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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.
Photographed 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.
 
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Westward image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
2. Westward
Towards Lake Erie.
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2004 by The People of the Village of Blasdell.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
 
Location. 42° 47.837′ N, 78° 49.794′ W. Marker is in 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Aaron Salisbury (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Alhambra (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lighthouse LV82 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Ship Canal Commons (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Eastward image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
3. Eastward
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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Sep. 27, 2022