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W.H. Upson Coal Company Building

 
 
W.H. Upson Coal Company Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2014
1. W.H. Upson Coal Company Building Marker
Inscription. The W.H. Upson Coal Company was founded in 1877. In 1902 Charles A. Upson built this stone building for his father, William Henry Upson, as the company’s offices. In 1910 the building weighing 440 tons, was moved westward 32 feet to make room for the expanded new Big Bridge. This building also served for a period as passenger and freight office for the Erie Railroad. The W.H. Upson Coal Company sold the building in 1952. In 1985 W.H. Upson’s great grandson Henry W. Schmidt purchased the building and renovated it for his law practice.
 
Erected 1988 by Historic Lockport, Inc.
 
Location. 43° 10.138′ N, 78° 41.75′ W. Marker is in Lockport, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 West Main Stret, Lockport NY 14094, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lockport Municipal Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The “Big Bridge” (about 400 feet away); Canal Comparisons (about 500 feet away); Lockport YWCA Building (about 500 feet away); Dole House
W.H. Upson Coal Company Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2014
2. W.H. Upson Coal Company Building Marker
(about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Big Bridge (about 600 feet away); Welcome to Ida Fritz Park (about 600 feet away); “Lockport Flight of Five” (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lockport.
 
More about this marker. The W.H. Upson Coal Company Building is at he northwest corner of the Big Bridge.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
W.H. Upson Coal Company Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2014
3. W.H. Upson Coal Company Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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