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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 1, 2014
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New York (Erie County), Akron — Grant Club Pole
In the 1800's it was the custom in presidential campaigns to raise a pole to honor the candidate. When President U.S. Grant campaigned for a second term in 1872, the Akron Grant for President Club, raised their first oak pole, which was replaced in . . . — Map (db m75256) HM
New York (Erie County), Akron — In Honor of Those Who Fought
In honor of those who fought and died, of those who fought and lived. This monument erected by J. J. Peck Post No. 398 G.A.R. and the citizens of the Town of Newstead. — Map (db m75078) WM
New York (Erie County), Akron — Russell Park
On September 27, 1852, Jonathon Russell, the first settler in the Village of Akron, deeded this tract to our village with the provision that it be maintained as a public park, or if it not so maintained, it was to revert to his legal heirs. erected . . . — Map (db m75080) HM
New York (Erie County), Alden — Secession & Reunion
It is believed that the residents of Town Line, NY met at the schoolhouse near this marker following the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861 and voted 80-45 to secede from the Union. The story is undocumented and their reasons are unknown. . . . — Map (db m75225) HM
New York (Erie County), Alden — Site of Alden's Black Water Mineral Baths
In 1891, black mineral water was found while drilling for gas. Medicinal value as "nature's remedy for rheumatism", in 1903, became world famous. The "original baths", a frame bath house, opened November 1904. Erected by Erie County . . . — Map (db m75250) HM
New York (Erie County), Alden — Site of Moffat's Tannery
Earliest big industry in Alden from the 1850's to the early 1900's. Local and foreign hides tanned for upper leather. Hemlock bark from nearby forests hauled in by horse and wagon, used in the process. The large building spanned Tannery Creek. — Map (db m75544) HM
New York (Erie County), Amherst — A Dam on Tonawanda Creek — The Canalway Trail: Amherst
A Dam on Tonawanda Creek Tonawanda Creek was the only section of the original Erie Canal that was not man-made. The problem was that the creek level ran 4-½ feet too low. The alleviate this, a wooden dam was constructed in 1823 just west . . . — Map (db m98569) HM
New York (Erie County), Amherst — A Tribute of Love
A tribute of love to the memory of all Amherst men and women who made the supreme sacrifice and of gratitude to those who served our country and returned. — Map (db m81137) WM
New York (Erie County), Amherst — Bigelow House — c. 1860s
[photo] Bigelow House on its original site. The saltbox style of the Bigelow House originated in New England and was not commonly found in this area. Originally located near New and Smith Roads in East Amherst, this house was built by Henry . . . — Map (db m83514) HM
New York (Erie County), Amherst — Former Saint Mary of the Angels — Convent and Motherhouse of the Sisters of Saint Francis - 1928 to 1999
In 1901, John Blocher donated 100 acres to the Sisters of Saint Francis on the condition that they build and operate a home for the aged on the property. The Sisters expanded an existing farm house to open the Holy Family Home in 1902. In 1928 they . . . — Map (db m81521) HM
New York (Erie County), Amherst — Site of Wolf's Mill — 1877
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New York (Erie County), Amherst — Sweet Home Common School No.15 — c.1847
Sweet Home Common School #15 was originally located on the east side of Sweet Home Road, south of Tonawanda Creek Road, 1/4 mile from the Erie Barge Canal. German-speaking families, who had emigrated from the Alsace-Lorraine region on the border of . . . — Map (db m83450) HM
New York (Erie County), Amherst — The Erie Canal at Amherst — Erie Canalway Trail - Amherst
During more than 175 years of existence, the Erie Canal has followed more than one path. In some places, two or three generations of Canal infrastructure still exist side by side. When technology, especially mechanized boats, made it possible for . . . — Map (db m94637) HM
New York (Erie County), Amherst — Transit Road Church — C. 1854
[photo] Church on original site. This church, originally Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, was constructed in approximately 1854, when the first baptism and marriage were recorded. It was located on Transit Road near Muegel Road, north of the . . . — Map (db m83405) HM
New York (Erie County), Amherst — Williamsville School No.9 — c. 1880
Williamsville School #9, originally located at New and Smith Roads, served farm families living in the northeastern part of Amherst. It was used as a school until the early 1950s. As many as 36 students, ranging in age from 4-18, attended it at any . . . — Map (db m83481) HM
New York (Erie County), Angola — "Angola Horror"
One of the worst train disasters occurred 600 ft. upstream on Dec 18, 1867. The last two cars of the Buffalo & Erie RR's 'New York Express' fell from the trestle, burned, and resulted in 50 deaths and over 100 injuries. — Map (db m75450) HM
New York (Erie County), Angola — Birthplace of Willis Haviland Carrier — 1876-1950
Teacher - Engineer Man of Science Inventor of Air-conditioning — Map (db m96248) HM
New York (Erie County), Angola — Site of "Bundy's Mill"
Henry Bundy, Sr. operated grist and saw mills from 1847 until destroyed by fire in 1877. Rebuilt by sons, Henry, Horace, and Milan as a custom grist mill, it remained in use until it was disassembled in the 1940's. The mill dam, itself, was removed . . . — Map (db m75204) HM
New York (Erie County), Angola — Western New York — Historic New York
Following La Salle's arrival at the Niagara River in 1678, that waterway between Lakes Erie and Ontario became a natural route to and from the river during the 18th century. Permanent settlement of the Western New York began in 1800 following the . . . — Map (db m24593) HM
New York (Erie County), Blasdell — Blasdell High School
Blasdell High School In 1894 the people of Blasdell Union Free School District erected a two story, four room, frame Building on this site. This became Blasdell High School. In 1911 a brick addition was attached to the front of the wooden building, . . . — Map (db m94028) HM
New York (Erie County), Blasdell — Historic Lake Avenue
Historic Lake Avenue ——·•·—— In 1884 a North Collins man, Heman Blasdell, came to this new developing Lake Avenue community and constructed a four story hotel at a site on the north side of what was at that time a crude . . . — Map (db m94027) HM
New York (Erie County), Boston — Birthplace of Ellen Beach Yaw — 1868-1947
"Lark" Ellen Beach Yaw, world famous coloratura soprano, is credited with having sung the highest note ever achieved by the human voice. She was the first famous Metropolitan Opera singer to record her voice and later made several recordings for . . . — Map (db m80632) HM
New York (Erie County), Boston — Boston, N.Y. War Honor Roll
1917 - Boston, N.Y. - 1918 War Honor Roll —•— All Returned Leon M. Armbruster ∙ Howard Cary ∙ Clifford Drake ∙ Burnell Dye ∙ Raymond Endress ∙ Earl Follman ∙ Frederick Fuhchs ∙ Robert . . . — Map (db m80619) WM
New York (Erie County), Boston — Boston's First Settler
