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Old October 23rd, 2007, 09:34 PM   #1
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Buffalo's Black Rock neighborhood

Black Rock is a neighborhood of Buffalo's waterfront. The neighborhood is located on the Niagara River just north of the International Railroad Bridge and Squaw Island. Black Rock was originally a separate village from Buffalo, and competed with Buffalo for the terminus of the Erie Canal. Buffalo won that battle due to it's larger haror and because it was a little farther from Canada, which had participated in fighting the Americans in the War of 1812. Black Rock was incorporated into the city of Buffalo in 1853. The neighborhood served as the last stop on one of the routes of the Underground Railroad, as runaway slaves crossed into Ontario over the Niagara River.

The Engine #15 Fire House on Amherst Street.

Houses on East Street.

An old railroad building on Niagara Street at Parish Street.

Houses on Dearborn Street.

Houses on Hamilton Street.

St. Francis Xavier School on East Street. The school was set up by German Catholic immigrants who wanted their children to get a Catholic education. After the school was set up, St. Francis Xavier parish was formed.

St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church on East Street. The church was built in 1913.

St. John's United Church of Christ on Amherst Street.

Houses on Dearborn Street near Hamilton Street.

Houses on Austin Street.

Houses on Gorton Street at Austin Street.

Businesses on Niagara Street.

The old Jubilee Library on the left, and the old Unity Temple on the right, both on Niagara Street. The Unity Temple was designed by E.B. Green.

Houses and businesses on Niagara Street.

Houses and grit on Guernsey Street at Farmer Street.

Black Rock Academy, also known as Public School 51, on Hertel Avenue.

Looking north from Towpath Park at Strawberry Island.

Looking south from Towpath Park at the northern tip of Squaw Island, the International Bridge, and Canada.

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church on Hertel Avenue. The parish was founded in 1867, and the church is now up for lease.

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Old October 24th, 2007, 12:04 AM   #2
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Nice work X!
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Old October 24th, 2007, 12:16 AM   #3
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great collection
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It's got that Buffalo look.
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Originally Posted by Bond James Bond View Post
It's got that Buffalo look.
Every time you eat a hot wing, thank Buffalo NY.
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