.
HM NumberHMYU7
Placed ByThe Archaeological and Historic Sites Board, Ministry of Colleges and Universities
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 12:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 658149 N 4780941
Decimal Degrees43.16470000, -79.05453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 9.882', W 79° 3.272'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 9' 52.92" N, 79° 3' 16.32" W
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Area Code(s)732, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 38 Queenston St, Thorold ON L0S 1L0, CA
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