Niagara Falls Historical Architecture, Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Historical Architecture (Self Guided), Niagara Falls

Take this tour to find out more about Niagara Falls' historic treasure. There are various architectural styles to be found, from Gothic Revival to Classical. The old banks of the town, Railway Station, Bampfield Hall, Park Place, Ellis-Taylor House and others, are eye-catching attractions for tourists coming to Niagara Falls, especially for those who want to learn about the town's background.
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Niagara Falls Historical Architecture Map

Guide Name: Niagara Falls Historical Architecture
Guide Location: Canada » Niagara Falls (See other walking tours in Niagara Falls)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: Stella
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Old Zimmerman Bank
  • Old Imperial Bank
  • Niagara Falls Railway Station
  • Niagara Falls Post Office
  • Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
  • Niagara Falls Armoury
Old Zimmerman Bank

1) Old Zimmerman Bank

Opened in 1855, The Old Zimmerman Bank was the first bank of the region and the property of Samuel Zimmerman, a wealthy provincial business man.

Until 1976 it served as a post office, customs house and finally, as a police station. The limestone bank building presents Romanesque Revival Style architecture. At present the old bank looks empty.
Old Imperial Bank

2) Old Imperial Bank

The Old Imperial Bank is located on Bridge Street. A limestone historic treasure of Niagara Falls, the bank dates back to the year 1906. It served as an affiliate of the Imperial Bank until the 1960s, when it suffered the consequences of a serious robbery in 1964. Old Imperial Bank was initiated by the widely-known Darling and Pearson Company of Toronto. The construction outlines a mix of Romanesque Revival and French Renaissance elements.
Niagara Falls Railway Station

3) Niagara Falls Railway Station

A red brick construction dating back to 1879, Niagara Falls Railway Station is located on Bridge Street. Supporting local tourist business, the station also served as a social gathering point because of its restaurant. The Railway Station underwent several renovations. The building features elements of Gothic Revival style and is one of the oldest rail stations in the Province of Ontario.
Niagara Falls Post Office

4) Niagara Falls Post Office

Built in 1931 by Piggott Construction Company on Queen Street, Niagara Falls Post Office is the property of Canada Post Corporation. The architectural cut limestone structure was projected by Findlay and Foulis in Art Deco manner. It is located in the place where the first manse of Saint Andrew United Church stood. The post office provides mailing service. You may find collectible stamps and postcards here.
Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church

5) Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church

Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church is a historic landmark, located at the junction of Queen Street and Victoria Avenue. Built in 1895, the red sandstone church was erected by Newman Brothers Company, and features Neo-Gothic style with gabled, octagonal spire and a rose window decorating the facade. The original roof underwent renovations, being replaced in 1995.
Niagara Falls Armoury

6) Niagara Falls Armoury

Niagara Falls Armoury houses Lundy's Historical Museum, the original building of which is currently undergoing renovations. The construction was initiated by T. W. Fuller, a military architect of the Canadian Government. It was finished in 1911 and served as an enrolment and instruction centre during World War I. The building is designed as a Medieval fortress, marked by a defense tower at each corner. Its facade also exhibits elements of Tudor Gothic.

Walking Tours in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Create Your Own Walk in Niagara Falls

Create Your Own Walk in Niagara Falls

Creating your own self-guided walk in Niagara Falls is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Niagara Falls Introduction Walking Tour

Niagara Falls Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles