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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Erie County, New York

 
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1New 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
2New 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
3New 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
4New 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
5New 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
6New 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
7New 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
8New 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
9New 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
10New 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
11New 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
12New 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
13New York (Erie County), Amherst — Site of Wolf's Mill — 1877
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14New 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
15New 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
16New 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
17New 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
18New 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
19New 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
20New 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
21New 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
22New 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
23New 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
24New 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
25New 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
26New 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
27New 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
28New 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
29New 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
30New 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
31New 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
32New 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
33New 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
34New 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
35New 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
36New 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
37New 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
38New 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
39New 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
40New 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
41New 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
42New 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
43New 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
44New 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
45New 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
46New 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
47New 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
48New 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
49New 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
50New 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
51New 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
52New 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
53New 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
54New 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
55New 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
56New York (Erie County), Buffalo — 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
57New 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
58New York (Erie County), Buffalo — All Veterans / Middle East Wars Monument
[facing west] In Memory of All American Veterans This memorial honors all American veterans who, although separated by generations, shared a common, undeniable goal - - to valiantly protect our country's freedoms. The memories of these American . . . Map (db m131877) WM
59New 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 sacrificeMap (db m74388) WM
60New York (Erie County), Buffalo — America's Crossroads: The Spaulding Exchange
The large hole in the ground, which will soon be developed to its former glory, where the Memorial Auditorium formerly stood, was once the most dynamic, most vibrant, most exciting public assembly place in Buffalo. Known as Spaulding’s Exchange, . . . Map (db m140647) HM
61New 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
62New 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
63New 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
64New 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
65New 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
66New 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
67New 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
68New 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 m151380) HM
69New 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
70New 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 cargoMap (db m57121) HM
71New 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
72New 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
73New 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
74New 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
75New 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
76New 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
77New 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
78New 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
79New 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
80New 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
81New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo Cavalry Association
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82New 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 . . . Map (db m85195) HM
83New 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
84New 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
85New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo Municipal Baseball Association — World War Memorial
In honor of the members of The Buffalo Municipal Baseball Association Inc. who served their country in the World War for democracy 1917 - 1919 Map (db m131854) WM
86New 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
87New 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
88New 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
89New 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
90New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo’s Irish Regiment — The 155th New York State Volunteers
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91New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo's Birthplace — Where the Erie Canal Joins the Commercial Slip
Buffalo’s Birthplace: Where the Erie Canal Joins the Commercial Slip Look closely at this wonderful picture of Buffalo’s Waterfront in its heyday for evidence of life in those early days before the railroads took over the waterfront. Note . . . Map (db m140650) HM
92New 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
93New 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
94New 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
95New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Canal and Harbor — Transforming Buffalo
Canal and Harbor Transforming Buffalo The Erie Canal formally opened on Oct. 26, 1825, connecting the heartlands of the continent to the rest of the world. As the engineering marvel of its time, the canal helped transform Buffalo into the . . . Map (db m140745) HM
96New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Canisius College
Canisius College Founded in 1870 by the Jesuits at 434 Ellicott Street. Moved to this site in 1912. Largest private institution of higher education on the Niagara Frontier.Map (db m131858) HM
97New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Central Presbyterian Church
Central Presbyterian Church Founded November 14, 1835 Moved to this site May 7, 1910Map (db m81140) HM
98New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Charles R. Turner
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99New 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
100New York (Erie County), Buffalo — 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

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