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

Historic Lake Avenue

 
 
Historic Lake Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
1. Historic Lake Avenue Marker
Inscription.
Historic Lake Avenue
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In 1884 a North Collins man, Heman Blasdell, came to this new developing Lake Avenue community and constructed a four story hotel at a site on the north side of what was at that time a crude dirt road near the Erie RR tracks. Building the "Blasdell Hotel" would then set in motion a chain of events that would lead to the emergence of the Village's first commercial district. By 1890 the Lake Avenue strip, bounded by LaBelle Avenue on the east and the Erie RR tracks on the west, was complete, and by the time the village was incorporated in 1898 the main commercial buildings included, on the south side of the street, the "Stambach Block" housing a grocery and several apartments, the Stutts hardware store and a separate stove shop, the W.F. Salisbury building housing a real estate office and the village post office and the Grange hall containing a grocery and an undertaking business. The hotel, a barber shop, two private residences and a house that later would be the site of the village post office were located on the north side.
 
Erected 2004 by The People of the Village of Blasdell.
 
Location. 42° 47.837′ N, 78° 49.794′ W. Marker is in
Westward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
2. Westward
Towards Lake Erie.
Blasdell, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Avenue and LaBelle Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Lake Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blasdell High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our Lady of Victory Basilica (approx. 2 miles away); Father Baker's Gas Well (approx. 2 miles away); The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ship Canal Commons (approx. 2.8 miles away); Industrial Icons (approx. 2.8 miles away); Wind Power on the Waterfront (approx. 2.8 miles away); Railroads and the Steel Industry (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Eastward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
3. Eastward
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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