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Steve Cichon

From the earliest days of the internet, Steve Cichon has been writing, digitizing, and sharing the stories and images of all the things that make Buffalo special and unique. When you browse the blog here at Buffalo Stories LLC, you’re bound to not only relive a memory– but also find some context for our pop culture past– and see exciting ways how it might fit into our region’s boundless future.

Categories:

Buffalo’s Pop Culture Heritage
The essence of Buffalo Stories is defining and celebrating the people, places, and things that make Buffalo… Buffalo. That’s Buffalo’s pop culture heritage-– and that’s what you’ll find here.

Buffalo’s Radio & TV 
Irv. Danny. Van. Carol. The men and women who’ve watched and listened to have become family enough that we only need their first names. Buffalo has a deep and rich broadcasting history.  Here are some of the names, faces, sounds and stories which have been filling Buffalo’s airwaves since 1922.

 Buffalo’s Neighborhoods
North and South Buffalo. The East and West Sides.  But how many neighborhoods can you name that don’t fit any of those descriptions? From the biggest geographical sections, to the dozens of micro-neighborhoods and hundreds of great intersections.

Parkside
There is a category for Buffalo Neighborhoods, but as the historian of Buffalo’s Parkside Neighborhood, and having written two books on the neighborhood’s history, giving the Fredrick Law Olmsted designed Parkside Neighborhood it’s own category makes sense.

Family & Genealogy
My family history is Buffalo history. All eight of my great-grandparents lived in Buffalo, including my Great-Grandma Scurr, who is among the children in this Doyle family photo taken in Glasgow, Scotland. Aside from Scotland, my great-grandparents came from Pennsylvania, Poland, and England. One branch of my family tree stretches back to Buffalo in the 1820s, and a seventh-great aunt was among the first babies baptized at St. Louis Roman Catholic church back in 1829, when the church was still a log cabin.

&c, &c, &C: reflections from Steve’s desk
While my primary focus for this site is sharing about things that make Buffalo wonderful and unique, sometimes I have other thoughts, too. I share those here, along with some of the titles from other categories which I’ve written about in a more personal manner.

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BN Chronicles
Steve’s daily looks back at Buffalo’s past from the archives of The Buffalo News and Buffalo Stories LLC. Weekly features include “Torn Down Tuesday” and “What it looked like Wednesday,” along with decade by decade looks at what Buffalo used to be– and how we got here from there.


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Jim & June Coyle: a devotion and love that lives on

By Steve Cichon
steve@buffalostories.com
@stevebuffalo

Today is Grandma Coyle’s birthday in heaven… But I think she’d be OK with me sharing this great pic of the love of her life which popped up in my Facebook memories today.
eating breakfast in Lackawanna.
The love and devotion they felt and lived rivaled any of the great love stories ever told. How deeply blessed we– their children and grandchildren– are to have had such love and such an example of love in our lives.
Backyard, 841 Tifft Street
 
Somewhere on high, Grandma’s birthday is perfect– her lil body snuggled in perfectly against Gramps’ big frame, his big meaty arm draped around her shoulder, gently squeezing her in tight.
Side door, 109 Hayden Street
It’s just like grandma– giving the gifts of beautiful memories on her birthday.

Hoping for Americans acting more American soon

By Steve Cichon
steve@buffalostories.com
@stevebuffalo

As Americans, we’re all still the same, you know.

Whether you agree with Trump or Streep, strip away the name calling and white-hot hatred for the other side, and it’s the same fear at the core for left and right.

Many Americans feel that after 241 years of progress– that in today’s America their way of life is in jeopardy.

Right and left, Conservative and Progressive alike are worried they’ll wake up in a country where they have been pushed out and are no longer welcome.

That’s the opposite of what it has always meant to be an American.

I did not create this image, but I can’t seem to track down the original creator online. If you made it, please e-mail me so I can give you credit.

Shouldn’t that be a starting point? Isn’t there a leader who’ll rally us around that? “Things are changing pal… but let’s keep it together and make sure we’re all along for the ride and happy.”

We can do that by disregarding the extremists and name callers who stand to profit in some way by keeping America divided… and get back to something other than looking at half of our fellow Americans as assholes.

Right? Do you really feel that 50% of Americans don’t deserve to call themselves “Americans” because of their beliefs or behaviors? Isn’t that what you’re accusing *them* of?

Regardless of our “leaders,” can we, among ourselves, figure out a way to be more civil? To talk to one another instead of past one another? Leave hyperbole behind? Acknowledge our own flaws, find what’s right in our neighbors, shake hands, and find some common ground?

Not judge the heart, soul, and mind of wide swaths of the American population based on one person’s speech or tweet?

Spend less time hating and more time building something so great, so filled with pride and love and peace and hard work and dedication and humility and AMERICA that you win over the other guys without a fight… because despite any political differences, you are the perfect reflection of what our country has always stood for?

Well, that’s what I’m doing anyway. I mean, after I get done reading the hate mail caused by calling for world peace. Hahaha.

staffannouncer.com (2003-2017)


staffannouncer.com is now BuffaloStories.com

Since 2003, Steve Cichon has been posting the sights, sounds, and stories of Buffalo’s pop culture past and present at staffannouncer.com.

Now, all of the great memories and plenty more are in an updated easy to read format at BuffaloStories.com.

Click for the complete pages of staffannouncer.com 

It’s really hard to imagine, but back in 2003, you couldn’t find much about Irv Weinstein, Crystal Beach, Clint Buehlman, AM&A’s and Sattler’s online.

An early staffannouncer.com production image.

There were no researched stories or articles about many of Buffalo’s most cherished pop culture touchstones.

In those days of prohibitively expensive digital scanners and cameras, dial up internet access, and slow page load times, there were very few photos of these people and places on the web.

Not wanting to live in a world where typing “Commander Tom” into Google had zero results, Cichon created staffannouncer.com with the idea that it would be a place to share his passion about broadcasters, broadcasting, and the stuff that was broadcasted about… especially here in Buffalo.

Fast forward to 2017, and many of the pages created more than a decade earlier aren’t formatted properly for the desktop, tablet, and smartphone browsers of modern web surfing.

Cichon spent months bringing all the 1999 AOL chatroom looking pages into the current Snapchat world, duplicating staffannouncer.com on BuffaloStories.com, where it’s far easier to read, search, and update as needed.

While the main staffannouncer.com URL will now redirect here to buffalostories.com, that’s the only change to the website. All the old pages will remain online at their original addresses as a form of historic preservation– but they won’t be updated, either for content or browser compatibility.

And in case you miss the old staffannouncer.com homepage, that’s still there, too… http://staffannouncer.com/lasthomepage.html

The pages of staffannouncer.com

Reformatted & Updated pages from staffannouncer.com finding a new home at buffalostories.com
Reformatted & Updated pages from staffannouncer.com finding a new home at buffalostories.com

Buffalo Postcards– Hundreds of ’em

By Steve Cichon
steve@buffalostories.com
@stevebuffalo

A collection of well over 600 Buffalo Postcards.

