These are near the city limits of Buffalo, correct? My grandma's uncles built many of the houses in the area just north of the Buffalo city limit.
Very close. They're just north of the Kenmore village line, about a mile north of the City of Buffalo boundary.These are near the city limits of Buffalo, correct? My grandma's uncles built many of the houses in the area just north of the Buffalo city limit.
I think my ancestors built many houses in Kenmore as well. They built all along Delaware Avenue, Elmwood Avenue, and the side streets in that area.Very close. They're just north of the Kenmore village line, about a mile north of the City of Buffalo boundary.
Like much of the Town of Tonawanda, Deerhurst Park was platted in the 1920s, with streets, sidewalks and even some houses built. The depression hit in 1929, halting development for several years. Some houses were built in the late 1930s as the economy recovered, but World War II struck, and development halted yet again. Building resumed in the late 1940s, and the development reached buildout in the early 1960s.
Lookiong at maps.live.com to see these places on a map, I now see some areas marked with these names. Lincoln Park obviously is in the Lincoln Park area; Kenilworth is marked with a dot, as is Green Acres (as Green Acres Valley). Deerhurst Park is not marked, but other places do seem to be marked: Ellwood Park, Grover Cleveland Terrace, etc.Tonawanda never really had long-established and named hamlets like Amherst and Hamburg. The named Tonawanda neighborhoods that I know of are:
Deerhurst Park: area around Colvin Avenue, north of the Village of Kenmore.
Ivy Lea: along Colvin Avenue, north of Deerhurst Park, south of Sheridan Drive
Kenilworth: northwest of Kenmore Avenue and Niagara Falls Boulevard
Lincoln Park: southwest of Sheridan Drive and Niagara Falls Boulevard
Green Acres: north of the 290, west of Niagara Falls Boulevard
Troy Del Way, Mar Del Way, Cid Del Way, Char Del Way, Dan Troy Drive, Troy View Lane ...Troy Del Way?
It's immediately north of the Kenmore village limits.I always thought this was in Kenmore. Is part of it in Kenmore? A friend of mine grew up in this area in one of the more expensive sections. The interiors are very nice.
The problem with the suburbs is not that they are outside the city it is the mode in which most are built and since most have been built post wwII the standards have been much lower than this area.
I just looked up some prices in that area. They are running in the mid to low 200K's for some fairly plain 50's-ish models. That is respectable for the Buffalo market. I did not get any hits on Doncaster. That street probably brings in much higher prices. You will find some very nice houses throughout this whole area. Look at Argon and the surrounding steets for some similar stuff. The houses don't start to get boring until you get around St. Joes High School.It's immediately north of the Kenmore village limits.
One great thing about Tonawanda was the result of land speculation in the 1920s - a traditional grid of streets with few cul-de-sacs, dead ends or pods.
I think Deerhurst Park must have had an architectural review committee and strict architectural standards. There's almost no examples of typical Buffalo-style middle/upper middle end housing from the era there; no frame four-squares, Dutch Colonials or semi-bungalows. The strict design standards in the high-end 1920s-era developents seem to be lacking in newer subdivisions in Buffalo's 'burbs. $500K for houses with no side walls, a false facade with vinyl siding on the sides and rear, and generic contractor-grade asphalt roofing shingles? No thanks.