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

Porter Square

1830

 
 
Porter Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 17, 2015
1. Porter Square Marker
Inscription. Built on land donated by General Peter B. Porter to the people of Black Rock, Porter Square was the village's public gathering place. An early schoolhouse once flanked the square. Later the Black Rock Railroad Station stood here.
 
Erected 2011 by Black Rock Heritage Trail.
 
Location. 42° 55.897′ N, 78° 54′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Niagara Street (New York State Route 266) and Wayne Street, on the right when traveling north on Niagara Street. Touch for map. Marker is midway between Wayne Street and the railroad overpass. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1729 Niagara Street, Buffalo NY 14207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. International Railroad Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Market Square (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Market Square (approx. mile away); Jacob Smith House and Tavern (approx. mile away); Black Rock Harbor (approx. mile away); Black Rock (approx. mile away); Burning of Blackrock and Buffalo (approx. mile away); St. John's Church (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
More about this marker.
Northward - Niagara Street image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 17, 2015
2. Northward - Niagara Street
Marker is by the wood utility pole. The swing bridge at left is over I-190 and the Black Rock Canal to Squaw Island (Divided Island). It is part of the International Railway Bridge over the Niagara River to Canada. Squaw Island has been officially renamed Unity Island.
The figure at the top of the marker is the Buffalo History Museum.
 
Also see . . .
1. Peter Buell Porter - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 23, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Black Rock Historical Society. Black Rock was a village that became part of Buffalo. (Submitted on January 23, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 23, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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