 

1855CourtHouse
Court House. From a series of Buffalo drawings from 1855.

1855LightHouse
Buffalo Light House

1855MarketHouse
Market House

1855NiagaraRailroadDepot
Niagara Railroad Depot

1855SherwoodHouse
Sherwood House

1stbaptistchurch
First Baptist Church- North Street at N.Pearl

AerialDowntown
Aerial view of Downtown. Notice there is no Convention Center… Genesee Street goes right to Niagara Square without interruption.


Albright Museum & State Teachers College. Look at all those trees… Now parking lots.


Arnholt’s Restaurant, 299 Washington St. opposite the Ellicott Square Building. Now a parking lot.

Arrival-of-Fire-Dept
Arrival of Fire Dept on Genesee St., Fighting fires with horse & buggy.

BabyFurntiture1294Hertel
Baby Furntiture Store, 1294 Hertel Ave

BfloRaceway
Buffalo Raceway, under the lights

Bisons-Base-Ball-Park
Bisons Base-Ball Park, Offermann Stadium

BroadwayFillmoreAvenues
Broadway& Fillmore Avenues. This intersection is much more the same than many others, Except the donkey and the trolley tracks. This is standing with your back to downtown looking at the Broadway Market.

BroadwayLookingWest
Broadway Looking West… Nice trolley

broadwaymkt
The Broadway Market. Note Kleinhans on the front umbrella.

BuffHarbor
Buffalo Harbor Showing Coal docks

BuffHarbor10
Harbor Scene: Grain Elevators and Steam Ships

BuffHarbor12
Harbor Scene

BuffHarbor13
Harbor Scene: Real photo this time

BuffHarbor14
The Harbor: ladies in a rowboat

BuffHarbor15
The Ship Channel

BuffHarbor4
Two Lighthouses.

BuffHarbor60sTugBoats
1960s Tug Boats, The Oklahoma and the North Carolina in Buffalo Harbor

BuffHarbor8
Entrance to the Harbor

BuffHarbor9
Another Harbor Scene

BuffHarborAmericana1
The Americana: Sailing between Buffalo and Crystal Beach (more in the Crystal Beach section)

BuffHarborBfloYachtClub
Buffalo Yacht Club

BuffHarborDakotaElevator
The Dakota Elevator

BuffHarborFireBoat
Buffalo Fire Boat in Action

BuffHarborFireTug1908
Same card as previous with different coloring… common in old postcards.

BuffHarborGrainElevators
Concrete Grain Elevators

BuffHarborGrainElevators2
Grain Elevators

BuffHarborJackKnife1
Jack Knife Bridge, Kellogg Grain Elevator… This is Michigan Ave, just past the new casino heading away from downtown.

BuffHarborJackKnife2
Jack Knife Bridge. Given the number of different postcards I’ve seen of this bridge, It must have been impressive in its day

BuffHarborJackKnife3
More Jack Knife Bridge

BuffHarborJackKnife4
Jack Knife Bridge

Buffharbor6
Jack Knife Bridge 1950s, a cool later view

BuffHarborLighthouse1
The Buffalo Harbor Lighthouse. One of Buffalo’s oldest still-standing structures.

BuffHarborLighthouses
Two Lighthouses. Again, the more familiar one stil stands across the Harbor from the Hatch

BuffHarborMouth
Mouth of the Harbor Using the Lighthouse for bearing, the Aud site is out of site just to the right

BuffHarborNYCRRyards
NYCRR yards near the waterfront. Train tracks criss-crossed the waterfront area.

BuffHarborNewLocks
New Locks. The old Intl RR Bridge.

BuffHarborStereo
Buffalo Harbor Stereocard. Stereocards were placed in a binocular-like device and the images would appear.

BuffHarborUnloadingOre
Unloading Iron Ore

BuffHarborView
View from the Harbor. That’s St. Joseph’s Cathedral with the twin spires just right of the middle

BuffHarborWaterfrontafterStorm1907
After the storm of Jan 20, 1907

BuffHarborYachtRace
Yacht Race with the Yacht Club in the background

Buffharbor5
Entrance to the Harbor

Buffharbor7
Entrance to Harbor. Real Photo version of previous card

BuffaloAirport1
Buffalo Airport. Built in 1939 as a WPA project, it was expanded in 1955, 1961, 1971, and 1977…

BuffaloAirport2
Buffalo Airport. This building was replaced in 1997 by the current terminal. The current building is slightly to the west of where this building stood.

BuffaloAirport3
Greater Buffalo International Airport. The Name was changed from Buffalo Municipal Airport when the city handed the airport over to the predecessor to the NFTA in 1959. It became the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in 1996.

BuffaloAirport4
Original Terminal. This would eventually be known as the “East Terminal,” with a west terminal built in the 70s to alleviate over crowding.

BuffaloGeneralHospital
Buffalo General Hospital.

BuffaloStateHospital
Buffalo State Hospital. Now known as the HH Richardson complex, located on Forest Ave near Elmwood.

CBAmericanaFootofMain
Boarding the Americana. The ferry to Crystal Beach left the foot of Main Street. The Aud and the Metro Rail would be in this shot…

CBCanadianaAtDock
Canadiana At Dock. You’d take the Americana or the Canadiana from the foot of Main to the Dock at Crystal Beach

CBCanadianaAtSea
The Americana coming….

CBCanadianaatSea2
And the Canadiana going…

CBMIdwayEntrance
Entrance Midway Entrance. Crystal Beach thrilled the people of Southern Ontario and Western New York from 1888-1989.

CBMidway4
Crystal Beach Midway. Despite 70 years difference, the midway didn’t look all that different when it eventually closed.

CBarriving
Arriving at Crystal Beach

CBatWinter
The Crystal Beach Pier in winter

CBathleticField
Athletic Field at Crystal Beach. The Coaster in the background was known as the Backety-Back.

CBbathers
Bathers on Crystal Beach

CBbathersBoatPier
Bathers as the Canadiana approaches

CBbeach
Bathers and Boat


1940s view: Bathers and Canadiana

CBbflosConeyIs
Buffalo’s Coney Island: Crystal Beach. Close up View of the Backety-Back


Two-level Boardwalk and Pier

CBbuffalosUnionStationRide
Union Station Ride

CBchildrenWading
Children Wading

CBcustomHouse
Real Picture card of Customs House. Taken from either Canadiana or Americana

CBcustomHouse2
Customs House

CBcustomHouse3
Customs House

CBcustomsLine
After the Customs House on the Pier

CBpier
The Pier. You can see the deck chairs in this shot.

