Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Black Rock Historic District
The Market Square Historic District encompasses both sides of Amherst Street from Niagara Street to Tonawanda Street and also portions of East Street and Dearborn Street. The small area adjacent to the Market Square is the oldest section of Black Rock and contains the City of Buffalo's largest concentration of homes constructed prior to 1850. The area is unique in that there are homes dating from the earliest period of settlement tin [sic] Black Rock and the City of Buffalo. The area also retains fine examples of religious, civic, and commercial buildings that continue to be utilized and occupied.
There has been a renewal of pride and investment in this long under-appreciated old neighborhood. Momentum is building as the neighborhood activists and preservation groups rediscover the rich history and architecture of Historic Black Rock.
Black Rock Heritage Trail Sites / Market Square
1. Tour Orientation Sign, Black Rock History at Market Square.
2. Tour Orientation Sign, Market Square Historic District.
3. Market Square, 1830.
Stephen W. Howell House and Store 1830.
5. Jacob Smith House and Tavern, 1830-1835.
6. St. John's Evangelical Church, Founded 1847.
7. St. Francis Xavier Church, Founded 1849.
8. Buffalo and Niagara Falls Railroad, 1836-1869.
9. Jubilee Springs, 1827-1898.
10. Porter Square, 1830.
11. Squaw Island [renamed Unity Island].
Please see the War of 1812 Tour Orientation Sign at Niagara & Tonawanda Streets for the War of 1812 Black Rock Heritage Trail.
Location. 42° 56.084′ N, 78° 54.103′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Amherst Street and Niagara Street (New York State Route 266), on the left when traveling east on Amherst Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14207, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Black Rock Harbor (here, next to this marker); Black Rock (here, next to this marker); Burning of Blackrock and Buffalo (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Smith House and Tavern (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. John's Church (about 600 feet away); Buffalo and Niagara Falls Railroad (about 600 feet away); International Railroad Bridge (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
Also see . . . Robert Creeley - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 11, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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