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

Springville and Sardinia Railroad

 
 
Springville and Sardinia Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
1. Springville and Sardinia Railroad Marker
Inscription. About 250 feet east of here was the eastern terminus of the Springville and Sardinia R. R., a narrow gauge railroad operating in the 1870's - 80's. Largely responsible for the development of Chaffee.
 
Erected 1971 by Erie County Sesquicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 42° 34.074′ N, 78° 28.656′ W. Marker is in Sardinia, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Olean Road (New York State Route 16) and Allen Street, on the left when traveling north on Olean Road. Touch for map. Marker hangs chained from a cross beam between the south side of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows building and Allen Street, completely invisible to southbound traffic on NY 16. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11410 Olean Road, Chaffee NY 14030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Former Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); First Frame House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Upper Cattaraugus Valley (approx. 3.2 miles away); Locomotive #110 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Box Car #411 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Caboose #303
Springville and Sardinia Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
2. Springville and Sardinia Railroad Marker
Eastward view towards NY 16; terminus of railroad would have been accross NY 16.
(approx. 3.6 miles away); 1941 1945 In Honor and Memory (approx. 3.7 miles away); Town of Holland Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Marker at western terminus.
 
Also see . . .  Springville and Sardinia Railroad - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 15, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Springville and Sardinia Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
3. Springville and Sardinia Railroad Marker
Northward on NY 16.
Springville and Sardinia Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
4. Springville and Sardinia Railroad Marker
South side of building.
Springville and Sardinia Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
5. Springville and Sardinia Railroad Marker
From opposite corner of the intersection.
Corner of Odd Fellows Building with marker on Allen Street side image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
6. Corner of Odd Fellows Building with marker on Allen Street side
Springville and Sardinia Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
7. Springville and Sardinia Railroad Marker
Car is southbound on NY 16; cannot see the marker southbound.
Odd Fellows Building image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
8. Odd Fellows Building
Southward on NY 16, the building completely covers the marker.
Odd Fellows Sign image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
9. Odd Fellows Sign
High on corner of building.
Odd Fellows Sign image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
10. Odd Fellows Sign
Northward side
Odd Fellows Building Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
11. Odd Fellows Building Cornerstone
Under the front porch. "Instituted Mar. 1905 29. Chaffee Lodge I.O.O.F. No. 1910 256." Building constructed 1910.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 15, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   11. submitted on August 16, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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