CBdivers
Crystal Beach Divers. This doesn’t appear safe…

CBjollyBathers
Jolly Bathers at Crystal Beach. Notice the cottages along the beach…

CBmidway
Entrance to the Midway

CBmidway2
More from the Midway

CBmidway3
Midway. This One’s very familiar to me… Even only with memories of the 80s at CB

CBmidway5
Another Midway Scene

CBmidway6
Again on the Midway

CBrazzleDazzle
Razzle Dazzle. An Early amusement that looks to be unsafe.

CBmoonOnLakeErie
Moonlight on Lake Erie. What a way to end a Crystal Beach date…

cazCasino
Cazenovia Park Casino. The water is no longer there… This side of the building faces the creek

cazcasino2
Casino Closeup

cazbathroom2
Cazenovia Park. This is at the end of the ball diamonds… Basically a bathroom hut as far as I remember it 25 years ago. This is where our grandpa taught my brother and me to “not touch anything” in the public restrooms.

CazBridge
Cazenovia Bridge. This looks alot like the area below the current Cazenovia St. (not Pkwy) Bridge…

CazPark1922
Cazenovia Park 1922.

CentralTerminal1
Central Terminal. Here are several views of the building’s exterior…

CentralTerminal2
Central Terminal

CentralTerminal3
Central Terminal

CentralTerminalCars
Central Terminal

CentralTerminalCocktailLoun
Central Terminal Cocktail Lounge. Inside the attractive Martin’s Restaurant

CentralTerminalLunchCounter
Central Terminal Lunch Counters

CentralTerminalMainConcours
Central Terminal Main Concourse

CentralTerminalMainEntrance
Central Terminal Main Entrance

ChamberofCommerceBldg
Chamber of Commerce Bldg

ChildrensHospital
Childrens Hospital. Nice Tin Lizzy there…

Chippewa&Delaware2
Chippewa at Delaware. To get this view, stand in Starbucks Parking lot… The rounded building is Bada Bing these days… The Hampton Inn is now across the street.

Chippewa&Main
Chippewa & Main. For this view now, as you drive up Chippewa from the 33 towards the bars, look to the right as you cross the Metro rail tracks. Note the Buffalo Marquee…

Chippewa,Washinton,Genesee
Chippewa%2CWashinton%2CGenesee Chippewa, Washinton, & Genesee Sts. This intersection looks as confusing then as it does now. I don’t think any of that clump of buildings is still there… All parking lots or the M&T Building across from TGI Friday’s.

ChippewaMarket1
Chippewa Market. The Chippewa Market is now the parking lot across Washington from TGI Fridays.

ChippewaMarket2
Chippewa Market. Look for St Michael’s church the next time your stopped at Chippewa and Washington.

ChippewaMarket6
Chippewa Market

ChippewaMarket7
Chippewa Market

ChippewaWashingtonMarket
Chippewa Washington Market

CityTrustBlg
City Trust Company Building. Shelton Square, Main at Niagara.

CivicStadiumRockpile
Civic Stadium, aka The Rockpile. Before the second level was added.

CivilWarArch
Civil War Arch

CivilWarArchCloseUp
Civil War Arch Close Up

ClayRobinson
Clay Robinson Co of East Buffalo

Club31
Club 31

CommodorePerryonLakeErie
Commodore Perry on Lake Erie

ContinentalInn
Continental Inn

CornerNiagara&Franklin
Corner Niagara & Franklin

CornerPearl&WTupper
CornerPearl%26WTupper Corner Pearl & West Tupper

CountryClub
Buffalo Country Club

CourierBdayClub
Courier express Birthday Club

CourierBldg
Courier Express Bldg (Now the Building houses the Catholic Diocesan Offices

CourtStSheas1
Sheas Theatre on Court St. Condemned to make way for Liberty Building

CourtStSheas2
Sheas on Court Street

CourtStSheas3
CourtSt Sheas

DLW2
DL&W Terminal

DLW3
DL&W Terminal

DLWtrolleycar
DL&W trolley car

DaysPark
Days Park

DaysPark2
Days Park

Deconess1914
Deaconess Hopsital 1914

buffharbor3
Buffalo Harbor

chezami
311 Delaware Ave: Chez Ami

chezami2
Same Chez Ami image… this one actual photo

chezamiBack
Chez Ami back

ChezAmi3
Chez Ami. Other side of the bar

delawareave1
Delaware Ave Delaware–Buffalo–Park

Delaware--Buffalo--Park
Delaware–Buffalo–Park Delaware Park

DelawareAve&North
DelawareAve%26North Delaware Ave at North

DelawareAve2
Delaware Ave Homes

DelawareAve3
Delaware Ave Homes

DelawareAve4
Delaware Ave Homes

DelawareAveAtChippewa
Delaware Ave At Chippewa

DelawareAveAtEdward
Delaware Ave At Edward

DelawareAveAtJohnsonParkHou
Delaware Ave At Johnson Park. Mayor Johnson’s House is long gone.

DelawareAveBishopColton1
Bishop Colton’s House, Now Blessed Sacrament Church’s Rectory, just north of W Utica

DelawareAveBishopColton2
Bishop Colton’s House

DelawareAveBridgeOver
Bridge Over Delaware Ave. Under Scajaquada Parkway then, now Scajaquada Expressway

DelawareAveBuffaloClub
Buffalo Club

DelawareAveBuffaloClub2
Buffalo Club

DelawareAveErieCountyJail
Erie County Jail

DelawareAveFordHotel
Ford Hotel, Delaware at Chippewa.

DelawareAveHotelTouraine1
Hotel Touraine

DelawareAveHotelTouraine2
Hotel Touraine

DelawareAveKenmore
Delaware Ave at Kenmore

DelawareAveNorthFromSummer
Delaware Ave North From Summer

DelawareAveNorthFromSummer3
Delaware Ave North From Summer

DelawareAveNorthfromNorth
Delaware Ave North from North

DelawareAveTempleBethzion
Temple Beth Zion. This building burned to the ground, the current temple was built down the street.

DelawareAveWilcoxHouse1
Wilcox House. President Roosevelt was inaugurated here following President McKinley’s death further up Delaware at the Milburn Home.