In 1803, Charles Johnson purchased 50 acres of open land in the forest, paying $2.25 per acre. He built the town's first log cabin in 1804 and raised the first frame barn in 1807. Johnson owned another 30 acres containing visible remains of an early . . . — Map (db m80592) HM
New York (Erie County), Boston — Dedicated to the Honor
Dedicated to the Honor and sacrifice of our men and women who served our country in World War II ✩ ✩ ✩ Let none forget they gave their all when came the call — Map (db m80618) WM
New York (Erie County), Boston — First Fire Company
The Boston Valley's first volunteer fire company was organized in 1904. After seeing the futile efforts to battle the disastrous burning of Schunk's Hotel and the Boston Town Hall, Fred Frank rallied the North Boston community to support the . . . — Map (db m80587) HM
New York (Erie County), Boston — Home of Tallcut Patchin
Tallcut Patchin lived here until 1834. He was a man of unusual courage, a dynamic orator, preacher, and founder of the "Patchinite" sect. To establish a Post Office, in 1850, Boston Center was renamed Patchin in his honor. — Map (db m80589) HM
New York (Erie County), Boston — Horton Hill
Horton Hill Bros. John & Truman Horton walked from New Lebanon, NY to Concord. Bought land in 1815 from Holland Land Co. Bought land in Boston 1834. — Map (db m80635) HM
New York (Erie County), Boston — Pioneer Church
Pioneer Church Founded by Rev. John Spencer, missionary, 1811. Meeting House erected 1837. Rear section housed select school, organized 1809. — Map (db m80603) HM
New York (Erie County), Boston — The Viet Nam War — 1961-1973
"A war that produced no famous victories, no national heroes, and no stirring patriotic songs." America vainly attempted to support a weak government in its civil fight against Communism. We remember Boston's military men who fought bravely and . . . — Map (db m80630) WM
New York (Erie County), Boston — Typhoid Traced to Well
Typhoid Traced to Well ——•—— In 1843, Typhoid Fever attacked 28 persons with 10 deaths after a stranger's illness contaminated the water in the well at Fuller's Tavern. The study by Austin Flint, M.D. is the classic . . . — Map (db m94051) HM
New York (Erie County), Boston — West Boston
West Boston A German evangelical church was organized 1834 with 20 members. Rev. Jacob Bastian served for many years. All that remains ia a cemetery. — Map (db m93781) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — "...With Liberty and Justice for All." — Buffalo History and Architecture — Niagara Square East
The vista along Court Street from Niagara Square to Lafayette Square embraces a continuum of human struggle for freedom and justice. In the center of the vista stands a monument to the soldiers and sailors who perished in the war to preserve the . . . — Map (db m92834) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — "Rust Bucket"
Panel 1 [upper]: “RUST BUCKET” [Fanciful rendering of a World War II Liberty Ship] Our convoy ships were referred to as the “Rust Bucket Brigade” because they were never in port long enough to get a . . . — Map (db m77323) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — "The Best Planned City"
"The Best Planned City" Olmsted's Park System concept, to this day, is being replicated in cities around the world as communities are creating greenways woven into the urban fabric and connecting people to parks and the natural environment. . . . — Map (db m92995) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — "The Black Rock"
The black rock that gave this area its name was located in the Niagara River at the bend of the present day Niagara Street, near School Street, north of where the Peace Bridge is now situated. Comprised of Onondaga limestone, the rock ledge jutted . . . — Map (db m98187) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — 106th Field Artillery Regiment
106 Field Artillery Regiment, WWI 1917-1919. Deeds Not Words 106th Field Artillery Regiment, Units and Battalion, W/WII, Pacific Theater 1942-1945. 27th Inf Div NYARNG, 27th ARMD DIV NYARNG 1955-1968 Dedicated In Memory and Honor of . . . — Map (db m84623) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — 28th U. S. Infantry
Dedicated to the 28th U. S. Infantry The last troops to garrison Fort Porter which was abandoned - June 28, 1926. Major operations of 28th Inf. in World War Lorraine, Picardy, Montdidier-Noyon, Aisen-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne Strength . . . — Map (db m74185) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — 65th Infantry Regiment, The Borinqueneers — Gabriel A. Rodriguez American Legion Post 1928
65th Infantry Regiment, The Borinqueneers The 65th Infantry was created in 1899 by the U.S. Congress as an active unit composed primarily of Puerto Ricans. It went on to serve meritoriously in World War I, World War II and the Korean War. . . . — Map (db m77448) HM WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — A Changing Waterfront
You are looking across a restoration of the Commercial Slip, originally the western terminus of the Erie Canal. In its heyday, this area was one of the world's great transportation centers, teeming with canal, lake, and rail traffic, a busy port . . . — Map (db m84559) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — A Melting Pot — Michigan Avenue Heritage Corridor
The Michigan Avenue Corridor was founded to preserve the roots of freedom and the heritage of Buffalo's East Side. Byron W. Brown, Mayor. City of Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning, Timothy J. Wanamaker, Executive Director. From its earliest . . . — Map (db m81227) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — A Tribute of Love
[east side] A tribute of love, to the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice, and of gratitude to those who served and returned. [north side] Erected in honor of those who served in the World War 1914 —— 1919 by the citizens of . . . — Map (db m81355) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Albert James Myer, M.D. — 1829-1880
Surgeon - Brigadier General - Inventor of the 'Wig-Wag' signal system - First director of the Army Signal Corps - Founder of the U.S. Weather Bureau - U.S. Delegate to the International Meteorological Conferences of Vienna, Austria, 1873 & Rome, . . . — Map (db m65473) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — American Doughboy "Over the Top" to Victory
Erected by the Veterans Ass'n 74th Inf. N.G.N.Y. In honor of the members of the 74th Inf. U.S.A. who served in the World War 1917-1918 and in grateful memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice — Map (db m74388) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — An Architectural Treasure
Constructed between 1903 and 1905, the Martin House Complex has seen more than a century of life, as well as considerable wear and tear. It is being brought back to its former glory in one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken to restore a . . . — Map (db m81151) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Battle of Scajaquada Creek Bridge — War of 1812
War of 1812 Battle of Scajaquada Creek Bridge ——· •· —— On August 3, 1814, 600 men under British Lt. Col. John Tucker, designing to capture troops and supplies at Black Rock and Buffalo, crossed the Niagara River to . . . — Map (db m80397) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Bernard G. Hitro Jr.
