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Heritage Designations

The properties listed below are designated (legally protected) by The Town of Amherstburg under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act. The Town’s Designated Properties can also be seen using the Mapping Tool

The designation bylaw, and additional information for each of these Designated Properties, can be found on the Ontario Heritage Trust website using the property’s address.

Alterations to Designated Properties:

As per section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, consent to alterations of the property by the Town of Amherstburg Council is required if the property’s designation bylaw contains a list of heritage attributes, and if the alterations would affect these attributes. Please contact the Town’s Heritage Planner to apply for consent for such alterations or with any questions about alterations requirements. 

Note: Some sites are public (fees may apply) while others are privately owned and not accessible.

275-277 Bathurst Street - Captain Robert Hackett Residence
Built prior to 1861.
225 Brock Street - St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church*

The grand Neo-Gothic tower was completed in 1869 as an addition to the original 1844 church structure.

247 Brock Street - St. Anthony School

Built in 1910-1911 with an addition in 1929-1930. St. Anthony's was closed in 1972. The House of Shalom opened in 1974 and served the community from this location until 2020. 

4441 Concession 4 South - Honor House

Built in 1920.

7860 County Road 20 - Methodist Church*

Built in 1892 it was also known as the Little White Church and the Malden Cultural and Community Centre.

6790 County Road 50 - Lewis Arner Homestead*

Built in 1888.

7143 County Road 50 - John Bratt House

Built in 1877.

214 Dalhousie Street - Park House*

The Park House was built in 1796 at the mouth of the Rouge River in Detroit. It was dismantled and floated downriver to Amherstburg, where it now resides. 

Today, the Park House is a museum that depicts the social history of Amherstburg and surrounding area.

Public - fee may apply.

The Park House Museum Facebook Page

214 Dalhousie Street - Pensioners Cottage*

By mid 1840's, the importance of Fort Malden had dwindled and the British Government no longer wanted the expense of maintaining a regular garrison there. Earl Gray, the Colonial Secretary enrolled pensioners in the British army. These pensioners would not only serve as a military presence to maintain the posts and provide security where needed, but they and their families would also contribute to the settlement of the colony and the local economy.

On July 4, 1851, eighty two Pensioners with their wives and children arrived at Fort Malden aboard the steamer Hope! They took up temporary quarters in the barracks until their single-story, wood frame cottage of approximately 18 x 22 feet. The cottage consisted of a combined living room/kitchen with a stove for heating and cooking, and one or two small bedrooms.

The Pensioners Cottage is part of the Park House Museum.

Public - fee may apply

224 Dalhousie Street - Commissariat (Walter Callam Residence)*


This building originally functioned as an office for Fort Malden. The structure serves as an example of the standardized bungalow, a construction style implemented by the British military during the 1830s.

Today, the Provincial Marine Re-Enactment Unit opens up the Commissariat's doors to the public frequently.


242 Dalhousie Street - King's Navy Yard Park*

Designated as a Bi-Centennial International Peace Garden, the King's Navy Yard Park was once a shipyard for the Provincial Marine. Today you can take a stroll along the water, watch freighters pass by or snap a photo of the colourful Rhododendron's and lovely gardens. Be sure to check out the International Peace Sculpture and the Provincial Marine Monument.


252 Dalhousie Street - Salmoni Building*

The site of the original Salmoni Building remains a heritage property although the building is a modern condo with a faux heritage facade.

266 Dalhousie Street - Gordon House*

This Georgian style home from the early military period is one of the last remaining merchant houses along the river in Amherstburg.

It was home of the Project H.M.S. Detroit and carried out the activities of promoting and preserving the Town's legacy as a shipbuilding and military community.

Today, it houses the Amherstburg Tourism Department, the Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce, and River Lights.


267 Dalhousie Street - Bullock's Tavern*

Today this building is home to the Artisan Grill.


273 Dalhousie Street - Jones China Shop*

This two-storey brick building was likely built by Peter Taylor in 1849. By 1855, Peter's brother-in-law, Alexander Menzies, was selling dry goods, groceries, and fancy goods here. This building has always enjoyed commercial use.

Today this building is home to the cozy English Style pub Lord Amherst where you can enjoy traditional pub-style food.


 443 Dalhousie Street - John G. Kolfage Homestead

449 Dalhousie Street - Murray Smith Residence


455 Dalhousie Street - R. Robertson Residence*

This residence exhibits the vernacular style in Southern Ontario in the 19th century. Notable attributes include the Tuscan column front façade with overall Georgian symmetry.

459 Dalhousie Street - Garnet Fox Residence*

Home of the former Mayor, Garnet Fox whose vision of a heritage community has led to the protection, preservation and conservation of the Town of Amherstburg's cultural heritage property.

483 Dalhousie Street - Jarmin McQueen House*

This residence, constructed in 1912, exhibits Spanish architectural influences. Historically, the home has strong ties with the maritime culture of the town.