DelawareAveWilcoxHouse2
Wilcox Mansion

DelawareAveatNorthHotelLeno
Delaware Ave at North Hotel Lenox

DelawarePark&ArtGallery
Delaware Park & Art Gallery

DelawareParkAlbrightBackSte
Albright Art Gallery Back Steps

DelawareParkAlbrightCars
Delaware Park & Albright Gallery Cars

DelawareParkAlbrightDirtRoad
DelawarePark & Albright Gallery

DelawareParkBandConcert
Delaware Park Band Concert

DelawareParkBands2
Delaware Park Bands

DelawareParkBoys3
Delaware Park Boys

DelawareParkBridge
Delaware Park Bridge

DelawareParkCanoeing
Delaware Park Canoeing

DelawareParkCasino2
Delaware Park Casino

DelawareParkCasino4
Delaware Park Casino

DelawareParkConcertDay
Delaware Park Concert Day

DelawareParkDavid
Delaware Park David

DelawareParkDelawareAvebri2
Delaware Park Delaware Ave Bridge

DelawareParkDelawareAvebri3
Delaware Ave Bridge

DelawareParkElmwoodAveBridg
Delaware Park Elmwood Ave Bridge

DelawareParkElmwoodBridge
Delaware Park Elmwood Bridge

DelawareParkErzaMeekerBflos
Delaware Park Erza Meeker

DelawareParkIceskating
Delaware Park Ice skating

DelawareParkIvyArch
Delaware Park Ivy

DelawareParkIvyArch2
Delaware Park Ivy

DelawareParkLake&Cars
Delaware Park Lake & Cars

DelawareParkLake1
Delaware Park

DelawareParkLilyPond
Delaware Park Lily

DelawareParkRumsey
Delaware Park Rumsey Park

DelawareParkS-curves
S-curves Delaware Park

DelawareParkScurves
S-curves Delaware Park

DelawareParkSteps
Delaware Park Step

DelawareParkWater
Delaware Park

DelawareParkboaters
Delaware Park boaters

DelawareParkboys2
Delaware Park

DelawareParkcanoeing2
Delaware Park Canoeing

DelawareParkcasino
Delaware Park Casino

DelawareParklake2
Delaware Park Lake

DelawareParknearLake
Delaware Park near Lake

DelawareParkonthelAke
Delaware Park on the lake

DelawareParkviewFromCasinp
Delaware Park view From Casino

DelawareStJosephsNewCath
St Josephs New Cathedral

DepewCentralHigh
Depew Central High

DiBelloPontiac12600-main
DiBello Pontiac 12600 Main St

EastAuroraMainSt
East Aurora Main St

EastAuroraRoycroftDiningRm
East Aurora Roycroft Dining Rm

ElectricBldg1
Electric Building

ElectricBldg2
Electric Bldg

ElectricBldg3
Electric Bldg

ElectricBldgAtNite
Electric Bldg At Nite

ElkStBusinessDist
Elk St Business District

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Elk St Market

ElkStMarket2
Elk St Market

ElkStMarket3
Elk St Market

EllicottSq1

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ErieCanal2 ErieCanal2

ErieCanal2 Erie CanalElkStBusinessDist
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FentonsPekin Fentons Pekin RestaurantElkStBusinessDist
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FerryStLiftBridge FerryStLiftBridge

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Freddies30yrs Freddies30yrs

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Slightly older judging by the cars… Front Front

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GeneseeStNoElectBldg GeneseeStNoElectBldg

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Grant%26Ferry Grant&Ferry

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No 198 Expressway…. HomeopathicHospital HomeopathicHospital

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HotelLafayette HotelLafayette

HotelLafayette Hotel LafayetteElkStBusinessDist
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HotelLafayette2 Hotel LafayetteElkStBusinessDist
HotelLafayetteLobby HotelLafayetteLobby

HotelLafayetteLobby Hotel Lafayette LobbyElkStBusinessDist
HotelLafayetteRestaurant HotelLafayetteRestaurant

HotelLafayetteRestaurant Hotel Lafayette RestaurantElkStBusinessDist
HotelLenox HotelLenox

HotelLenox Hotel LenoxElkStBusinessDist
HotelRaliegh HotelRaliegh

HotelRaliegh Hotel RalieghElkStBusinessDist
HotelStuyvesant HotelStuyvesant

HotelStuyvesant Hotel StuyvesantElkStBusinessDist
Humboldt5 Humboldt5

Humboldt5 Humboldt ParkElkStBusinessDist
The Wading Pool, now famously known as te MLK Splash Pad HumboldtPark1 HumboldtPark1

HumboldtPark1 Humboldt ParkElkStBusinessDist
Now known as Martin Luther King Park HumboldtPark2 HumboldtPark2

HumboldtPark2 Humboldt ParkElkStBusinessDist
HumboldtPark3 HumboldtPark3

HumboldtPark3 Humboldt ParkElkStBusinessDist
HumboldtPark4 HumboldtPark4

HumboldtPark4 Humboldt ParkElkStBusinessDist
HumboldtPark5 HumboldtPark5

HumboldtPark5 Humboldt ParkElkStBusinessDist
HumboldtParkFountain HumboldtParkFountain

HumboldtParkFountain Humboldt Park FountainElkStBusinessDist
Really?!? A Postcard depicting a water fountain!?!ImmaculateHeartSchool ImmaculateHeartSchool

ImmaculateHeartSchool Immaculate Heart SchoolElkStBusinessDist
ImmaculateHearthome ImmaculateHearthome

ImmaculateHearthome Immaculate Heart homeElkStBusinessDist
IntlBridge IntlBridge

IntlBridge International BridgeElkStBusinessDist
IntlBridge2 IntlBridge2

IntlBridge2 International BridgeElkStBusinessDist
IntlRailwayCoStation IntlRailwayCoStation

IntlRailwayCoStation International Railway Company StationElkStBusinessDist
IroqouisBroadway%26PrattLONGC IroqouisBroadway&PrattLONGC

IroqouisBroadway%26PrattLONGC Iroqouis Brewery Broadway & Pratt /u>ElkStBusinessDist
IroquoisRathskellar IroquoisRathskellar

IroquoisRathskellar Iroquois RathskellarElkStBusinessDist
JJallen%26Co608William JJallen&Co608William

JJallen%26Co608William JJ Allen & Co 608 William StElkStBusinessDist
Kenilworth1 Kenilworth1

Kenilworth1 Kenilworth Race TrackElkStBusinessDist
This was on the Tonawanda side of the Kenmore Ave/Niagara Falls Blvd intersection Kenilworth2 Kenilworth2

Kenilworth2 Kenilworth Race TrackElkStBusinessDist
Kenilworth3 Kenilworth3

Kenilworth3 KenilworthElkStBusinessDist
KleinhansHatDept KleinhansHatDept

KleinhansHatDept Kleinhans Hat DeptElkStBusinessDist
LackawannaSteel LackawannaSteel

LackawannaSteel Lackawanna SteelElkStBusinessDist
LafayetteSq LafayetteSq

LafayetteSq Lafayette SqElkStBusinessDist
LafayetteSq1 LafayetteSq1

LafayetteSq1 Lafayette SquareElkStBusinessDist
Horse drawn carraiges & trolleys LafayetteSq2 LafayetteSq2

LafayetteSq2 Lafayette SquareElkStBusinessDist
up Broadway… LafayetteSq3 LafayetteSq3

LafayetteSq3 Lafayette SquareElkStBusinessDist
Old Library and Model Ts.LafayetteSq4 LafayetteSq4

