The Queenston Baptist Church

By 1808 the Reverend Elkanah Holmes a missionary from the United States had oganized the first baptist congregation in Queenston. Following the War of 1812 the congregation declined, was reorganized in 1831 and, between 1842 and 1845, erected this rough cut limestone as it's church. It is an early and interesting example of the Gothic Revival style in this province.The church had closed by 1918 and in 1928 was sold to the Women's Institute, which occupied the building until 1954. In 1970 it was acquired by Dr. Djamal Afrukhteh, who donated it to the town of Niagara - on - the - Lake. After a fund raising campaign by the Queenston Community Association, the building was renovated, and in December 1972, was officially opened as the Queenston Library and Community Centre