Masonic Lodge

This mural, painted by John Hood, depicts life in the early 1900s in Fort Frances, the pre-dam era when the falls was often central to much of what happened in the community. This mural celebrates the late 1890s and early 1900s and the heyday of travel by steamboats.  Views of early Fort Frances include the large hotels located along Central Avenue, the wharf located below the falls and activities such as the early ferry service and fishing at the falls.  Once called the Alberton, Couchiching, Koochiching, Chaudiere Falls, the vision of the entrepreneur Edmund W. Backus in 1899 led to the damming of the falls in the pursuit of power and industry.

Artist: John Hood

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 300 Scott St, Fort Frances, ON P9A 2A3, Canada Get Directions