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Jacob Smith House and Tavern

Ca. 1830-1835

 
 
Jacob Smith House and Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
1. Jacob Smith House and Tavern Marker
Inscription.
Jacob Smith
House and Tavern
Ca. 1830-1835
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This timber-frame Federal syle house was constructed to accommodate prospective settlers in the village of Lower Black Rock. Originally built by Augustus Porter (1769-1849) and other investors, it was sold to Jacob Smith (1818-1871) in the 1840's. Now privately owned, it was restored in 1989.
 
Erected 2011 by Black Rock Heritage Trail.
 
Location. 42° 56.099′ N, 78° 54.014′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Amherst Street and East Street, on the right when traveling east on Amherst Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 71 Amherst Street, Buffalo NY 14207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Market Square (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Black Rock Harbor (about 400 feet away); Black Rock (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Market Square (about 500 feet away); Burning of Blackrock and Buffalo
Jacob Smith House and Tavern & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
2. Jacob Smith House and Tavern & Marker
Marker is seen above the roof of the brown car.
(about 500 feet away); International Railroad Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buffalo and Niagara Falls Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
More about this marker. The figure at the top of the marker is the Buffalo History Museum.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Concerning Judge Augustus Porter, as in the marker text.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Jacob Smith House and Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
3. Jacob Smith House and Tavern
West side, along East Street.
Jacob Smith House and Tavern & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
4. Jacob Smith House and Tavern & Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 10, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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