LafayetteSq4 Lafayette SquareElkStBusinessDist
1940s LookLafayetteSq6NotMuchDiff LafayetteSq6NotMuchDiff

LafayetteSq6NotMuchDiff Lafayette SqElkStBusinessDist
Pretty close to today… Trade trolleys for Metro rail LafayetteSq7ShowsKleinshans LafayetteSq7ShowsKleinshans

LafayetteSq7ShowsKleinshans Lafayette Sq Shows KleinhansElkStBusinessDist
LafayetteSq9 LafayetteSq9

LafayetteSq9 Lafayette SqElkStBusinessDist
LafayetteSqCars%26Libary LafayetteSqCars&Libary

LafayetteSqCars%26Libary Lafayette Sq Cars & LibaryElkStBusinessDist
LafayetteSqEarlyCars LafayetteSqEarlyCars

LafayetteSqEarlyCars Lafayette Sq Early CarsElkStBusinessDist
LafayetteSqLibrary1 LafayetteSqLibrary1

LafayetteSqLibrary1 Lafayette Sq LibraryElkStBusinessDist
LafayetteSqOlder LafayetteSqOlder

LafayetteSqOlder Lafayette Sq OlderElkStBusinessDist
LafayetteSqSoldiersandSail2 LafayetteSqSoldiersandSail2

LafayetteSqSoldiersandSail2 Lafayette Sq Soldiers and Sailors memorialElkStBusinessDist
LafayetteSqSoldiersandSailo LafayetteSqSoldiersandSailo

LafayetteSqSoldiersandSailo Lafayette Sq Soldiers and Sailors MonumentElkStBusinessDist
LafayetteSqTheatreLobby LafayetteSqTheatreLobby

LafayetteSqTheatreLobby Lafayette Sq Theatre LobbyElkStBusinessDist
LafayetteSqfrHotelShowsThea LafayetteSqfrHotelShowsThea

LafayetteSqfrHotelShowsThea Lafayette Sq fr HotelElkStBusinessDist
Shows TheatreLafayetteSqlooksatCourt LafayetteSqlooksatCourt

LafayetteSqlooksatCourt Lafayette Sq looks at CourtElkStBusinessDist
Lafayettesq8 Lafayettesq8

Lafayettesq8 Lafayette sqElkStBusinessDist
LakeErieNovelty LakeErieNovelty

LakeErieNovelty Lake Erie NoveltyElkStBusinessDist
Lancasterdowntown Lancasterdowntown

Lancasterdowntown Lancaster downtownElkStBusinessDist
Larkin1910 Larkin1910

Larkin1910 Larkin 1910ElkStBusinessDist
Larkin2 Larkin2

Larkin2 LarkinElkStBusinessDist
Larkin3 Larkin3

Larkin3 LarkinElkStBusinessDist
LarkinDouble LarkinDouble

LarkinDouble Larkin DoubleElkStBusinessDist
LarkinDouble2 LarkinDouble2

LarkinDouble2 Larkin DoubleElkStBusinessDist
Laubes1 Laubes1

Laubes1 Laubes RestaurantElkStBusinessDist
LeonardosDiningRm%26Bar LeonardosDiningRm&Bar

LeonardosDiningRm%26Bar Leonardos Dining Room & BarElkStBusinessDist
LilyanDubelsHaciendaUnionrd LilyanDubelsHaciendaUnionrd

LilyanDubelsHaciendaUnionrd Lilyan Dubel’s Hacienda Union RdElkStBusinessDist
LincolnPkwy-Horse LincolnPkwy-Horse

LincolnPkwy-Horse Lincoln Pkwy HorseElkStBusinessDist
Lorenzos386Pearl1 Lorenzos386Pearl1

Lorenzos386Pearl1 Lorenzos 386 Pearl StElkStBusinessDist
Lorenzos386Pearl2 Lorenzos386Pearl2

Lorenzos386Pearl2 Lorenzos 386 Pearl StElkStBusinessDist
Main%26Chippewa Main&Chippewa

Main%26Chippewa Main & ChippewaElkStBusinessDist
MainSt1 MainSt1

MainSt1 Main St ElkStBusinessDist
MainSt11 MainSt11

MainSt11 Main St ElkStBusinessDist
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MainSt12 Main St ElkStBusinessDist
MainSt13 MainSt13

MainSt13 Main StElkStBusinessDist
MainSt14 MainSt14

MainSt14 Main StElkStBusinessDist
MainSt16 MainSt16

MainSt16 Main StElkStBusinessDist
MainSt17 MainSt17

MainSt17 Main StElkStBusinessDist
MainSt1970s MainSt1970s

MainSt1970s Main St 1970sElkStBusinessDist
MainSt2 MainSt2

MainSt2 Main StElkStBusinessDist
MainSt3 MainSt3

MainSt3 Main StElkStBusinessDist
MainSt6 MainSt6

MainSt6 Main StElkStBusinessDist
MainSt7 MainSt7

MainSt7 Main StElkStBusinessDist
MainSt8 MainSt8

MainSt8 Main StElkStBusinessDist
MainStAtCourt2 MainStAtCourt2

MainStAtCourt2 Main St At CourtElkStBusinessDist
MainStAtHuronlookingNorth MainStAtHuronlookingNorth

MainStAtHuronlookingNorth Main St At Huron looking NorthElkStBusinessDist
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MainStAtNiagara Main St At NiagaraElkStBusinessDist
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MainStAtNite Main St At NiteElkStBusinessDist
MainStAud1 MainStAud1

MainStAud1 Main St AudElkStBusinessDist
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MainStAud2 Main St AudElkStBusinessDist
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MainStAud3 Main St AudElkStBusinessDist
MainStAud4 MainStAud4

MainStAud4 Main St AudElkStBusinessDist
MainStBfloSavingBank MainStBfloSavingBank

MainStBfloSavingBank Main St Buffalo Saving BankElkStBusinessDist
MainStBoatLoading MainStBoatLoading

MainStBoatLoading Main St Boat LoadingElkStBusinessDist
MainStEllicottSq MainStEllicottSq

MainStEllicottSq Main St Ellicott SqElkStBusinessDist
MainStEllicottSq2 MainStEllicottSq2

MainStEllicottSq2 Main St Ellicott SqElkStBusinessDist
MainStEllicottSq3 MainStEllicottSq3

MainStEllicottSq3 Main St Ellicott SqElkStBusinessDist
MainStEllicottSq4 MainStEllicottSq4

MainStEllicottSq4 Main St Ellicott SqElkStBusinessDist
MainStFoot MainStFoot

MainStFoot Main St FootElkStBusinessDist
MainStGrants MainStGrants

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MainStHuylers566Main MainStHuylers566Main

