Lower Landing Archeological District

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Lower Landing Archeological District
Lower Landing Archeological District Jun 09.JPG
Lower Landing Archeological District, June 2009
Nearest city Lewiston, New York
Built 1759
Architect Chabert de Joncaire et al.; Delmer, Lt. John
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Added to NRHP July 18, 1974

Lower Landing Archeological District is a historic archeological site located at Lewiston in Niagara County, New York. The district comprises the area that served as the western end of the portage for goods around Niagara Falls. It is located on east bank of the Niagara River.


Frechman Louis-Thomas Chabert de Joncaire's trading post which was constructed in 1719, was the first permanent structure built by a white man in Lewiston.[2] Joncaire had received permission from the Seneca Indians and the trading post was located on the site of today's Artpark parking lot (which is located immediately east of the main theater). While the post is no longer standing the ruins were studied in the 1950s and it indicated that the structure had been destroyed by fire in 1741. The exact location of the trading Post is where Artpark's "painted parking lot" is today.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "History of Lewiston, New York". historiclewiston.org. Archived from the original on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015.