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Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: Daniel Servos Waters
Exploring photos with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum.

Daniel Servos Waters was one of the first successful Black businessmen in Niagara during the mid- to late-1800s. He first ran his carriage service out of his home at 243 Gate St. but after 1875 ran it from 55 Prideaux, the Promenade House, pictured here, where he had more room to expand. It was a prime location with its proximity to the Queen’s Royal Hotel, the wharf and the railway. On the off-season, he focused on local trade and had a contract with the town to transport poor people in the community on a one-way ride to Toronto. When the business got too much, Daniel leased it to Michael Greene, who later opened a livery on King Street. Daniel died in 1899 and several community members attended his funeral. He is buried in St. Mark’s Cemetery.