Riverside High School Class of 1966. Riverside Park was a large part of his teenage years. Killed in action in Vietnam, January 10, 1969. Awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star for gallantry in action. Bernie lost his life as a hero, defending the . . . — Map (db m80460) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna — The Industrial Heritage Trail — Part 1: The Move From Scranton
The history of steel production in Lackawanna has its roots in the Lackawanna Valley of northeast Pennsylvania. It was there that the Lackawanna Iron and Steel Company was formed in 1891, the result of a previous consolidation of various iron and . . . — Map (db m86106) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna — The Industrial Heritage Trail — Part 2: The Largest Steel Plant in the World
Construction of the massive new steel plant beban on July 14, 1900. Equipment began arriving from Scranton nine months later. The company dredged a 3,300 foot ship canal and built miles of track to link the plant with the railroads. This allowed the . . . — Map (db m86107) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna — The Industrial Heritage Trail — Part 3: The Purchase of Lackawanna Steel
Lackawanna Steel continued to grow throughout the early 1900s. However, the steel plant fell on considerably hard financial times in 1918 and 1919, coupled with violent worker strikes and demonstrations for better working conditions and benefits. . . . — Map (db m86110) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna — The Industrial Heritage Trail — Part 4: The Decline of Bethlehem Steel
After World War II, America's insatiable appetite for steel kept mills across the country bustling and highly profitable. The modernized Lackawanna plant remained at near-wartime production levels and continued to employ nearly 20,000 workers for . . . — Map (db m86111) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Birthplace of the Grain Elevator
In 1842, the world's first steam powered elevator to transfer and store grain opened on this site. Buffalo merchant, Joseph Dart, and machinist, Robert Dunbar, built the elevator following precedents set by Oliver Evans. Its basic principles are . . . — Map (db m75451) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Black Rock
Black Rock Neighborhood The Black Rock neighborhood has endured for over 200 years and is the oldest intact neighborhood in the City of Buffalo. Black Rock was once an independent village and rival of the Village of Buffalo. The neighborhood . . . — Map (db m93804) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Black Rock Harbor — June 1823
Black Rock Harbor June 1823 Designated as the western most Port of the Erie Canal for Transfer of passengers and cargo — Map (db m57121) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Black Rock Harbor / From Plantation to Promised Land — National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
[left panel] Black Rock Harbor. The Village of Black Rock received its name from a large rock outcropping that jutted into the river about a half mile south of this site. The original ferry crossing was located at the rock and a small village grew . . . — Map (db m97956) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Black Rock Lock — 100th Anniversary 1914 - 2014
Engineering The first lock at Black Rock was constructed in 1824 by New York State as part of harbor improvements for Black Rock Harbor in conjunction with the Erie Canal. The lock was located approximately 750 feet south of the present lock. It . . . — Map (db m97921) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Brigadier General Albert James Myer — "Old Probabilities" — September 20, 1828* - August 24, 1880
Born in Newburgh, NY, raised in Buffalo, Geneva College 1847, University of Buffalo 1851, Telegraph operator, U.S. Navy assistant surgeon, invented motion telgraphy, U.S. Army Signal Corps founder, Civil War meteorologist, U.S. Weather Bureau . . . — Map (db m65476) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Broderick Park / Distinctive River Ecosystems — National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
[left panel] Broderick Park Welcome to Broderick Park, a waterfront park of the City of Buffalo! Broderick Park is significant as the site of the Black Rock Ferry, a historic crossing point between the United States and Canada for over 120 years. . . . — Map (db m97957) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo - A Network of Canals — Sail Lofts, Stables, Grain Elevators, Brothels, Saloons
Commercial Slip connected the Buffalo River to the Erie Canal mainline, 100 yards northeast of this site. It marked the original terminus of the Erie Canal, but was soon joined by many other artificial waterways around Buffalo Harbor. As commerce . . . — Map (db m84868) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo - An Industrial Powerhouse — Tanneries, Clothiers, Piano Makers, Saddlers and Breweries
Already a major transportation center, Buffalo was evolving into a center of industry and and manufacturing. At the height of the canal era, in the mid-1800s, countless manufacturing enterprises took advantage of the huge volume of raw materials . . . — Map (db m84897) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo - Queen City of the Lakes — Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
When the Erie Canal was completed here in October 1825, Buffalo was transformed from a small lakefront hamlet to a thriving muscular metropolis. Buffalo was the port where grain, lumber, and other products from the interior of the American continent . . . — Map (db m84859) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo and Black Rock Railroad
Buffalo and Black Rock Railroad Southern terminus of horse-drawn railroad over which first car traveled on May 16, 1834. Absorbed 1835 by Buffalo and Niagara Falls (steam) Railroad and, in 1853, became part of the New York Central Railroad. . . . — Map (db m92799) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo and Niagara Falls Railroad — 1836-1869
Present day Niagara Street was the original route of the first steam railroad in Western New York. Service from Black Rock to Niagara Falls began on August 26, 1836. The New York Central Railroad acquired the line in 1869. Black Rock Heritage Trail . . . — Map (db m77794) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo Burns!!! — British Forces Torch the Frontier — War of 1812
Timeline of Excursions 1814 November 5 American forces withdraw from Canadian territory. August-September American forces withstand British siege and repel British attempts to take back Fort Erie. July 25 American and British . . . — Map (db m92804) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo Cavalry Association
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New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo Harbor
First Harbor From its beginnings as a shallow creek-mouth anchorage through its heyday as seventh busiest port in the world, Buffalo Harbor has undergone a series of major changes. The first harbor was built in 1820 and 1821 by the villagers . . . — Map (db m85195) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo Lightship
Hurricane-force winds screamed across the Great Lakes on Nov. 9 and 10, 1913, in a storm that claimed more than 250 lives and sank a dozen ships- including Light Vessel 82, one of a series of Buffalo lightships. L.V. 82 was on station 13 miles . . . — Map (db m85163) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo Main & Harbor Lights
An Outdoor Lighthouse Museum. Buffalo's complex harbor system has showcased many unique lights. Scan the harbor for the existing lights shown in this artist's conception. The lights shown as transparent have been demolished or moved to another . . . — Map (db m85226) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo Riverfront Historical Eras to 1930
Pre-1800 The Ongiara Confluence of Little Buffalo Creek and the Buffalo River with Lake Erie in the background, 1815. The region's original inhabitants were the Ongiara, a peaceful Iroquois tribe, from whom the name Niagara is derived. Long . . . — Map (db m84777) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo Seminary
Founded 1851 as Buffalo Female Academy. First located on Johnson Park, the school moved to present site in 1909. The seminary remains the first and only non-sectarian private high school for girls in western New York. — Map (db m80401) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo Water Intake, Horseshoe Reef Light
Two structures mark the entrance to the Niagara River - the city of Buffalo water intake and the abandoned Horseshoe Reef Light. The Horseshoe Reef Light, the dark metal structure atop a concrete base, was established in 1856 after Canada and . . . — Map (db m85227) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo Zoo — Growing with the City
