Revere the Old Stone Chimney in Niagara Falls, NY!
Several people have begun to rally to save and restore a Chimney found right off the Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara Falls, NY. The Chimney is the second oldest structure in our region and has been the topic of preservation conversation for over 150 years. It was saved and restored in the late 1800s by the Porter family, moved twice and today, sits quietly in a parking lot surrounded by pot holes and abandoned buildings just steps from the Casino and parkways that millions of tourists visit each year.
This chimney is magnificent. It’s so very neat and a lot larger than you would imagine. You can read all about its incredible history written up on Niagara Hub here. From the article – In 1942, Edward T. Williamss, Niagara historian said, “the Old Stone Chimney is absolutely the most unique and magnificent historic relic possible on the American continent, probably in the United States, and certainly in the state of New York. It is highly probably that no structure anywhere in America has a status such as that.”
If you are interested in joining the efforts to save this handsome guy, check out the facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Revere-The-Old-Stone-Chimney/243212295759995
As a native of Niagara Falls, I am excited about this initiative. I took some time to go over there and take a few photos. WOW! What an incredible relic. Restoring this handsome fellow can be a great way to add value to our parkways. I hope the money, time and effort that is being pumped into planning/upgrading our Olmstead parkways of Niagara Falls can consider restoring and moving this structure to a better location that can serve the public and give our past the honor it deserves!