MainStHuylers566Main Main St Huylers 566 Main StElkStBusinessDist
MainStInvalidsHotel665Main MainStInvalidsHotel665Main

MainStInvalidsHotel665Main Main St Invalids Hotel 665 Main StElkStBusinessDist
MainStJNadam383Main MainStJNadam383Main

MainStJNadam383Main Main St JN Adam 383 MainElkStBusinessDist
MainStJNadams MainStJNadams

MainStJNadams Main St JN AdamsElkStBusinessDist
MainStKeitschFlower810Mains MainStKeitschFlower810Mains

MainStKeitschFlower810Mains Main St Keitsch Flower 810 Main StElkStBusinessDist
MainStKirschners189Main2 MainStKirschners189Main2

MainStKirschners189Main2 Main St Kirschners 189 Main StElkStBusinessDist
MainStLaubes MainStLaubes

MainStLaubes Main St LaubesElkStBusinessDist
MainStLaubesOldSpain660MainSt MainStLaubesOldSpain660MainSt

MainStLaubesOldSpain660MainSt Main St Laubes Old Spain 660 Main StElkStBusinessDist
MainStLookingSouth2 MainStLookingSouth2

MainStLookingSouth2 Main St Looking SouthElkStBusinessDist
MainStMacDoels MainStMacDoels

MainStMacDoels Main St MacDoelsElkStBusinessDist
MainStMeldrums460Main MainStMeldrums460Main

MainStMeldrums460Main Main St Meldrums 460 MainElkStBusinessDist
MainStMiossVincentsTeaRm534 MainStMiossVincentsTeaRm534

MainStMiossVincentsTeaRm534 Main St Miss Vincents Tea Rm 534 Main StElkStBusinessDist
MainStNorthfromCourt MainStNorthfromCourt

MainStNorthfromCourt Main St North from CourtElkStBusinessDist
MainStOldMTbuilding MainStOldMTbuilding

MainStOldMTbuilding Main St Old M&T buildingElkStBusinessDist
MainStPoppenbergMotors674Ma MainStPoppenbergMotors674Ma

MainStPoppenbergMotors674Ma Main St Poppenberg Motors 674 Main StElkStBusinessDist
MainStSheltonSq MainStSheltonSq

MainStSheltonSq Main St Shelton SquareElkStBusinessDist
MainStSistersHospital MainStSistersHospital

MainStSistersHospital Main St Sisters HospitalElkStBusinessDist
MainStSouthfromLafayetteSq MainStSouthfromLafayetteSq

MainStSouthfromLafayetteSq Main St South from Lafayette SqElkStBusinessDist
MainStTheUniversity MainStTheUniversity

MainStTheUniversity Main St The UniversityElkStBusinessDist
MainStTravelodge MainStTravelodge

MainStTravelodge Main St TravelodgeElkStBusinessDist
MainStWilliamsvilleNursery MainStWilliamsvilleNursery

MainStWilliamsvilleNursery Main St Williamsville NurseryElkStBusinessDist
MainStatCourt MainStatCourt

MainStatCourt Main St at CourtElkStBusinessDist
MainStatCourt4 MainStatCourt4

MainStatCourt4 Main St at Court StElkStBusinessDist
MainStatCourt5 MainStatCourt5

MainStatCourt5 Main St at Court StElkStBusinessDist
MainStatCourtSt MainStatCourtSt

MainStatCourtSt Main St at Court StElkStBusinessDist
MainStatGenesee MainStatGenesee

MainStatGenesee Main St at GeneseeElkStBusinessDist
MainStatGenesee2 MainStatGenesee2

MainStatGenesee2 Main St at GeneseeElkStBusinessDist
MainStatGenesee3 MainStatGenesee3

MainStatGenesee3 Main St at GeneseeElkStBusinessDist
MainStatHuron MainStatHuron

MainStatHuron Main St at HuronElkStBusinessDist
MainStatHuron2 MainStatHuron2

MainStatHuron2 Main St at HuronElkStBusinessDist
MainStatNiagara2 MainStatNiagara2

MainStatNiagara2 Main St at Niagara StElkStBusinessDist
MainStatNiagara3 MainStatNiagara3

MainStatNiagara3 Main St at NiagaraElkStBusinessDist
MainStatSeneca2 MainStatSeneca2

MainStatSeneca2 Main St at SenecaElkStBusinessDist
MainStatSeneca3 MainStatSeneca3

MainStatSeneca3 Main St at SenecaElkStBusinessDist
MainStatUticaHotelMarkeen MainStatUticaHotelMarkeen

MainStatUticaHotelMarkeen Main St at Utica Hotel MarkeenElkStBusinessDist
MainStathletic-park MainStathletic-park

MainStathletic-park Main St Athletic ParkElkStBusinessDist
The was at the Triangular Island at Main & Jefferson MainStathletic-park-2 MainStathletic-park-2

MainStathletic-park-2 Main St Athletic ParkElkStBusinessDist
MainStfleischmannsrathskell MainStfleischmannsrathskell

MainStfleischmannsrathskell Main St Fleischmanns RathskellerElkStBusinessDist
MainStfromCourt MainStfromCourt

MainStfromCourt Main St from CourtElkStBusinessDist
MainStfromLafayetteSq MainStfromLafayetteSq

MainStfromLafayetteSq Main St from Lafayette SqElkStBusinessDist
MainStfromSheltonSq MainStfromSheltonSq

MainStfromSheltonSq Main St from Shelton SqElkStBusinessDist
MainatGeneseeSt MainatGeneseeSt

MainatGeneseeSt Main at Genesee StElkStBusinessDist
MarineNatlBank MarineNatlBank

MarineNatlBank Marine Natl BankElkStBusinessDist
MarketBroadway1 MarketBroadway1

MarketBroadway1 Market BroadwayElkStBusinessDist
MarketClinton%26Broadway MarketClinton&Broadway

MarketClinton%26Broadway Market Clinton & BroadwayElkStBusinessDist
MastenHighSchool MastenHighSchool

MastenHighSchool Masten High SchoolElkStBusinessDist
McKinleyMonument McKinleyMonument

McKinleyMonument McKinley MonumentElkStBusinessDist
McLeodHotel McLeodHotel

McLeodHotel McLeod HotelElkStBusinessDist
Milburn2 Milburn2

Milburn2 Milburn HotelElkStBusinessDist
Milburn3 Milburn3

Milburn3 Milburn HotelElkStBusinessDist
MillardFillmore1 MillardFillmore1

MillardFillmore1 Millard Fillmore HouseElkStBusinessDist
MillardFillmore2 MillardFillmore2

MillardFillmore2 Millard Fillmore HouseElkStBusinessDist
ModernWoodmenForestersEncam ModernWoodmenForestersEncam

ModernWoodmenForestersEncam Modern Woodmen Foresters EncampmentElkStBusinessDist
ModernWoodmenForestersParad ModernWoodmenForestersParad

