Old Fort Niagara-Colonial Niagara Historic District

Also known as: Colonial Niagara Historic District
N of Youngstown on NY 18, Youngstown, New York

Photos 

Fort Niagara

1. VIEW OF PARADE AND EAST GUN TOWER THROUGH POSTERN GATE

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Street View 

Description 

On Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Niagara River, the site was developed by the French (1726), captured by the British (1759), surrendered to the Americans after the Revolutionary War, and recaptured by the British (1813). Its strategic location made control of the fort important to France, Great Britain, and the Iroquois Confederation, as well as, later, to the United States. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 9, 1960

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000556
NR name
Old Fort Niagara--Colonial Niagara Historic District
Areas of significance
Archeology - Non-Aboriginal; Military; Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; D - Information Potential
Property type
District
Historic function
Fortification
Current functions
Museum; Park
Periods of significance
1650-1699; 1700-1749; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1679; 1687; 1726
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 6
Contributing sites: 2

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2018: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • April 6, 2015: New photos from John Reidy
  • June 22, 2012: Updated by wdzinc: Changed Status to 'Open to the public'

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