525 Dalhousie Street - Bellevue House*

As the home of Robert Reynolds, commissary to the British Garrison at Fort Malden, this property possesses historic and contextual value in its relationship with the War of 1812. This large brick structure is also one of few remaining examples of Georgian Architecture in Ontario.

563 Dalhousie Street - Thomas Boyle House*

This house, designated by renowned architect John A. Maycock, is a classic example of late 19th century Victorian architecture. Key exterior attributes include stretcher bond brickwork, gingerbread mouldings on the gable, and a stained glass transom.

669 Front Road North - Thomas Ouellette Carriage House


671 Front Road North - Thomas Ouellette Manor


232 George Street - First Baptist Church


109 Gore Street - Lloyd Brown Residence


193 Gore Street - Gibb House


197 Gore Street - Blacksmith Shop


207 Gore Street - Bondy Residence


217 Gore Street - Ralph Jimmerfield Residence*

This home, an example of the 'salt box' design, was designated in the 1970s as the 'Ralph Jimmerfield Residence' after former owners. George Crawford a Kentuckian of Cherokee and African descent and a carpenter by trade, came to Amherstburg in the early 1840s. He bought this property in 1851 and his descendants remained here for over 90 years. Crawford was instrumental in building other homes in the area for fugitive slaves and assisted in the building of the First Baptist Church circa 1845.

246 King Street - Church of God in Christ


266 King Street - Lighthouse Chapel*

The original purpose of this limestone building, which now functions as a church, was to serve both as a schoolhouse for the Senior Catholic Boys of St. John the Baptist Parish and an activities hall.

273 King Street - Nazrey A.M.E. Church*

This vernacular fieldstone church was built in 1848 by refugee slaves settling in Amherstburg. It has been designated as a National Historic Site for its significant heritage value.

This site is part of the Amherstburg Freedom Museum.  

Public - fee may apply

277 King Street - Amherstburg Freedom Museum*

The Museum complex, (consisting of a log cabin, the Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal Church (circa 1848), and exhibited artifacts), preserves our region's Black Heritage from African origins to the present day. There is a focus on the Underground Railroad, There is a focus on the Underground Railroad movement, Canadian Black settlement and the accomplishments and constitutions of the people of African origins who helped shape this great nation.

Public - fee may apply

Amherstburg Freedom Museum Facebook Page

281 King Street - Melvin Simpson Residence


51 North Street - Clement Parlette House*

Constructed by carpenter Clement Parlette, this charming residence is a rare example of the Gothic Revival Cottage Style in Amherstburg.

9399 North Townline Road - St. Joseph Church*

109 Park Street - Gordon (McLeod) Residence
 Built c. 1855, the Gordon (McLeod) Residence is one-and-one-half storey, wood-frame house of vernacular design with Classical Revival-style finishes. The house occupies a residential context in the Town of Amherstburg's historic core. 

273 Ramsay Street - Dunbar Residence*

This home was built in 1861 by Daniel Smith, to function as his residence and bakery.  For a time, the building was owned and operated by the Amherstburg Library Board. Designated as 'Dunbar Residence'.

284 Ramsay Street - Frank Kehl Residence


296 Ramsay Street - Chittenden House (Stone Cottage)*

This structure is the only example of Regency architecture in the area. Key heritage attributes include the encircling arcade with overhanging roof, lack of frontage, and the overall low, street-level nature of the construction. Designated as 'Chittenden House'.

298 Ramsay Street - John Askin Residence


317 Ramsay Street - Christ Anglican Church*

Christ (Anglican) Church is one of the oldest religious buildings in Ontario, the first service being conducted in 1819 by Rev. Richard Pollard, who served as chaplain to the garrison at Fort Malden. Built by the Royal Engineers from Fort Malden in 1819, this church contains one of the oldest brick naves in the province.

61 Rankin Avenue - Jepson Duke House


73 Rankin Avenue - Captain Allen House*

An example of Gothic Revival architecture, built in 1880 by carpenter Peter Henderson. Features a gabled roof, bracketed bay window and a classic verandah. For many years the home of Captain Christopher Allen, a noted Great Lakes Shipmaster.

67 Richmond Street - Thomas Drug Store


140 Richmond Street - Gibson Gallery*

Gibson Gallery was built in 1892 as a Railway Station in the Romanesque style. While the building currently functions as an art gallery, the original function is evident in its structure. The three main divisions of the building: waiting room, ticket office, and baggage room are detectable from the interior.

Public - donations appreciated.

259 Richmond Street - Wallace Smith Residence*

Built circa 1850 for Petronilla Cunningham, designated as the 'Wallace Smith Residence'. This house was rented from 1865 to 1867 as a convent for Sisters of the Holy Names.

232 Sandwich Street South - Amherstburg Public Library

The Public Library, financed by Andrew Carnegie and completed in 1913, was built from limestone extracted from the quarry in Anderdon Township. The elevator on the south side was added in recent years.

Today, still operates as the Essex County Library Amherstburg Branch.


129 Simcoe Street - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church