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

William G. Fargo Mansion

1867-1900

 
 
William G. Fargo Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 17, 2015
1. William G. Fargo Mansion Marker
Inscription.  William G. Fargo, co-founder with Henry Wells, of American Express Co. in 1850, Wells Fargo & Co. - Pony Express in 1851 and mayor of Buffalo during the Civil War (1862-1866) built his French Mansard-style mansion on a site bounded by Jersey, West, Pennsylvania, and Fargo. Presidents Grant and Cleveland and Mark Twain were among the many distinguished visitors to the mansion and the 5-½ acres of stately grounds surrounding it.
 
Erected 1993 by Fargo Estate Neighborhood Association, AMICI Lodge 255 I.S.D.A., Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier, Preservation Coalition of Erie County, West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #22 and #24 Grover Cleveland series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 42° 54.056′ N, 78° 53.288′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County
Southward - Fargo Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 17, 2015
2. Southward - Fargo Avenue
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. Marker is at the intersection of Jersey Street and Fargo Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Jersey Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 245 Jersey Street, Buffalo NY 14201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holy Angels Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Job's Last Stand (approx. 0.2 miles away); Job Hoisington, Buffalo's 1812 War Hero (approx. 0.2 miles away); D'Youville College (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Doughboy "Over the Top" to Victory (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Religious Body in Buffalo (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert "Frankie" Franklin (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Mary's-on-the-Hill (approx. 0.4 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 Historical Museum.
 
Also see . . .  William Fargo - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 21, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Northward - Fargo Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 17, 2015
3. Northward - Fargo Avenue
Marker at right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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