BERTIE HALL

BERTIE-HALL

LOCATION: UPPER NIAGARA PARKWAY
QUICK FACTS: HISTORICAL BUILDING, B&B TO HISTORICAL FIGURES, FORMER
DOLL HOUSE MUSEUM, UNOCCUPIED CURRENTLY
The Mildred Mahoney Doll House Museum is located on the upper Niagara Parkway in Fort Erie. It is a one heck of a historical landmark. The museum is better known as Bertie Hall which was built in 1835. The hall was created as a tribute to Pergine Bertie the third, who was the 19th Baron of Willoughby and Duke of Ancaster. The building was
owned by the Forsyth family from 1832-1872 before it was sold a couple of times and eventually served as a hotel. Interestingly, King Edward VII stayed in the building in 1866, at which time he was Prince of Wales!
Captain Forsyth son is said to have drowned in tunnel leading to the Niagara River and some believe it is his ghost which haunted the building. Others believe there is the ghost of a little girl as well who used to move the doll houses when the building was locked at night as caretakers would constantly find things moved around.

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