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Corner of Pettit and Bay Street

 
 
Corner of Pettit and Bay Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 14, 2014
1. Corner of Pettit and Bay Street Marker
Inscription. Pettit Street runs between Harbor and Lake Streets and was the link between the village merchants on Young Street and Wilson Harbor. After the railroad was established, Pettit Street was the route that visitors from all over Western New York and Rochester took from the Wilson Depot to the harbor. Many of the prominent early businessmen of Wilson built their homes on Pettit Street, only a short walk to the business district. As you walk this street, you will see some fine examples of the Greek Revival and Victorian architectural influences of our past. The old wood frame house immediately in front of you was at one time a parsonage for the Baptist Church down the street. Further on, there are early homes of both brick and frame construction. When you reach the east end of Pettit Street (at the corner of Young and Lake Streets), you will see the large cobblestone restaurant (now the Wilson House) that was once the home of Luther Wilson, son of founder Reuben Wilson and a community leader in his own right.

This house served as a parsonage for the Baptist Church in the 1870's ~ as told by C. F. Horton
 
Location. 43° 18.596′ N, 78° 49.891′ W. Marker is in Wilson, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is at the intersection of Pettit Street and Bay Street

Westward View Corner of Pettit and Bay Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 14, 2014
2. Westward View Corner of Pettit and Bay Street Marker
, on the right when traveling west on Pettit Street. Touch for map. Marker faces the sidewalk, not the street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 185 Pettit Street, Wilson NY 14172, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greenwood Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Log House Built in 1818 by Reuben Wilson (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Park and Harbor Streets (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pettit Street and Chestnut Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenwood Veterans' Memorial Park (approx. mile away); Vietnam Memorial in Memory of 1st Lt. Michael E. Witkop (approx. mile away); A Solemn Tribute to the Men and Women of Wilson who Served (approx. mile away); Lake Street and Young Street (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilson.
 
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Eastward View Corner of Pettit and Bay Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 14, 2014
3. Eastward View Corner of Pettit and Bay Street Marker
Direct View Corner of Pettit and Bay Street Marker and Former Parsonage image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 14, 2014
4. Direct View Corner of Pettit and Bay Street Marker and Former Parsonage
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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