Menagerie to Habitat. The Buffalo Zoo, like other modern zoos, has become an educational facility that focuses on conservation and reproduction of endangered species. The Zoo has reintroduced some endangered animals to their native habitats. Today's . . . — Map (db m75074) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo’s Irish Regiment — The 155th New York State Volunteers
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New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo's First School House
On this site was Buffalo's First School House built 1807-8•destroyed Dec•30•1813• at the burning of the village by the British. — Map (db m92821) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo's Olmsted Parks — A System of Parks & Parkways — Architecture of the Coast
Parks, Circles, and Parkways: These 'Greenspaces' were inspired by the 'City Beautiful' movement of the late 1800s, an attempt to correct the blighted condition of many industrial cities and make them more liveable through better design. Circles: . . . — Map (db m80367) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Burning of Blackrock and Buffalo — War of 1812
Early in the morning of December 30, 1813 over 1,000 British troops landed near the foot of present-day Amherst Street and proceeded to burn Black Rock, destroying all homes and buildings. They then marched to Buffalo and burned everything except . . . — Map (db m57098) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Central Presbyterian Church
Central Presbyterian Church Founded November 14, 1835 Moved to this site May 7, 1910 — Map (db m81140) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Charles R. Turner
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New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Chester C. Gorski
Chester C. Gorski statesman, community leader, humanitarian Born June 22, 1906. Died April 25, 1975. President of The Common Council 1959 to 1973. Member of the United States Congress, Erie County Board of Supervisors Buffalo Common . . . — Map (db m92937) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Colored Musicians Club
Organized in 1918 and charted in 1935, the Colored Musicians' Club has long provided rehearsal space and social opportunites for Buffalo's African American musicians. From its beginnings, it hosted jam sessions with some of the foremost jazz artists . . . — Map (db m81304) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Commemoration for African American Soldiers of the American Civil War
Storming Fort Wagner. African Americans have fought in each of America's great conflicts, the early colonial wars, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. However, until the Civil War, African Americans were never offically included in the . . . — Map (db m81194) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Corpus Christi Church Complex
Corpus Christi Church Complex has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 2007 — Map (db m81341) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Dedicated to the Memory of the Brave Men
Dedicated to the memory of the brave men who gave their lives at Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 "A date that will live in infamy," Franklin Delano Roosevelt — Map (db m88232) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Dedicated to the Men of the 102nd Separate Battalion Coast Artillery Anti-Aircraft
This unit was formed from 2nd Squadron 121st Cavalry NYRG serving Feb. 1928 to October 1940 at Buffalo, N.Y. The unit was converted and redesignated 102nd Separate Battalion Coast Artillery (AA) Oct. 1940 Unit inducted into Federal Service Jan. . . . — Map (db m84627) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Dedicated with Respect
Dedicated with Respect to World War II & Korean Veterans Erected throught the efforts of The AMVETS Post No 209 Remember Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 [back] In memory of Leo D. and Dorothy K. Gomlak for outstanding service to nation . . . — Map (db m92958) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Development of the Inner Harbor — The Industrial Heritage Trail
Early History Converting the mouth of the Buffalo River into a safe and easily navigable harbor was a work of great magnitude and cost. The mouth of the Buffalo River frequently became clogged by sands moving north along the beach towards the . . . — Map (db m85329) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Development of the Outer Harbor — The Industrial Heritage Trail
Buffalo's Breakwater System The desirability of an outer harbor for Buffalo was recognized as early as 1835. Built between 1838 and 1867 along what is now Fuhrmann Blvd., the sea wall provided protection of the inner harbor. By 1867 Buffalo . . . — Map (db m86359) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — D'Youville College
First women's college in western New York. Established 1908 by the Grey nuns. Center building, 1874, originally housed Holy Angels Academy. College led renewal of city's west side by expansion program, 1954-1969. — Map (db m80027) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Early Lake Erie Water Craft — The Industrial Heritage Trail
The first full-sized sailing ship to sail Lake Erie and the uppper Great Lakes was Le Griffon, built by French Explorer Robert de La Salle in 1679. Previous sailing ships were confined to Lake Ontario due to the natural barrier of Niagara . . . — Map (db m86021) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Ebenezer Walden — "Pioneer Patriarch of Buffalo" — May 15, 1777 - November 10, 1857
Born in Beckett, Massachusetts, Williams College class of 1799, first lawyer west of the Genesee River. Escaped captors during the War of 1812. Buffalo board of trustees president in 1816, founding member of the Buffalo Harbor Company, first Judge . . . — Map (db m65474) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Ecological Restoration — Enhanced aquatic habitat and eco-system stabilization
Ship Canal Commons is a unique waterfront park that was envisioned by the City of Buffalo, County of Erie, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and Buffalo Urban Development Corporation to be a distinct ecological restoration and . . . — Map (db m93893) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Ellicott Square — An Early "City Beautiful"
Buffalo History Architecture The City Beautiful Movement was a Progressive reform of architecture and urban planning that flourished from 1890 to 1915. It espoused beautification and monumental grandeur to counteract the "moral decay and . . . — Map (db m65921) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Ellicott Square Building
Ellicott Square Building Opened by Ellicott Square Company in 1896 as largest office building in world. Daniel H. Burnham, architect. Steel frame, brick and terra cotta exterior, Italian marble, ornamental iron decorations, and marble mosaic . . . — Map (db m92875) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Environmental Remediation — Former Industrial Site is Redeveloped Into Green Space and Recreation Area
The cleanup and restoration work that has taken place within the 22-acre Ship Canal Commons is the result of a partnership between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Buffalo Urban Redevelopment Corporation (BUDC), . . . — Map (db m86136) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Erastus Granger
Erastus Granger Seneca Indian Agent, judge, Post Master & Collector of the Port, lived here 1806-1826. He rallied Seneca to defend Buffalo during War of 1812. — Map (db m92785) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Erected by the Grateful People
Erected by the grateful people of the 21st Ward in memory of these, our heroes, who gave their lives for our country and in honor of our soldiers and sailors in the World War

Emil D.M. Ailing ∙ Frederick Ailing ∙ Daniel W. . . . — Map (db m80452) WM

New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
The Erie Canal was America's most successful and influential public works project. Completed in 1825, the 363-mile-long waterway established the first all-water route for navigation between the Atlantic Ocean and the upper Great Lakes, opened the . . . — Map (db m84822) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Fireproof Grain Elevators / Concrete Grain Elevators — The Industrial Heritage Trail
The frequent loss of elevators to fire and explosion prompted a search for safer building materials and construction methods. Experiments with fireproof materials centered on steel, tile, and concrete. The Great Northern Elevator (1897) and . . . — Map (db m85657) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — First Greek Settlers of Buffalo
