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Niagara Falls, ON: Stamford Village




Stamford Village is a neighborhood in Niagara Falls, located about 3 miles/4.5 kilometers north-northwest of the tourist areas of Fallsview and Clifton Hill. The neighborhood is centered around Stamford Green, located between Portage Road and St. Paul Avenue.

Portage Road was, at one time, the most important road in all of Upper Canada (the former name for Ontario). It was originally an old Indian trail between present-day Queenston and Chippawa, bypassing Niagara Falls over land. Stamford Township was established in this area in 1793, after being settled in 1776, and a village took shape along Portage Road. The road remained important for transportation until 1829, when the first Welland Canal opened.

In 1962, the township was amalgamated to Niagara Falls. This opened up suburban development as Niagara Falls grew. Today, much of the neighborhood is postwar suburban housing; however, many of the Niagara Region's and Ontario's oldest buildings are still located along the old township roads.


The Whirlpool House, on Portage Road. The house was built in 1794, and is the oldest structure in Niagara Falls.



The Munson Church House, on Portage Road. The house was built in 1800.



Old St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, on Portage Road. The church was built in 1825, and is one of the oldest churches in Ontario.



A house on Portage Road.



Houses on Portage Road.



The Oswald-Holburn House, on Church's Lane. The house was built in 1835, and the section on the left was originally an office.



Stamford Presbyterian Church, on St. Paul Avenue. The congregation was established in 1784, and the church was built in 1871.



Russell Cottage, on St. Patrick Avenue. The house was built in 1830.



Mitchell Cottage, on St. Patrick Avenue. The house was built in 1805.



A bed & breakfast on St. Paul Avenue. The original section of the inn was built in 1805 as a house.



The Alexander-Robinson House, on St. Paul Avenue. The house was built in 1821.



The Oswald House, on St. Paul Avenue. The house was built in 1835 in the Regency style.



A house on St. Paul Avenue.



Houses on Russell Street.



Houses on Frances Avenue.



Houses on St. George Avenue.



Houses on Portage Road, now used as businesses.



The Stamford Lions Memorial Hall, on Portage Road. The hall was built in 1920.

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Interesting neighborhood!!
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So classically Ontario.
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So classically Ontario.
Definitely!
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The Alexander-Robinson House, on St. Paul Avenue. The house was built in 1821.


This looks nice, is the grassy foreground part of the property?
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This looks nice, is the grassy foreground part of the property?
No, that's a little public area out in front.
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What's with all the siding and brick facades?
Given the date, were these not all stone houses, or are stone structures more of an Eastern Ontario thing? Most home owners don't cover up their stone..At least in these parts.
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What's with all the siding and brick facades?
Given the date, were these not all stone houses, or are stone structures more of an Eastern Ontario thing? Most home owners don't cover up their stone..At least in these parts.
Ignoring the postwar houses, I think most are covered with limestone stucco or something. Limestone and wood were obviously plentiful in a rural, undeveloped area as the 18th century turned into the 19th century.
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