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

President McKinley

 
 
Detail of the President McKinley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 26, 2011
1. Detail of the President McKinley Marker
Inscription.
In the Pan-American
Temple of Music
which covered this spot
President McKinley
was fatally shot Sept. 6, 1901.

 
Erected 1921 by the Buffalo Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 56.321′ N, 78° 52.419′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Fordham Drive ¼ mile east of Elmwood Avenue, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 Fordham Drive, Buffalo NY 14216, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Commemorate the Gallantry of (approx. ¼ mile away); Pan-American Exposition (approx. ¼ mile away); Buffalo's Olmsted Parks (approx. ¼ mile away); Highlights of Buffalo History (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Pan-American Exposition (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Scajaquada Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Albert James Myer, M.D. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ebenezer Walden (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Lights Out in the City of Light"- Anarchy and Assassination at the Pan-American Exposition. Images of President William McKinley
President McKinley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 26, 2011
2. President McKinley Marker
at the Pan-American Exposition
(Submitted on June 28, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. The Assassination of President William McKinley - Wikipedia article. (Submitted on June 28, 2011.)
 
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Wide view of the President McKinley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 26, 2011
3. Wide view of the President McKinley Marker
The well-maintained marker lies in the median of a quiet street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
<i>Temple of Music, Buffalo, N.Y., Where Pres. McKinley Was Shot</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by David Ellis, Publisher, circa 1908
4. Temple of Music, Buffalo, N.Y., Where Pres. McKinley Was Shot
William McKinley image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
5. William McKinley
This 1897 portrait of William McKinley by August Benziger hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“William McKinley's ‘front porch‘ campaign for the White House in 1896 consisted mainly of speeches delivered to well-wishers flocking by train to his Canton, Ohio, home. As president, the main focus of his administration lay in responding to calls for aid in Cuba's struggle against Spanish rule. Although reluctant to meddle, McKinley felt obliged to act when the American battleship Maine blew up in Havana harbor, and interventionists blamed it on the Spanish. The result was the Spanish-American War, which led to Cuba's independence and Spain's surrender of the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam to the United States. Despite his own doubts about this turn of events, McKinley made the traditionally isolationist United States more visible in international politics.

One of several portraits derived from 1897-98 sittings at the White House, August Benziger's likeness testifies to McKinley's blandly funereal appearance. But housed in that uninteresting exterior was an unusual supply of warmth and charm that, as one observer put it, made McKinley ‘a marvelous manager of men.’” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,085 times since then and 63 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week September 6, 2015. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   4. submitted on January 1, 2015.   5. submitted on September 9, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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