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Exploring photos: William Kirby's House
A painting depicting the Willam Kirby House. (Supplied/Jim Smith)

This painting, done at the corner of Victoria and Front streets, shows the home of historian William Kirby, which was built in 1818. Kirby was a novelist, poet, customs officer and editor of the Niagara Mail. His office was in the building known as the Customs House on Queen Street, next to where Valu-Mart is today. Of the many books Kirby wrote one of particular interest is titled “Annals of Niagara.”