ModernWoodmenForestersParad Modern Woodmen Foresters ParadeElkStBusinessDist
MohawkManor MohawkManor

MohawkManor Mohawk ManorElkStBusinessDist
MohawkMotorInn MohawkMotorInn

MohawkMotorInn Mohawk Motor InnElkStBusinessDist
MoreVotYouSee MoreVotYouSee

MoreVotYouSee More Vot You SeeElkStBusinessDist
NYcentralDepot2 NYcentralDepot2

NYcentralDepot2 NY Central DepotElkStBusinessDist
NYcentralDepot3 NYcentralDepot3

NYcentralDepot3 NY central DepotElkStBusinessDist
NYcentralDepot4 NYcentralDepot4

NYcentralDepot4 NY Central DepotElkStBusinessDist
NiaSq2 NiaSq2

NiaSq2 Niagara SquareElkStBusinessDist
NiaSq3 NiaSq3

NiaSq3 Niagara SquareElkStBusinessDist
NiaSq4 NiaSq4

NiaSq4 Niagara SquareElkStBusinessDist
NiaSq5 NiaSq5

NiaSq5 Niagara SquareElkStBusinessDist
NiaSq6 NiaSq6

NiaSq6 Niagara SquareElkStBusinessDist
NiaSq7 NiaSq7

NiaSq7 Niagara SquareElkStBusinessDist
NiaSq8 NiaSq8

NiaSq8 Niagara SquareElkStBusinessDist
NiaSqBirdsEye NiaSqBirdsEye

NiaSqBirdsEye Niagara Square Birds EyeElkStBusinessDist
CentralHighSchool CentralHighSchool

CentralHighSchool Buffalo’s Central High SchoolElkStBusinessDist
On Niagara Square, was torn down to build the State Office Building.NiaSqNoConvCtr NiaSqNoConvCtr

NiaSqNoConvCtr Niagara SquareElkStBusinessDist
No Convention Center Blocking up Genesee NiagaraFallsAeroCar NiagaraFallsAeroCar

NiagaraFallsAeroCar Niagara Falls Aero CarElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsBlvdGardenMotel NiagaraFallsBlvdGardenMotel

NiagaraFallsBlvdGardenMotel Niagara Falls Blvd Garden MotelElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsBorckHotel NiagaraFallsBorckHotel

NiagaraFallsBorckHotel Niagara Falls Brock HotelElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsBuffalotrolley NiagaraFallsBuffalotrolley

NiagaraFallsBuffalotrolley Niagara Falls Buffalo trolleyElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsFalls NiagaraFallsFalls

NiagaraFallsFalls Niagara Falls ElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsFallsSt NiagaraFallsFallsSt

NiagaraFallsFallsSt Niagara Falls Falls StElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsFallsSt1949 NiagaraFallsFallsSt1949

NiagaraFallsFallsSt1949 Niagara Falls Falls St 1949ElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsFallsSt2 NiagaraFallsFallsSt2

NiagaraFallsFallsSt2 Niagara Falls Falls StElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsFallsSt3 NiagaraFallsFallsSt3

NiagaraFallsFallsSt3 Niagara Falls Falls StElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsFallsStAtNite NiagaraFallsFallsStAtNite

NiagaraFallsFallsStAtNite Niagara Falls Falls St At NiteElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsHotelMarconi NiagaraFallsHotelMarconi

NiagaraFallsHotelMarconi Niagara Falls Hotel MarconiElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsMaidofMist NiagaraFallsMaidofMist

NiagaraFallsMaidofMist Niagara Falls Maid of the MistElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsOntMcGibbonsInn NiagaraFallsOntMcGibbonsInn

NiagaraFallsOntMcGibbonsInn Niagara Falls Ont McGibbons InnElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsProspectPoint NiagaraFallsProspectPoint

NiagaraFallsProspectPoint Niagara Falls Prospect PointElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsSheddedWheat2 NiagaraFallsSheddedWheat2

NiagaraFallsSheddedWheat2 Niagara Falls Shedded WheatElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsSkyline NiagaraFallsSkyline

NiagaraFallsSkyline Niagara Falls SkylineElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsTemperanceHouse NiagaraFallsTemperanceHouse

NiagaraFallsTemperanceHouse Niagara Falls Temperance HouseElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraFallsWinterScene NiagaraFallsWinterScene

NiagaraFallsWinterScene Niagara Falls Winter SceneElkStBusinessDist
NiagaraSq1 NiagaraSq1

NiagaraSq1 Niagara SquareElkStBusinessDist
Ninos18Goodell Ninos18Goodell

Ninos18Goodell Ninos 18 GoodellElkStBusinessDist
North-at-Delaware North-at-Delaware

North-at-Delaware North at DelawareElkStBusinessDist
OffermannStadiumMich%26woodla OffermannStadiumMich&woodla

OffermannStadiumMich%26woodla Offermann Stadium Michigan StElkStBusinessDist
OldCityHall1 OldCityHall1

OldCityHall1 Old CityHallElkStBusinessDist
OldCityHall3 OldCityHall3

OldCityHall3 Old City HallElkStBusinessDist
OldCityHall5 OldCityHall5

OldCityHall5 Old City HallElkStBusinessDist
OldHomeWeek1907 OldHomeWeek1907

OldHomeWeek1907 Old Home Week 1907ElkStBusinessDist
PanAmBandStndExposPrkSep1901 PanAmBandStndExposPrkSep1901

PanAmBandStndExposPrkSep1901 Pan Am Band Stand Expos Park Sep 1901ElkStBusinessDist
PanAmCigarBooth PanAmCigarBooth

PanAmCigarBooth Pan Am Cigar BoothElkStBusinessDist
PanAmElectric2 PanAmElectric2

PanAmElectric2 Pan Am Electric BuildingElkStBusinessDist
PanAmElectricyBldg PanAmElectricyBldg

PanAmElectricyBldg Pan Am Electric BldgElkStBusinessDist
PanAmEthnologyBuildings PanAmEthnologyBuildings

PanAmEthnologyBuildings Pan Am Ethnology BuildingsElkStBusinessDist
PanAmMachinery%26Transportati PanAmMachinery&Transportati

PanAmMachinery%26Transportati Pan Am Machinery & Transportation BldgElkStBusinessDist
PanAmManufactures PanAmManufactures

PanAmManufactures Pan Am Manufactures BuildingElkStBusinessDist
PanAmMinesHorticulture PanAmMinesHorticulture

PanAmMinesHorticulture Pan Am Mines & HorticultureElkStBusinessDist
PanAmPresMcKinleyAddress PanAmPresMcKinleyAddress

PanAmPresMcKinleyAddress Pan Am President McKinley AddressElkStBusinessDist
PanAmRainbowCity PanAmRainbowCity

