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

Market Square

1830

 
 
Market Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
1. Market Square Marker
Inscription.
Market Square
1830
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Built on land donated by General Peter B. Porter to the people of Black Rock, Market Square is the oldest extant public market site in Buffalo. The narrow medians flanking both sides of Amherst Street were designed to accommodate venders' stalls.
 
Erected 2011 by Black Rock Heritage Trail.
 
Location. 42° 56.068′ N, 78° 54.12′ 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 right 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. Burning of Blackrock and Buffalo (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Rock Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Smith House and Tavern (about 500 feet away, measured in a
Westward Towards Niagara Street image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
2. Westward Towards Niagara Street
direct line); International Railroad Bridge (about 600 feet away); Buffalo and Niagara Falls Railroad (about 600 feet away); St. John's Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
More about this marker. The figure at the top of the marker is the Buffalo History Museum
 
Also see . . .  Peter Buell Porter - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 11, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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