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Cheektowaga in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Earliest Church

 
 
Earliest Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
1. Earliest Church Marker
Inscription. Our Lady of Christians started as a shrine in 1851. Fulfilling a vow he made during an Atlantic storm in November 1836.
German immigrant Joseph Batt gave land and built the shrine. In October 1890, this church became the first parish in Cheektowaga.
 
Erected 1964 by Town Board - Town of Cheektowaga.
 
Location. 42° 55.573′ N, 78° 45.235′ W. Marker is in Cheektowaga, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Union Road (New York State Route 277) south of Genesee Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is fixed to the north side of the chapel. Street address is for the church at the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4125 Union Road, Buffalo NY 14225, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Original Site of Forks Hose Company #2 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Toll Gate (approx. 1.6 miles away); War of 1812 Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bennet Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); George Urban, Jr. Residence (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bellevue (approx.
Earliest Church Marker and North Side of Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
2. Earliest Church Marker and North Side of Chapel
2.5 miles away); Site of Underground Railway Station (approx. 2.5 miles away); SS. Peter & Paul Church (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cheektowaga.
 
Also see . . .  Our Lady Help of Christians - Cheektowaga Historical Association & Museum. (Submitted on March 14, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
South Side image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
3. South Side
Front Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
4. Front Plaque
Front image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
5. Front
Earliest Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
6. Earliest Church Sign
At back of chapel, north side.
Towards back of Site image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
7. Towards back of Site
Mound with stations of the cross behind left arch.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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