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

Kronenberg Alley

 
 
Kronenberg Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 31, 2015
1. Kronenberg Alley Marker
Inscription. "Kronenberg Alley" honors the business begun by Joseph Kronenberg as a tim shop in 1848 at White's Corners (now Hamburg village). In 1848, Joseph's son William built the Fish and Kronenberg Store on Main Street with partner Newton Fish. By the 1930s the business had evolved onto a local shopping center selling hardware, household goods, appliances, furniture, and plumbing and heating services, occupying the entire southwest corner of Main and Buffalo Streets. Kronenburg's operated until 1961, and the corner portion of the complex was destroyed by fire in 1972. A large section of the former store building survives today as 12 Main Street. Kronenberg's, a much-loved Hamburg institution and precursor to the modern department store, represented 113 years of commerce in the village.
 
Erected 2004 by Hamburg Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 42° 42.952′ N, 78° 49.869′ W. Marker is in Hamburg, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 62) 0.1 miles west of South Buffalo Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is fixed to the west side of 40 Main Street in the alley. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Main Street, Hamburg NY 14075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Kronenberg Alley and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 31, 2015
2. Kronenberg Alley and Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Isaac Long Alley (a few steps from this marker); Smith Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street Village of Hamburg (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Village of Hamburg (about 500 feet away); Village of Hamburg Historic Walking Tour (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Village of Hamburg (about 500 feet away); Anna Mae Bacon Bird Sanctuary (about 700 feet away); Donald "Duke" Spittler (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamburg.
 
Regarding Kronenberg Alley. 12 Main Street, as mentioned on the marker, is next to the "Main Street Village of Hamburg" marker.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Marker & 40 Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 31, 2015
3. Marker & 40 Main Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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