“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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Markers with information about Joseph Ellicott, Frederick Law Olmsted and Samuel Wilkeson, followed by the McKinley Monument and the Eillicott Square Building.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
Marker at the McKinley Monument
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 (Genesee County), Batavia — Batavia
Seat of Holland Land Office. This City was founded in 1801 by Joseph Ellicott, local agent of Holland Land Company — Map (db m75849) HM
New York (Genesee County), Batavia — Joseph Ellicott
Joseph Ellicott was born in Bucks County, Penna., November 1st, 1760. Died at New York, August 19th, 1826. He was the first resident agent of the Holland Land Company for whom in 1798 he began the survey of the western part of the state then . . . — Map (db m83098) 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 — 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 — 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 — William McKinley
[west side] William McKinley was elected to Congress as a representative from Ohio in 1876, '78, '80, '82, '84, '86, '88, was elected Governor of Ohio in 1891 and 1893 and President of the United States in 1896 and 1900. [south side] William . . . — Map (db m92791) 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

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