Near this site in 1893, Paraskevas Niarchos, Spyros Niarchos, and Theodore Macheras resided and operated a confectionery store. Hellenic Eastern Orthodox Church of the Annunciation Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society — Map (db m65920) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — First Polish Colony
First Polish colony settled here in 1873. St. Stanislaus Parish was established by the Rev. Dean John Pitass, who became founder of the great Polish east side of Buffalo. — Map (db m81342) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — First Religious Body in Buffalo
First religious body in Buffalo Organized February 2, 1812, as the First Presbyterian And Congregational Church This building dedicated May 6, 1897 — Map (db m80054) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — First Unitarian Congregational Society Building
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New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Flint Hill Encampment 1812
The Army of the Frontier under General Alexander Smythe set up camp here at Granger's farm during the winter of 1812-1813 in anticipation of invading Canada. Nearly three hundred soldiers died there of camp disease. Farmers Daniel Chapin and Rowland . . . — Map (db m81155) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Forest Lawn Cemetery — Founded 1850
Burial place of Millard Fillmore, Samuel Wilkeson, Red Jacket and other famous Buffalonians, including veterans of seven wars. Site of homestead of Erastus Granger, first Indian Agent. — Map (db m81167) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex
You are looking at one of the most important works of 20th century architecture. "The genius of Frank Lloyd Wright is displayed nowhere better than in the Martin House Complex." -Robert McCarter, noted Wright scholar, architect, and . . . — Map (db m81153) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Frederick Law Olmsted — Landscape Architect — People of the Coast Famous designers left footprints along the Seaway Trail.
Frederick Law Olmsted is best known for his work in New York City's Central Park, but his design for Buffalo's Park System was one of his proudest achievements. Buffalo's Olmsted-designed parks are listed on the National Register of Historic . . . — Map (db m78375) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — From Buffalo...To the White House — Frances Folsom Birthplace and Home 168 Edward Street — Buffalo Neighborhood Landmark
Here at 169 Edward Street, in this modest Italianate brick home built by her father in 1863, Frances Clara Folsom was born on July 21, 1864 to Buffalo attorney Oscar Folsom and his wife Emma. When Oscar Folsom's carriage struck a wagon, killing him, . . . — Map (db m79690) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — From Frontier to Major City / Buffalo City Hall — Buffalo History and Architecture — Niagara Square West
From Frontier to Major City In the early 1800s, Buffalo was a sleepy village known as New Amsterdam, on the edge of America's then western frontier. Holland Land Company surveyor Joseph Ellicott, inspired by Pierre L'Enfant's radial street . . . — Map (db m92798) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — From Social Center to Civic Center — Buffalo History and Architecture — Niagara Square North
Conceived in 1804 by Joseph Ellicott (right), Niagara Square was the beginning of what renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted would in mid-century call "the best planned city as to its streets, public places, and grounds in the United . . . — Map (db m92820) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — General Daniel Davidson Bidwell
Commanding Third Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps. Killed at Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 19, 1864. This statue was erected and presented to the City of Buffalo through funds raised by the General Daniel Davidson Bidwell Memorial . . . — Map (db m80407) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — General Kazimierz Pulaski
[front]General Kazimierz Pulaski Hero of Poland and the United States of America [right]A gift from the people of Poland to the people of the United States of America commemorating 200 years of American independence [rear]Sculptor Kazimierz . . . — Map (db m92877) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — General Mills and Great Northern Elevators — The Industrial Heritage Trail
General Mills Grain Elevator The General Mills Grain Elevator was originally known as the Washburn Crosby Elevator. In 1903, Washburn Crosby built a set of nine bins known as Elevator A next to the flour mill on South Michigan Avenue that was . . . — Map (db m85371) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Giuseppe Verdi is credited with having invented the Italian national operatic style. Born the son of a poor grocer in LeRoncole, Italy, Verdi began composing at age 13. After failing the entrance exam at the Milan Conservatory, he began lessons . . . — Map (db m65477) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — God Honor and Country
This plaque is dedicated to the memory of those brave men and women of the Polish armed forces who fought against the tyranny during the entire World War II, and to those thousands of them who sacrificed their lives defending peace, freedom, and . . . — Map (db m84578) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Grover Cleveland
Grover Cleveland 1837 - 1908 twenty-second President of the United States. Practiced law, 1874-1881, in an office on this site. — Map (db m92873) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Guide Board Road
Directing Pioneers coming from the east to Black Rock Ferry — Map (db m64572) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Hanna Furnace
Established in the early 1900s and productive until its closing in 1982; Hanna Furnace was Buffalo's lucrative pig iron manufacturer employing 800 and producing over 3,000 tons of pig iron per day. The term "pig iron" arose from the old method of . . . — Map (db m93993) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Harboring Hopes
There was fierce competition between Buffalo and Black Rock for the Canal's western terminus. Albany, the link to New York City, emerged as the perfect choice for the eastern end of the Canal. The western end was a far less obvious proposition. . . . — Map (db m84496) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Harrowing Journey — National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
Freedom Seekers faced daunting odds and demonstrated remarkable courage. Most started their journeys with little knowledge of what lay before them, and many sought help from free blacks and sympathetic whites once they reached the north. . . . — Map (db m97931) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation
This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation C.1904 — Map (db m78345) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Highlights of Buffalo History — Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society — Cultural Heritage
1655: Seneca Indians win control of Niagara Region from Erie tribes. 1678-79: French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, claims the region for France. He builds a sailing ship, Griffon, on the bank of the Niagara River and . . . — Map (db m80361) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Historic Lake Erie
Historic Lake Erie Named for the Indian Nation of the Eries who dwelt on these shores before 1634 when they were conquered by the Iroquoian Confederacy. 1641 – Earliest mention of the lake in writing of French missionaries. 1669 – . . . — Map (db m92935) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Historic Scajaquada Creek — Named after Philip Conjockety
In the old navy yard at the mouth of this stream five vessels were reconditioned for Commodore Perry's fleet during 1813 — Map (db m44556) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — History of Times Beach — The Industrial Heritage Trail
Times Beach was, at one time, an actual sand beach. The beach formed as a result of the improvements to Buffalo's inner harbor. Prior to the harbor improvements the mouth of the Buffalo River was frequently clogged with sands that moved north along . . . — Map (db m85280) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Holy Angels Church
At the request of Bishop John Timon, C.M., the Oblates of Mary Immaculate established a new parish for the Diocese of Buffalo in 1852. Land was purchased in the area known as Prospect Hill. The Romanesque style church was built and dedicated on the . . . — Map (db m80029) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Hunting and Fishing off the Porch
