- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Officials in western New York say the successful re-location of a 250-year-old chimney that was once part of Colonial American military fortifications will boost the area’s heritage tourism.

The masonry structure known as the Old Stone Chimney was part of a barracks built in the 1750s by the French near the banks of the Niagara River in what is now the city of Niagara Falls. It became part of a British-built fort during the French and Indian War.

The forts are gone but the 30-foot-tall chimney survived. In 1942, it was moved to a spot along what is now the newly renamed Niagara Scenic Parkway, formerly the Robert Moses Parkway. The chimney was dismantled last year and reassembled on New York Power Authority property located closer to the river.

NYPA and Niagara Falls official gathered Friday at the chimney’s new location to mark the successful move.

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