Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Buffalo - A Network of Canals
Sail Lofts, Stables, Grain Elevators, Brothels, Saloons
Buffalo developed around this busy network of canals and slips. Three- and four-story wood and brick buildings crowded the area, serving the needs of commerce and workers. These housed sail lofts, ship chandler's shops, stables, warehouses, grocers, wholesale merchants, hotels, brothels, saloons and tenements. The canal district had much of the character of a frontier boomtown - pervasive lawlessness, quickly-made (and quickly lost) fortunes, and poor living conditions.
Buffalo Harbor ca. 1855. Intense traffic on the Erie Canal between Erie and Genessee Streets, ca. 1880.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels Erie Canal series list.
Location. 42° 52.646′ N, 78° 52.716′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Lloyd Street and Marine Drive, on the right when traveling south on Lloyd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buffalo - An Industrial Powerhouse (here, next to this marker); The Big Picture (a few steps from this marker); The Ruins at Canalside (within shouting distance of this marker); Buffalo Riverfront Historical Eras to 1930 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Grand Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Buffalo - Queen City of the Lakes (within shouting distance of this marker); Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor (within shouting distance of this marker); Harboring Hopes (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 2, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.