Saturday, October 7th, 2017 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Where We Will Meet
McKee Park, on Chewitt St. Plenty of parking.
Where The Walk Will End
The Dominion House Restaurant
About This Walk
The walk will begin with a magnificent view of the West side of the Ambassador Bridge. This historical walk will follow the route of Russell St. past the Sandwich Windmill. We will visit the Duff Baby House site, considered the oldest standing building in Ontario. We will continue along Russell to Brock and head to Sandwich St. At Bedford Square, you will have many options. Continue photographing heritage architecture, browse through the quiet cemetery at St. John’s Anglican Church, explore the grounds of MacKenzie Hall. This neighbourhood was the site of the Battle of Windsor in 1837. This neighbourhood is also very proud of its rich and diverse history, having murals on many buildings’ sides that show people, events, and buildings of the past, such as Ms. B. McKewan Arnold, the great-niece of the famous Benedict Arnold, founding a hospital/nursing station in Sandwich, and of how slaves fled from the southern United States and the Confederate States to freedom in Sandwich through the Underground Railroad before slavery was abolished. The walk will wind up at the historic Dominion House restaurant, located not far from where this walk began.
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