Wilson in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lake Street and Young Street
Location. 43° 18.593′ N, 78° 49.563′ W. Marker is in Wilson, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is at the intersection of 300 Lake Street (New York State Route 425) and Young Street, on the right when traveling north on 300 Lake Street. Touch for map. Both markers for this site are just before the traffic light. The other marker is First School House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Lake Street, Wilson NY 14172, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First School House (here, next to this marker); Pettit Street and Chestnut Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilson Collegiate Institute 1845 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tabor Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Log House Built in 1818 by Reuben Wilson (approx. ¼ mile away); Corner of Pettit and Bay Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greenwood (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilson.
Regarding Lake Street and Young Street. Luther Wilson was elected to the State Assembly the same year that this house was built. While residing here, he engaged in many local enterprises. He built the first piers at Wilson Harbor, dredged the harbor for 20 years, and established a shipyard and a warehouse there for for trading in fruit and grain. He was the first President (now Mayor) of the Village of Wilson in 1858 and served as a Captain in the state militia. He donated land for several churches and for Greenwood Cemetery where he was interned at age 92.
While the "Wilsonian Club" until 1947, the house featured dances and bowling. It is currently a restaurant and inn.
Reference: Croop, Donald W., Wilson Sketchbook, Wilson Historical Society, 1994
Also see . . .
1. Wilson House Restaurant and Inn. (Submitted on December 2, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Wilson Historical Society. (Submitted on December 2, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Cobblestone Society Museum. Has information about cobblestone masonry. (Submitted on December 2, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Additional keywords. cobblestone
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.