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Site of the First Meeting of the Optimist Club

 
 
Site of the First Meeting of the Optimist Club Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
1. Site of the First Meeting of the Optimist Club Marker
Inscription.  
Site of the first meeting
of the
Optimist Club of Buffalo, New York

The first club of
Optimist International

Held February 16, 1911

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is February 16, 1911.
 
Location. 42° 53.1′ N, 78° 52.403′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Clinton Street, on the right when traveling north on Washington Street. Marker is fixed to the Hotel Lafayette by the main entrance on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 391 Washington Street, Buffalo NY 14203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Site of the First Court Houses of Niagara and Erie County (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers & Sailors Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Site of the St. John House (about 600 feet away); Nikola Tesla (about 700 feet away); Ellicott Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Greek Settlers of Buffalo
Hotel Lafayette & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
2. Hotel Lafayette & Marker
Washington Street at right. Marker is fixed to the building by the Washington Street enterance.
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); General Kazimierz Pulaski (approx. 0.2 miles away); The City of Buffalo Sent 18893 Men to Serve in the Great War (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Also see . . .
1. Optimist International - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 8, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Hotel Lafayette - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 8, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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Oct. 7, 2022