Historic Lake Avenue

Historic Lake Avenue (HM1RRT)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14219 Erie County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 47.837', W 78° 49.794'

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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 dirt road near the Erie RR tracks. Building the "Blasdell Hotel" would then set in motion a chain of events that would lead to the emergence of the Village's first commercial district. By 1890 the Lake Avenue strip, bounded by LaBelle Avenue on the east and the Erie RR tracks on the west, was complete, and by the time the village was incorporated in 1898 the main commercial buildings included, on the south side of the street, the "Stambach Block" housing a grocery and several apartments, the Stutts hardware store and a separate stove shop, the W.F. Salisbury building housing a real estate office and the village post office and the Grange hall containing a grocery and an undertaking business. The hotel, a barber shop, two private residences and a house that later would be the site of the village post office were located on the north side.
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe People of the Village of Blasdell
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 677464 N 4740587
Decimal Degrees42.79728333, -78.82990000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 47.837', W 78° 49.794'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 47' 50.22" N, 78° 49' 47.64" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 129 Lake Ave, Buffalo NY 14219, US
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