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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Erie County, New York

 
Clickable Map of Erie County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Erie County, NY (612) Cattaraugus County, NY (78) Chautauqua County, NY (249) Genesee County, NY (105) Niagara County, NY (400) Wyoming County, NY (90)  ErieCounty(612) Erie County (612)  CattaraugusCounty(78) Cattaraugus County (78)  ChautauquaCounty(249) Chautauqua County (249)  GeneseeCounty(105) Genesee County (105)  NiagaraCounty(400) Niagara County (400)  WyomingCounty(90) Wyoming County (90)
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Adjacent to Erie County, New York
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1 New York, Erie County, Akron — 529 — Dennis E. Nolan
Dennis E. Nolan 1872 - 1956 West Point grad & Major General lived here as a child. WWI veteran who organized Military Intelligence Service Map (db m128610) HM
2 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
3 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.Map (db m75078) WM
4 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
5 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 m118944) HM
6 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
7 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
8 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
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9 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
10 New York, Erie County, Amherst — 631 — Former Cemetery
Amherst residents buried here CA. 1811-1910 in what was Eggertsville Cemetery moved to Skinnerville Cemetery 1952-1956.Map (db m150708) HM
11 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
12 New York, Erie County, Amherst — Site of Wolf's Mill — 1877
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13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 New York, Erie County, Amherst, Eggertsville — 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
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18 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
19 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
20 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
21 New York, Erie County, Aurora — Aurora — Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway — Mill Road Scenic Overlook —
Known to locals for generations simply as "The View". This 180-degree vista and iconic part of the Town of Aurora's agricultural heritage gives the community the perfect place to catch a glimpse of a sunset or gaze westward over unbroken meadow . . . Map (db m104155) HM
22 New York, Erie County, Aurora — Aurora — Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway — West Falls Dam Site and Veterans Memorial —
Throughout the history of the area, Cazenovia Creek has played a vital role in the industry and natural beauty of the Town of Aurora and the Southtowns. Connecting the Town. Aurora, as it is today, would not have existed in the same form had . . . Map (db m104158) HM
23 New York, Erie County, Aurora — Dedicated to Those Who Served
Dedicated to Those who served in the armed forces of the United States of America. Because of them we live in freedom. God bless them all. Map (db m104160) WM
24 New York, Erie County, Aurora — Dedicated to Those Who Served
Dedicated to those who served during the Korean War; June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953. Honor Roll [left column 1] Thomas N. Langendorfer, Donald E. George, William G. Newell, Howard W. Beale, Frank T. Young, Paul J. Kishel Jr., Stanley J. . . . Map (db m131974) WM
25 New York, Erie County, Aurora — 621 — Griffins Mills
Grist mill built here ca. 1810 Owned by Griffins family and later by Yaw bros. Saw mill, carding mill, fulling mill & tannery also stood nearby.Map (db m164161) HM
26 New York, Erie County, Aurora — Honor Roll
Honor Roll By duty done is honor won. A tribute to our sons who participated in the Second World War for humanity. In cherished memory of Joseph Pusztay Donald Fox Burtell Suhr Map (db m104159) WM
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27 New York, Erie County, Aurora — UH-1 Helicopter
UH-1 Helicopter The Bell UH-1 "Huey" helicopter is commonly referred to as the workhorse of the Vietnam War. It was responsible for lifesaving, medical evacuation, troop and cargo movement, and when properly equipped, as a gunship. This . . . Map (db m131977) WM
28 New York, Erie County, Aurora — 504 — W. Aurora Church
W. Aurora Church est. 1810. Building dedicated in 1832. Abolitionist and former slave Sojourner Truth spoke here Oct. 1, 1868. Map (db m131849) HM
29 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
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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 callMap (db m80618) WM
35 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
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36 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
37 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
38 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
39 New York, Erie County, Boston — Site of the John Love Murder — Dec. 15, 1824
The Thayer Brothers, Isaac, Israel and Nelson, unable to repay the debt they owed to Great Lakes seaman, John Love, murdered him in Israel's home. They were tried in Buffalo, June 7, 1825. A great crowd witnessed this, the only public hanging in . . . Map (db m73354) HM
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 New York, Erie County, Brant — In Memory of the Sons
In memory of the sons of this community who gave their lives for freedom in the Second World War. [6 names] Map (db m104241) WM
44 New York, Erie County, Brant — Town of Brant Honors
Town of Brant honors its men and women who have served their country in its hour of need Map (db m104242) WM
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45 New York, Erie County, Brant — Town of Brant Memorial Park
