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Robert “Frankie” Franklin

 
 
Robert "Frankie" Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 7, 2014
1. Robert "Frankie" Franklin Marker
The figure at he top of the marker is the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society building.
Inscription. Near this location stood a log cabin, home of Robert Franklin, an African American who helped successfully repel a British invasion during the War of 1812 at the First Battle of Black Rock, July 11, 1813. Franklin was killed five months later when Buffalo was burned, December 30, 1813.

City of Buffalo livable communities beautification grant. Afro American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier. Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. 2010.
 
Erected 2010 by Afro American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier and Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 54.183′ N, 78° 53.62′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Niagara Street (New York State Route 266) and Connecticut Street, on the left when traveling south on Niagara Street. Click for map. Marker is aside the Connecticut Street Armory. Marker is at or near this postal address: 184 Connecticut Street, Buffalo NY 14213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Doughboy "Over the Top" to Victory (a few steps from this marker); St. Mary's-on-the-Hill (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); D'Youville College

Southward View Robert "Frankie" Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 7, 2014
2. Southward View Robert "Frankie" Franklin Marker
Marker is above the windshield of the white car.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Holy Angels Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of 100th New York Volunteer Infantry (approx. mile away); Oliver Hazard Perry Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); William G. Fargo Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); 28th U. S. Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Also see . . .  Robert Franklin - Uncrowned Community Builders. (Submitted on June 24, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. African AmericansPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
Northward View Robert "Frankie" Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 7, 2014
3. Northward View Robert "Frankie" Franklin Marker
Southward View from Sidewalk Robert "Frankie" Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 7, 2014
4. Southward View from Sidewalk Robert "Frankie" Franklin Marker
Behind and partially obscured by the first tree.
Robert "Frankie" Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 7, 2014
5. Robert "Frankie" Franklin Marker
Showing the height of the adjacent corner of the Connecticut Street Armory
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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