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

Coit House

Built Circa 1815

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 1, 2017
1. Coit House Marker
Inscription. Built shortly after the burning of Buffalo in December 1813, the George Coit House is the oldest extant home in Buffalo. Originally sited downtown at 53 Pearl St. on the southeast corner of Swan Street., the house was enlarged and moved to the more residential Allentown section about 1867. By the late 1960s it fell into disrepair and was slated for demolition. Appleton (Tony) Fryer purchased and saved the house, beginning Buffalo's organized historic preservation movement. The restored house served as a family home for three decades but once again fell into disrepair. The Allentown Association purchased the home in 1999, restored its structural integrity, and then sold it to continue service as a private residence.
 
Erected by The Allentown Association, Inc.
 
Location. 42° 53.813′ N, 78° 52.583′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Street and De Rutte Alley, on the right when traveling west on Virginia Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 Virginia Street, Buffalo NY 14201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Dorsheimer House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Buffalo...To the White House
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 1, 2017
2. Coit House & Marker
(about 400 feet away); The Mansion on Delaware Avenue (about 500 feet away); The Buffalo Club (about 800 feet away); Trinity Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sisters of Charity Hospital (approx. mile away); Second Home of the Medical School (approx. mile away); Wilcox Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Coit House image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 1, 2017
3. Coit House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 126 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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