CLASSIC WATERWAYS OF BUFFALO:

The  Western Terminus of the Erie Canal

The streets and waterways of the canal district from 1884 
overlaid on a 2007 aerial view of the area

A great source of maps, pictures, and stories of the area is the book by Michael N. Vogel, Ed Patton, and Paul Redding titled: America's Crossroads, Buffalo's Canal Street/ Dante Place: The Making of a City: Acorn Books LLC P.O. Box 294, Derby, New York 14047  http://danteplace.com/   

978-0-615-33554-4.

*NEW* Sept 8, 2009 The Inner Harbor Overlay Map

1884 Streets and Structures

Click HERE for PDF version (435k)


The Inner Harbor & The Aud

Special thanks to ShutterBugStroll for allowing the use of his pictures

A great collection of photos and videos of the Aud demolition

 

 

click here for 300 dpi image in PDF  (1.5 Meg)

The "Aud" with the Erie Canal Terminus and the the 1884 waterways, streets, & buildings overlay

(Click image for hi-res photo)


Foundation walls underneath the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium

Photos by Brian "ShutterBugStroll"

Removal of the concrete steps on the Main Street entrance to the Aud during

its demolition revealed building foundation walls from historic buildings.

   

ERIE CANAL TERMINUS-to Genessee Street

 w/ Coit Slip, Slips #1 & 2  & More

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THE HAMBURG CANAL PAGE
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THE ERIE CANAL FROM

TONAWANDA TO BUFFALO

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Canal Overlay Tonawanda
*NEW* The canal

in Tonawanda

Entire Canal Route from Tonawanda to Buffalo

Canal from Tonawanda to Buffalo

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The canal route from Tonawanda

Creek to the Terminus in Buffalo

Cornelius Creek - North Buffalo 1872-2007

North Buffalo was farmlands in 1872

when this waterway followed Hertel

(then Bird St.) from Norwalk to the river.

The Pan-American Exposition:  1901 - 2007

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I'm in SCHMAPP!

 
 

 

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BUFFALO CREEK

 

Website and graphics

2009 George Thomas Apfel

Last update 5 July 2009

Auditorium Demo Photos by ShutterBugStroll

 

I'm a Buffalo native who has always been fascinated with what "used to be there," from my childhood growing up in North Buffalo I often wondered about what the city was like in the past.  I would walk along the Belt Line (then the New York Central) and was curious about the ghost tracks which led to an area which I would later discover was the grounds of the Pan American Exposition. 

 

Comments and corrections are always welcome!