Town of Brant Memorial Park Originally named Sampton in 1820, Morse's Corners in 1835, and organized as BRANDT on Mar. 25, 1839 after the Mohawk Chief Col. Joseph Brandt. His Indian name, Pha-wan-da-nee-gah, meant "Wood partly burned" or . . . Map (db m104240) HM
46 New York, Erie County, Buffalo — "The Black Rock" — Reported missing
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
47 New York, Erie County, Buffalo — 202nd Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry
In commemoration of the 202nd Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry recruited in Buffalo and vicinity, for service in the War With Spain. Mustered in July and August, 1898. Mustered out at Savannah, Georgia, April 15, 1899. Served in the United . . . Map (db m226514) HM WM
48 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
49 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
50 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
51 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
52 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
53 New York, Erie County, Buffalo — Lillion Batchelor - Champion of WNY History
Lillion Batchelor founded Buffalo Quarters Historical Society in 1995. Her purpose was to increase National and International awareness of the significant role of Buffalo in the Underground Railroad movement. The Society presents annual . . . Map (db m220636) HM
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54 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 m236060) HM
55 New York, Erie County, Buffalo — The Legend of John Maynard — Immortalized in a poem by Theodor Fontane
John Maynard “Who is John Maynard?” “John Maynard, he was our helmsman Who held out ’till he brought us safely through, Saved us and wears a hero’s crown above. For us he died, and his reward our love. John . . . Map (db m92930) HM
56 New York, Erie County, Buffalo — The Niagara River
The Niagara River Historic Events: War of 1812 Approximately 2000 feet northwest from this spot, in the Niagara River, lies the remains of a (War of 1812) battleship. The vessel was identified as the U.S.S. Adams, also known as the H.M.S. . . . Map (db m140671) HM
57 New York, Erie County, Buffalo — Thunder Over the Niagara — Gun Batteries Used in the War of 1812 in Black Rock
Batteries are fortifications used to protect the men and cannons as they take up positions in battle. The Niagara River had a number of these located on both sides of the river during the War of 1812. Made largely of wood and having two levels to . . . Map (db m97930) HM
58 New York, Erie County, Buffalo — Underground Railroad River Crossing
From this site and from other places along the Niagara River escaping slaves were conducted across the boundary from the United States to freedom in Canada.Map (db m97933) HM
59 New York, Erie County, Buffalo — West Ferry Street Bascule Bridge
"Our world of today revolves around things which at one time couldn't be done because they were supposedly beyond the limits of human endeavor...don't be afraid to dream." - Joseph B. Strauss. The foot of West Ferry Street has been significant to . . . Map (db m97963) HM
60 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Albright — 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
61 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Albright — 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
62 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Allentown — Adam House — 448 Delaware Avenue
This brick and stone mansion was built circa 1876 for Robert Borthwick Adam (1833-1904), founder of Buffalo's famed retailer Adam, Meldrum & Anderson. One of many distinguished homes erected in the late 19th and early 20th centuries on Buffalo's . . . Map (db m130992) HM
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63 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Allentown — Coit House — Built Circa 1815
Built shortly after the burning of Buffalo in December 1813, the George Coit House is the oldest extant home in Buffalo. Originally sited downtown at 53 Pearl St. on the southeast corner of Swan Street., the house was enlarged and moved to the more . . . Map (db m104030) HM
64 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Allentown — From Buffalo... To the White House — Frances Folsom Birthplace and Home 168 Edward Street — Buffalo Neighborhood Landmark —
Here at 168 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 m151982) HM
65 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Allentown — 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
66 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Allentown — Sisters of Charity Hospital — — 1848-1876 —
Sisters of Charity Hospital — 1848-1876 — First hospital in Buffalo. Founded by John Timon, C.M., first Catholic Bishop of Buffalo, and operated by the Sisters of Charity. Map (db m104006) HM
67 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Allentown — 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
68 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Allentown — The Mansion on Delaware Avenue
Millionaire's Row Charles F. Sternberg, who owned a grain elevator on Ohio Street, commissioned the Mansion as a private residence in 1869 at an estimated cost of $200,000. Architect George M. Allison, about whom little is known, designed . . . Map (db m76056) HM
69 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Allentown — Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt 26th President of The United States of America Inaugurated at this site September 14th, 1901Map (db m139973) HM
70 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Allentown — Toni Sisti Park
Anthony Sisti, born Greenwich Village, New York City, 1901, came to Buffalo at the age of ten. Artist by profession, boxer by avocation, prime mover in the development of this city's Allentown district where he maintained his studio and gallery . . . Map (db m104032) HM
71 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Allentown — Trinity Church
The second Episcopal Church in Buffalo. Parish organized 1836. Building erected 1886.Map (db m75837) HM