Residents of the "Towpath" fished and hunted the Erie Canal from a cluster of weather beaten homes, hunting and fishing clubs, taverns and stores leaning at strange angles, perched on wobbly stilts. Fishing was a popular pastime, as well as an . . . — Map (db m80459) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Improvements in Ship Design — The Industrial Heritage Trail
The maritime industry of the Great Lakes expanded greatly after completion of the Erie Canal in 1825. The canal allowed a growing U.S. population into the Midwest, which turned the Great Lakes into busy nautical highways for moving wheat, corn, . . . — Map (db m86025) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — In Memory of 100th New York Volunteer Infantry — 1861 Civil War 1865
Battles and losses from "Fox's History of the Rebellion", Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Bottoms Bridge, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, Virginia; Folly Island, Cole's Island, Morris Island, Night Assault on Fort Wagner, Siege of Fort Wagner, . . . — Map (db m80021) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — In Memory of Millard Fillmore
13th President of the United States of America Born January 7, 1800. Died March 8, 1874 Dedicated by The Millard Fillmore Republican Women's Club Memorial Day May 30, 1932 — Map (db m65479) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — In Memory of the Sons and Daughters
In memory of the sons and daughters of this community who served in the armed forces of our country to preserve our heritage, our freedom, and our way of life during World War II and Korean War, Vietnam. — Map (db m80482) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — In Recognition of Long and Faithful Service — 74 Semper Fidelis 174
The 74th Regiment was formed in 1854 from the Buffalo City Guard in 1837. The 74th Infantry Regiment was redesignated the 174th Regiment in 1921 and deactivated in 1955 to them become the 174th Armored Infantry Battalion until 1992. In grateful . . . — Map (db m84580) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Industrial Icons — Traditional Iron Ore-making Machinery Becomes Public Art — Commemorating Western New York Steel Workers
This ladle, a vessel traditionally used to transport and pour molten iron, was acquired from the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. Positioned here at the eastern end of Ship Canal Commons, it is located near where the Hanna Furnace . . . — Map (db m93895) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Industrial Powerhouse — National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
Black Rock developed dramatically in the 19th century due to the Erie Canal and its competing railroads. Mills, factories, and an array of manufacturing plants were constructed along the waterfront with immigrant neighborhoods and commerical areas . . . — Map (db m98194) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — International Crossing — National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
The Black Rock Ferry was an important crossing to Canada throughout the 19th century until it ceased operations in 1949. The ferry wharf was located on a long, narrow stone pier constructed to protect Black Rock Harbor from the Niagara River. . . . — Map (db m98196) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — International Railroad Bridge — 1873-1973
Renowned bridge crossing the Niagara River. Designed and built by Sir Casimir S. Gzowski, noted Polish-Canadian engineer. Begun in 1870. Completed in 1873. — Map (db m80422) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — International Shipmasters' Association
The maritime professionals who sail the ships on the Great Lakes are celebrating the 100th anniversary of their fraternal organization, the I. M. S. A. whose purpose is stated in the Association's constitution, "The purpose of this association's . . . — Map (db m85086) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Jacob Smith House and Tavern — Ca. 1830-1835
Jacob Smith House and Tavern Ca. 1830-1835 —— ·•· —— This timber-frame Federal syle house was constructed to accommodate prospective settlers in the village of Lower Black Rock. Originally built by Augustus Porter . . . — Map (db m93780) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Job Hoisington Buffalo's 1812 War Hero
A hero was born when "Gallant" Job Hoisington sacrificed his life at this location on Dec. 30, 1813. During a battle between Capt. Hull's US Army Militia and British forces with their Native allies, the 51-year old Hoisington single-handedly held . . . — Map (db m26438) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Joncaire Trading Post
Near here the Frenchman Chabert Joncaire in 1758 set up the first white establishment on the site of Buffalo. Evacuated 1759 at the approach of the British. — Map (db m57151) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Jubilee Springs — 1827 - 1898
The Jubilee Springs began supplying water to the village of Black Rock in 1827. Wooden water mains fed pumps at various locations throughout the village. Today the spring supplies water to a small pond in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Black Rock Heritage . . . — Map (db m74555) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Keepers of the Western Door
This monument is dedicated to the Onodowaga or People of the Many Hills (Seneca). Shown are: The Hiawatha Wampum Agreement which brouht together the Five Nations in the pursuit of peace. A Seneca traditional gastowa or headress signified by the one . . . — Map (db m92936) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Korea
Korea — Map (db m84652) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Lafayette High School
Erected 1903. Oldest public high school in Buffalo in continuous use. French Neo-Renaissance architecture by Esenwein & Johnson. On National Register. Watchwords: Loyalty, Honor, Service. — Map (db m80418) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Lake Erie — The Industrial Heritage Trail
Lake Erie is the fourth largest lake (by surface area) of the five Great Lakes in North Amerca. It is the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume of the Great Lakes. It was carved out by the receding glaciers of the Great Ice Age . . . — Map (db m85993) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Lighthouse Point Park
Welcome to one of the most historic places in Buffalo - the place where villagers built a harbor that, in turn, built a city. The parkland, promenade and restored lighthouse here were once key elements of the old Port of Buffalo. Early in the 19th . . . — Map (db m84923) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Little Harlem Hotel
In 1934 Ann Montgomery converted her ice cream parlor and Oriental Billiard Parlor on this site into the Little Harlem Hotel. Cab Calloway, Billy Eckstine, Della Reese, Sarah Vaughn and many others performed and stayed here when downtown hotels were . . . — Map (db m75351) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Market Square — Black Rock Historic District
The Market Square Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. The district is representative of the period 1830-1912 as Lower Black Rock evolved from a small independent village to a small independent . . . — Map (db m93793) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Market Square — 1830
Market Square 1830 —— ·•· —— 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 . . . — Map (db m93794) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Mary B. Talbert
Helped found Niagara Mov't, forerunner of NAACP, chaired US Anti-lynching Committe, delegate to 1920 Internat'l Council of Women, 1866-1923. — Map (db m81275) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — None — Mary Morris Burnett Talbert — Club woman, civil rights leader, social activist, educator 1866-1923
Mary Morris Burnett the youngest daughter of Cornelius and Caroline Nichols Burnett, was born in Oberlin Ohio. She graduated from Oberlin College in 1886 at the age of nineteen. Ms. Burnett moved to Little Rock Arkansas where she accepted a teaching . . . — Map (db m101997)
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Medical Society of the County of Erie
Medical Society of the County of Erie On this site September 1, 1821, twenty-four charter members founded the Medical Society, with Dr. Cyrenius Chapin as first President. — Map (db m92860) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Memorial Dedicated to the Memory of John A. Boechat — 108th Inf., N.Y. N.G.
