Brockville Court House 

                                                           The Brockville Court House

 

     Brockville is one of the oldest and historically important communities in Ontario.  It is the eastern gateway to the Thousand Islands area and is most definitely worth a visit.  It boasts not only a large historic mansion museum, Fulford Place, but the impressive Court House Square, centered around the old Brockville Court House (built 1842-44).

 Borckville Railway Tunnel   

                                                             Brockville Railway Tunnel

 

     The Brockville Railway Tunnel, the first railroad tunnel built in Canada, passes directly underneath the downtown area, and can still be visited during the warmer seasons. The downtown Historic Area of Brockville is filled with historic plaques tthat point out many of the heritage sites.

      Brockville was named after Gen. Isaac Brock, the famous British officer who led Upper Canada during the U.S.-British War of 1812-14. General Brock was killed in battle in October 1812.

Bust of Gen Brock 

This bust of Gen. Sir Isaac Brock stands in Court House Square

 

     The downtown streets of Brockville are an "outdoor museum" of beautiful buildings. It is like an living encyclopedia of nineteenth century Canadian architecture.  Late Georgian, Greek Revival, Stone Cottage, Italianate, French Empire, Victorian, Romanesque Revival and Queen Anne style buildings abound.This cultural heritage is something that needs to be discovered on foot.

 

      The Cossitt House on King St. East

 Cossit House on King St. E.