- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A stone chimney in western New York that survived the French and Indian War and the War of 1812 is being relocated to make it more accessible to tourists.

Right now, the “Old Stone Chimney” is nearly hidden on property belonging to the New York Power Authority in Niagara Falls. NYPA says the 30-foot, 60-ton structure will be relocated sometime this year to a spot closer to the Niagara River, where it can be featured as a heritage tourism attraction.

The chimney originally was part of the French barracks just outside the Fort du Portage, also known as Fort Little Niagara, in the 1700s. After the British invaded, it became part of the British-built Fort Schlosser.

The chimney has been moved twice before, in 1902 and 1942.

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