Memorial Stone This Memorial is dedicated to the memory of John A. Boechat 108th Inf., N.Y. N.G. as representative of the boys from Lafayette High School and this section of Buffalo whose service and sacrifice in the World War ✡ . . . — Map (db m80406) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Michigan Avenue Baptist Church
Congregation formed 1836. Second Baptist Church of Buffalo and first Black church of any denomination in the city. Cornerstone laid 1845. Completed 1849. The Rev. Dr. J. Edward Nash, Pastor, 1892-1953. On National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m81264) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Michigan Street Baptist Church — Site of an Underground Railroad Station
Before the Civil War, escaping slaves were hidden in a concealed area in the basement of this church until they could escape to fredom in Canada. — Map (db m81272) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Michigan Street Baptist Church — Underground Railroad Heritage Trail
The Michigan Street Baptist Church is the oldest building in Buffalo built and continuously owned and occupied by the city's black residents. The congregation, formed in 1836, raised enough maney to construct their own church in 1844. . . . — Map (db m81273) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Milburn House
Site of the Milburn House here died William McKinley September 14, 1901 — Map (db m43892) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Miles Gilbert "Tim" Horton
Miles Gilbert "Tim" Horton played his first game, on this site, as a member of the Buffalo Sabres at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium against the Atlanta Flames on Onctober 8, 1972. Horton capped off his professional playing career with the Buffalo . . . — Map (db m92891) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Military Road — 1802
Military Road 1802 —— ·•· —— After the Revolutionary War, the federal government saw the need for a "military highway" from Lewiston to Black Rock, where a planned fortification would guard the entrance to the Niagara . . . — Map (db m93775) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Moving North — Michigan Avenue Heritage Corridor
The Michigan Avenue Corridor was founded to preserve the roots of freedom and the heritage of Buffalo's East Side. Byron W. Brown, Mayor. City of Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning, Timothy J. Wanamaker, Executive Director. The dawn of the . . . — Map (db m81263) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Niagara River and her Ships
Fitting the Ships of War at the Scajaquada Creek Boat Yard In the early 1800s, the United States being a country of less than 50 years, began to recognize the need to have military transport routes to connect and supply its forts. The waterways . . . — Map (db m97917) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Niagara River Corridor / Avian Walk
[left panel] Niagara River Corridor, 43°E 07'N, 79°E 04W The Niagara River Corridor is considered an Important Bird Area (IBA). IBAs are areas that are critical to bird populations, including nesting locations, key migration stop-overs and winter . . . — Map (db m98191) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Niagara Square
Niagara SquareJoseph Ellicott, agent for the Holland Land Company, surveyed and laid out this square in 1803-1804. The square and streets radiating from it remain as originally planned for the village of New Amsterdam. — Map (db m92792) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Nowak Pier
Nowak Pier in honor of Henry J. Nowak Member of Congress "The Billion Dollar Man" for community service (1966-1992) constructed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District in cooperation with New York State Departmetn of . . . — Map (db m97958) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Old Navy Yard — 1813
Five vessels of Commodore Perry's fleet were reconditioned on south bank at mouth of Scajaquada Creek. — Map (db m44552) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Oliver Hazard Perry Monument
Oliver Hazard Perry 1785 - 1819 — Map (db m80018) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — On This Day of May 30, 1991, The Semper Fidelis Post #356
On this day of May 30, 1991, The Semper Fidelis Post #356 of the American Legion of Buffalo, New York, humbly dedicated this monument in honor of all men and women of Erie County who have lost their lives while defending our country in all wars. . . . — Map (db m81217) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Our Legacy of Abundant Water — Buffalo History and Architecture — Niagara Square South
The presence of a vast inland sea and its wide river tributary in western New York soon attracted settlers. The tiny village of Black Rock, north of Ellicott's Niagara Square, was expected to flourish, however, not Buffalo. Black Rock already has an . . . — Map (db m92835) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Pan-American Exposition — The Light Returns
1901 Pan-American Exposition 2001 The Pan-American Exposition occupied this site from May to November 1901. An international fair, it highlighted the technological pre-eminence of the United States, and trade and cooperation among the Americas. . . . — Map (db m92773) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Park Lane Condominium
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1927 — Map (db m80403) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Park with a View
"What a place to hit a home run! I'd look at the river as I went around the bases." Buffalo Baseball Team - 1898: one of many teams who enjoyed practicing at Riverside Park for its view of the River. Buffalo was one of the first cities in the . . . — Map (db m80480) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Penobscot-Morania Collision
The worst disaster in Buffalo Harbor history took place in the Buffalo River at this point on the night of Oct. 29, 1951, when the outbound freighter Penobscot and the gasoline barge Morania collided, sparking an explosion and fire that took 11 . . . — Map (db m85083) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Peter B. Porter
General, Congressman and later Sec. of War, lived here until his home was destroyed by the British at the burning of Buffalo 1813. — Map (db m74727) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Poland’s Contribution in the Second World War, 1939 - 1945
[Rendering of Poland’s “White Eagle” Coat of Arms and Polish soldiers in action during WWII] This memorial is dedicated to the members of the Polish Armed Forces who gallantly participated in active combat on land, high seas and in the . . . — Map (db m76072) HM WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Porter Square — 1830
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. — Map (db m80450) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — President McKinley
In the Pan-American Temple of Music which covered this spot President McKinley was fatally shot Sept. 6, 1901. — Map (db m43890) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Prudential (Guaranty) Building
Prudential (Guaranty) Building Architect, Louis H. Sullivan, called the father of modern American architecture Early all-steel frame office bldg. with fine terra cotta veneer Built in 1895 — Map (db m92846) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — PTF-17 — Buffalo, Erie County Military & Naval Park
With the close of World War II, the United States Navy scrapped or sold almost its entire PT Boat fleet. During the next twenty years, differing fast patrol and torpedo/missile armed boat designs were experimented with. However, now new class of . . . — Map (db m75883) HM WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Railroads and the Steel Industry — The Industrial Heritage Trail — The Western New York Railway Historical Society
