Bampfield Hall, Niagara Falls

Bampfield Hall, Niagara Falls

Bampfield Hall is a stunning two-story home located on Zimmerman Avenue in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The house is an excellent example of the Gothic Revival Style and the Second Empire Style, featuring pointed windows, a jerkinhead roof, and decorative bargeboards. The house is adorned with a bright blue exterior accented with white and yellow trim, creating a unique and recognizable appearance that sets it apart from the other buildings in the area.

The house was built in 1875 for James Bampfield's wife Margaret. James Bampfield was a prominent figure in Niagara Falls and was involved in various commercial developments in the area. His son, James Bampfield Jr., is remembered for bringing electricity to Niagara Falls and lived in the cottage next door to Bampfield Hall with his family. The Bampfield family owned the house for generations until it was sold in 1969.

Bampfield Hall's location along historic Zimmerman Avenue and its orientation towards the Niagara River make it an essential part of the area's heritage setting. The house is situated across from a beautiful church and near several buildings with unique historical character, contributing to the neighborhood's overall charm. The commercial area along Queen and Victoria Street is a short distance away, which was advantageous to the Bampfield family as they rose to prominence in commercial dealings in Niagara Falls.

Today, Bampfield Hall operates as a bed and breakfast, providing visitors with a chance to experience the unique beauty and history of the house firsthand. The house's recognition for its heritage value by the City of Niagara Falls highlights its importance in the area's history and encourages tourism to the neighborhood. The combination of its distinctive style, rich history, and current use as a bed and breakfast make Bampfield Hall a must-see attraction for visitors to Niagara Falls.

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Sight Name: Bampfield Hall
Sight Location: Niagara Falls, Canada (See walking tours in Niagara Falls)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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