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

The Cobblestone Historic District

 
 
The Cobblestone Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, December 30, 2014
1. The Cobblestone Historic District Marker
Inscription. Cobble Stone District, Buffalo, New York

The Cobblestone Historic District survives as evidence of Buffalo's industrial history and the city's position as the grain handling hub of the Great Lakes.

The district is bounded by Illinois, Perry and Columbia Streets and South Park Avenue and also includes the berth of the world's oldest working fireboat, the Edward M. Cotter, adjacent to the Michigan Avenue Lift Bridge.

Some of the buildings in the district are directly tied to Buffalo's importance as an industrial and product manufacturing center before, during and after the American Civil War. The proximity of the Cobblestone District to the Erie and Hamburg Canals, the Buffalo River and the Buffalo Harbor allowed manufacturers to grow and prosper in the district into the late twentieth century. The successors to some of these businesses exist in the Cobblestone District to this day.

In 2014, the National Parks Service placed the Cobblestone District on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2014.
 
Location. 42° 52.522′ N, 78° 52.429′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Perry Street and Mississippi Street, on the left when
Perry & Mississippi Streets image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, December 30, 2014
2. Perry & Mississippi Streets
Marker is fixed to the corner of the building, facing Perry Street.
traveling west on Perry Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 95 Perry Street, Buffalo NY 14203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The French Connection (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Miles Gilbert "Tim" Horton (approx. mile away); The Connecting Terminal and General Mills Elevators (approx. mile away); Buffalo - An Industrial Powerhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Buffalo - A Network of Canals (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Big Picture (approx. 0.3 miles away); Buffalo Riverfront Historical Eras to 1930 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harboring Hopes (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Westward on Perry Street image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, December 30, 2014
3. Westward on Perry Street
The structure over the street in the distance is part of the First Niagara Center complex, home of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 2, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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