The steel industry that developed around the Union Ship Canal and Lake Erie was heavily dependent upon rail transportation for their operations. While bulk shipments of iron ore arrived by ship, coal and other raw materials arrived by rail, and the . . . — Map (db m93995) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Rebirth & Renewal
In 1926, the Hamburg drain, a major sewer line draining South Buffalo was built; as a result, the Commercial Slip, the Erie Canal's original western terminus, was filled in. Today the Commercial Slip has been restored: the redesign incorporates . . . — Map (db m84477) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Red Jacket
Sa-Co-ye-Wat-Ha (He keeps them awake) Died at Buffalo Creek January 20, 1830 aged 78 years. "When I am gone and my warnings are no longer heeded, the graft and avarice of the white man will prevail. My heart fails me when I think of my people, so . . . — Map (db m65478) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Robert "Frankie" Franklin
Near this location stood a log cabin, home of Robert Franklin, an African American who helped successfully repel a British invasion during the War of 1812 at the First Battle of Black Rock, July 11, 1813. Franklin was killed five months later when . . . — Map (db m74782) HM WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Saint Paul's Episcopal Church
Upon this site was built in 1819 Saint Paul's Episcopal Church The first permanent church edifice erected in Buffalo. It was removed in 1850 to make way for the present stone church. This site was given by the Holland Land Company to Saint Paul's . . . — Map (db m65917) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Samuel Manning Welch
Samuel Manning Welch 1851 1919 citizen soldier 1879 1915 Served in the National Guard of New York 1887 1911 Colonel 65th Infantry 1898 Colonel 65th New York Volunteer Infantry in Spanish American War 1911 1915 Brigadier General 4th . . . — Map (db m92806) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Second Home of the Medical School — (1849 - 1893)
The Medical School, founded in 1846 as the first unit of the University of Buffalo, moved from Washington and Seneca Streets to this site in 1849. The School was housed in a red sandstone building which was the first in Buffalo to be constructed for . . . — Map (db m81218) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Ship Canal Commons — Historical Authenticity and Park Design
Actual photograph of Buffalo Ship Canal site circa 1950s While creating a new public park was the goal of developing Ship Canal Commons, this site is also crucial to telling the story of steel production and heavy industry in South Buffalo. The . . . — Map (db m93918) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Site of the First Meeting of the Optimist Club
Site of the first meeting of the Optimist Club of Buffalo, New York The first club of Optimist International Held February 16, 1911 — Map (db m92914) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Soldiers & Sailors Monument
The city has built this monument in grateful remembrance of the soldiers and sailors who in the war to maintain the Union, laid down their lives in the cause of their country and of mankind. The coming generations taught by their example will . . . — Map (db m92913) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Special Marine Corps Units of W.W.II — 1939 1946
United States Marine Corps The Difference Dedicated to all the men and women who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy personnel who served with them 1939-1946. Defense Battalions Antiaircraft. Artillery. Airdrome Battalions. Glider . . . — Map (db m84651) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Squaw Island - Divided Island — War of 1812
Named Squaw Island by the men of LaSalle's expedition in 1679, this island was called Divided Island, "De-dyo-we-no-guh-doh," by the Senecas, referring to a division by marshy creek known as "Smuggler's Run." Presented by the Seneca Nation to . . . — Map (db m57108) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — St. Ann's Church
St. Ann's church was founded in 1858 to serve a then rural and sparsely settled east side of Buffalo. As the city grew, so did this parish and by the late 1800s, St. Ann's was among the largest Catholic parishes in the United States. Six other east . . . — Map (db m81329) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — St. John's Church — 1891
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New York (Erie County), Buffalo — St. John's German Cemetery
St. John's German Cemetery —— ·•· —— St. John's German United Evangelical Church acquired this site in 1862 for its cemetery. Black Rock pioneers including War of 1812 veterans, German immigrants who began arriving in . . . — Map (db m93774) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — St. Mary's-on-the-Hill
St. Mary's-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church was built on this site in 1874. The original wooden church was replaced by the Medina Sandstone ediface pictured above in 1893. Built in a style reminiscent of village churches constructed in England during . . . — Map (db m80420) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church was the first permanent house of worship erected in Buffalo; the cornerstone was laid june 24, 1819. Being one of the largest public buildings in the village, St. Paul’s was the scene of numerous religious and civic . . . — Map (db m65916) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — St. Stanislaus Church — 1873 - 1973
This Polish Catholic Parish of Buffalo is the center of Polish religion, culture, progress, and development. Founded by the Rev. Dean John Pitass, June 3, 1873. — Map (db m81343) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Temple Beth Zion
Founded in 1850, the congregation of Temple Beth Zion worshiped at different locations in Buffalo before erecting a synagogue at 599 Delaware Avenue in 1890. Following its destruction by fire in 1961, architect Max Abramowitz designed the current . . . — Map (db m75847) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — The 1833 Buffalo Lighthouse
The oldest building in Buffalo still standing on its original site, this lighthouse was built in 1832 and 1833. The oldest portion is the 44-foot tapering octagonal tower. The original lantern room was removed in 1857 and the stone casement window . . . — Map (db m85127) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — The American Elevator — The Industrial Heritage Trail
Image Source: Historic American Engineering Record. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1985. The American Elevator was the first reinforced concrete grain elevator built on Buffalo's waterfront. It was designed and built by the James Stewart Company for the . . . — Map (db m85960) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — The Big Picture
The background map is based on an early 20th century map surveying the canal system of New York, expanded to show the network of shipping routes that grew in the wake of the Erie Canal. There is no clearer picture of America's growing economy: the . . . — Map (db m84908) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — The Buffalo Club
Founded 1867, with Millard Fillmore 13th President of U.S., as its first president. Another U.S. President, Grover Cleveland, was a member from 1881-1908. In 1901, after President McKinley's assassination, the club was used as headquarters by his . . . — Map (db m75836) HM

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