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72 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Allentown — Wilcox Mansion — Reported missing
Site of Army barracks established here in 1838. President Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office as President of the United States here in 1901.Map (db m151375) HM
73 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Allentown — William Dorsheimer House
This structure has been recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey of the United States Department of the Interior for its archives at the Library of CongressMap (db m92938) HM
74 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Babcock — Henry Wolanski — Former Site American Legion Post
Former site Henry Wolanski American Legion Post No. 707 Killed in action at age 19 U.S. Army - World War I Interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial France Map (db m131855) WM
75 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — 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
76 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — 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
77 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — 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 cargoMap (db m57121) HM
78 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — 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
79 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — 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
80 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — 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
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81 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — 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 1813Map (db m226679) HM
82 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — 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
83 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — Jacob Smith House and Tavern — Ca. 1830-1835
This timber-frame Federal style house was constructed to accommodate prospective settlers in the village of Lower Black Rock. Originally built by Augustus Porter (1769-1849) and other investors, it was sold to Jacob Smith (1818-1871) in the 1840's. . . . Map (db m93780) HM
84 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — 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
85 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — 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
86 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — 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
87 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — 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
88 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — Old Navy Yard — 1813 — Reported missing
Five vessels of Commodore Perry's fleet were reconditioned on south bank at mouth of Scajaquada Creek.Map (db m44552) HM
89 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — 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
90 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — St. John's Church — 1891
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91 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — St. John's German Cemetery — Reported missing
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 the 1840s, and their descendants through the mid 1920s were . . . Map (db m93774) HM
92 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — Stephen W. Howell — House and Store 1830
This limestone Federal style house was built by Stephen W. Howell (1808 – 1885). Howell was a prominent resident of Black Rock and built the Frontier Mills in 1831. His adjacent store has since been demolished.Map (db m139972) HM
93 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — The Fenian Invasion of 1866
The Fenian Brotherhood was a group of Irish Nationalists founded in the United States in 1858 with the goal of creating an Irish Republic. In this vicinity, from the docks of the Pratt Iron Works, on the night of June 1st, 1866, the Fenians . . . Map (db m140705) HM
94 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — The Pan-American Exposition — Historic New York
Extending one mile north from Delaware Park Lake, between Elmwood and Delaware Avenues, the Pan-American Exposition was a spectacular sight to over eight million visitors from May 1 to November 2, 1901. Ornate buildings, embellished with . . . Map (db m57079) HM
95 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — Tow Path Park
Tow Path Park The “Black Rock” The black rock that gave the area its name was situated in the Niagara River just north of where the Peace Bridge is now, near the foot of present-day School Street. It was 200 feet wide, rose about . . . Map (db m140711) HM
96 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Black Rock — Unity Island
Unity Island Discovered in 1679 by the men of LaSalle’s expedition, the Senecas knew this island as ”De-dyo-no-guh-doh,” or Divided Island because it was divided by a marshy creek called Smuggler’s Run. Presented in 1798 by the . . . Map (db m57108) HM
97 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Broadway - Fillmore — 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 2007Map (db m81341) HM
98 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Broadway - Fillmore — 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
99 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Broadway - Fillmore — 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
100 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Broadway - Fillmore — The Buffalo Stockyards
The Buffalo Stockyards once occupied this 100-acre site. A major employer for over a century, the livestock trade supported a variety of meat-packing and leather crafting businesses. On July 3, 1959 the site was selected for construction of . . . Map (db m81353) HM

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