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Canal Path

(02.19.03) The old Canal path along the Niagara River. Today the Rte. I-190 runs right under the same bridge shown in this 1920's vintage photo. The Canal bed was filled in and paved for the highway project. -Photo: Steve Powell

William J. Conners 1913 view of Niagara Square Niagara Square in 1913
(12.02.02) The Area where one of the most powerful Buffalonian's ever Buffalo's got his start in the old First Ward. William J. Conners or "Fingy" who owned the Buffalo Courier and the Express also had great power with the waterfront labor force. -Photo: Colliers (01.08.03) A rare 1913 view of Niagara Square in Buffalo and the Mckinley Monument. Photo: Steve Powell (01.20.03) The other half of a rare 1913 view of Niagara Square in Buffalo, New York and the Mckinley Monument. Photo: Steve Powell (02.04.03) The Clinton Market in 1897, located in Buffalo, New York. Photo: Steve Powell (02.10.03) The Chippewa Market in 1897, located in Buffalo, New York. Photo: Steve Powell

North Division and Franklin Street in Buffalo

Buffalo Times Agency in 1892 German American Brewing Company Lift Bridge the Liberty Bank Building
(09.23.02) This photo was taken in busier times at the corner of North Division and Franklin Street in Buffalo. This photo predates 1912. Back then it only cost 5 cents to see Charlie Chaplin. -Photo: Picture Book Earlier Buffalo. (10.14.02) This is an 1892 photo of the Buffalo Times Agency at 1068 Main Street. It was sent into the Times by a Mrs. Sarah V. Myers of 110 Mayer Avenue in Buffalo for this 1920's edition of the Times. -Photo: Steve Powell (10.26.02) The old German American Brewing Company as seen from Main Street (at the corner of High St.) in 1885. This extreemly rare photo view was taken from the book 100 Years of Brewing. (11.16.02) The Michigan Avenue Lift Bridge as it appeared in the mid-ninteenth Century. Photo: Jason Malleroy, Brighton, MI (11.25.02) A view of Downtown Buffalo from atop the Liberty Bank Building. Photo: Buffalo Times October 25, 1925.
Niagara Street -Buffalo Thomas M. Jeffersons Tin Ware Manufactory Blue Bonnets Football Team Buffalo Volunteer Fire Company No. 4 riots that rocked the East side of Buffalo from June 26th through July 1st of 1967
(07.08.02) This image is from an old postcard marked: "Looking out Niagara Street from Main Street showing McKinley monument, Buffalo, NY. Date unknown.-Photo: Steve Powell (07.14.02) Thomas M. Jefferson'sTin Ware Manufactory on Old Mohawk Street. The building was torn down in 1915. -Source: Severance, Frank, H. Ed. Buffalo Historical Society Publications Volume XIX. 1915. James D. Warren's Sons Company. Buffalo, NY (07.22.02) The Blue Bonnets Club football team of 1934. They were the Lightweight Champions of Buffalo!
More on the history of Buffalo football click here. -Photo submitted by Kevin & Carol Adams
(08.17.02) Buffalo Volunteer Fire Company No. 4 organized in 1828 and Rescue Hook & Ladder No. 1 organized in 1830. This firehouse was at Huron and Washington Streets. Photo photo predates 1899. -Source: Geschichte der Deutschen in Buffalo und Erie County, NY -1898.

(09.06.02) This photo was taken on Wednesday, June 28, 1967 during the height of the Buffalo riots that rocked the East side of Buffalo from June 26th through July 1st of that year. This snapshot taken by photographer Hal Franklif was published in the following days Buffalo Evening News. It shows rioters overturning a car that was abandoned in the middle of the street at the corner of Sycamore and Grey Streets in Buffalo. The driver of the car escaped without injury. -Source: E.H. Powell Archives.

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