PanAmRainbowCity Pan Am Rainbow CityElkStBusinessDist
PanAmStadium PanAmStadium

PanAmStadium Pan Am StadiumElkStBusinessDist
PanAmTempleofMusic PanAmTempleofMusic

PanAmTempleofMusic Pan Am Temple of MusicElkStBusinessDist
PanAmTempleofMusic2 PanAmTempleofMusic2

PanAmTempleofMusic2 Pan Am Temple of MusicElkStBusinessDist
PanAmUSgovernment PanAmUSgovernment

PanAmUSgovernment Pan Am US Government BldgElkStBusinessDist
ParksideSanitarium1392Amher ParksideSanitarium1392Amher

ParksideSanitarium1392Amher Parkside Sanitarium 1392 Amherst StElkStBusinessDist
PeaceBridge1 PeaceBridge1

PeaceBridge1 Peace BridgeElkStBusinessDist
PeaceBridge2 PeaceBridge2

PeaceBridge2 Peace BridgeElkStBusinessDist
PeaceBridge3 PeaceBridge3

PeaceBridge3 Peace BridgeElkStBusinessDist
PeaceBridge4 PeaceBridge4

PeaceBridge4 Peace BridgeElkStBusinessDist
PearlSt PearlSt

PearlSt Pearl StElkStBusinessDist
PerrysSanckBar373WilliamSt PerrysSanckBar373WilliamSt

PerrysSanckBar373WilliamSt Perrys Snack Bar 373 William StElkStBusinessDist
PierceArrow PierceArrow

PierceArrow Pierce ArrowElkStBusinessDist
PolishChurchCard PolishChurchCard

PolishChurchCard Polish Church CardElkStBusinessDist
PostOffice PostOffice

PostOffice Post OfficeElkStBusinessDist
PublicLibrary PublicLibrary

PublicLibrary Public LibraryElkStBusinessDist
PublicLibrary2 PublicLibrary2

PublicLibrary2 Public LibraryElkStBusinessDist
PumpingWorksCars PumpingWorksCars

PumpingWorksCars Pumping Works CarsElkStBusinessDist
RPPC102massAve RPPC102massAve

RPPC102massAve 102 Massachusetts AveElkStBusinessDist
RPPC1963Ragsman RPPC1963Ragsman

RPPC1963Ragsman 1963 RagsmanElkStBusinessDist
RPPCBfloSodaFountain RPPCBfloSodaFountain

RPPCBfloSodaFountain Bflo Soda FountainElkStBusinessDist
RPPCBfloTransprtatioCo1 RPPCBfloTransprtatioCo1

RPPCBfloTransprtatioCo1 Bflo Transportation CompanyElkStBusinessDist
There are quite a number of these floating around… Looks like a souvenir from your bus tour of Buffalo RPPCBfloTransprtatioCo2 RPPCBfloTransprtatioCo2

RPPCBfloTransprtatioCo2 Bflo Transportation CompanyElkStBusinessDist
RPPCBfloTransprtatioCo3 RPPCBfloTransprtatioCo3

RPPCBfloTransprtatioCo3 Bflo Transportation CompanyElkStBusinessDist
RPPCBflotoScarboroBeachtrol RPPCBflotoScarboroBeachtrol

RPPCBflotoScarboroBeachtrol Buffalo to Scarboro Beach trolleyElkStBusinessDist
RPPCDepewNYstores RPPCDepewNYstores

RPPCDepewNYstores Depew NY storesElkStBusinessDist
RPPCLackawannaMovieHouse RPPCLackawannaMovieHouse

RPPCLackawannaMovieHouse Lackawanna Movie HouseElkStBusinessDist
RPPCMamrosesOP RPPCMamrosesOP

RPPCMamrosesOP Mamroses Restaurant Orchard ParkElkStBusinessDist
RPPCTourSilverStreakTours RPPCTourSilverStreakTours

RPPCTourSilverStreakTours Tour Silver Streak ToursElkStBusinessDist
RPPCcentralParkMarket RPPCcentralParkMarket

RPPCcentralParkMarket Central Park MarketElkStBusinessDist
RPPCembalmedDog RPPCembalmedDog

RPPCembalmedDog Embalmed DogElkStBusinessDist
Buffalo’s been bizaare for a long time….RPPClockportTheTavernMainSt RPPClockportTheTavernMainSt

RPPClockportTheTavernMainSt Lockport The Tavern Main StElkStBusinessDist
RPPCtourbus1 RPPCtourbus1

RPPCtourbus1 tour busElkStBusinessDist
RPPCtourbus2 RPPCtourbus2

RPPCtourbus2 tour bus ElkStBusinessDist
RPPCtourbus3 RPPCtourbus3

RPPCtourbus3 tour busElkStBusinessDist
RPPCtourbus4 RPPCtourbus4

RPPCtourbus4 tour busElkStBusinessDist
RichmondCircle RichmondCircle

RichmondCircle Richmond CircleElkStBusinessDist
RichmondColonialCircle RichmondColonialCircle

RichmondColonialCircle Richmond Colonial CircleElkStBusinessDist
RichmondatPorter RichmondatPorter

RichmondatPorter Richmond at PorterElkStBusinessDist
RiversidePark RiversidePark

RiversidePark Riverside ParkElkStBusinessDist
Rockpile3 Rockpile3

Rockpile3 RockpileElkStBusinessDist
Rockpile4 Rockpile4

Rockpile4 RockpileElkStBusinessDist
SciandrasToyland SciandrasToyland

SciandrasToyland Sciandras ToylandElkStBusinessDist
SesquehanaIronUnionFurnace SesquehanaIronUnionFurnace

SesquehanaIronUnionFurnace Sesquehana Iron Union FurnaceElkStBusinessDist
SheltonSq10 SheltonSq10

SheltonSq10 Shelton SqElkStBusinessDist
SheltonSq11 SheltonSq11

SheltonSq11 Shelton SqElkStBusinessDist
SheltonSq12 SheltonSq12

SheltonSq12 Shelton SqElkStBusinessDist
SheltonSq13 SheltonSq13

SheltonSq13 Shelton SqElkStBusinessDist
SheltonSq14 SheltonSq14

SheltonSq14 Shelton SqElkStBusinessDist
SheltonSq3 SheltonSq3

SheltonSq3 Shelton SqElkStBusinessDist
SheltonSq4 SheltonSq4

SheltonSq4 Shelton SqElkStBusinessDist
SheltonSq5 SheltonSq5

SheltonSq5 Shelton SqElkStBusinessDist
SheltonSq6 SheltonSq6

SheltonSq6 Shelton SqElkStBusinessDist
SheltonSq7 SheltonSq7

SheltonSq7 Shelton SqElkStBusinessDist
SheltonSq8 SheltonSq8

SheltonSq8 Shelton SqElkStBusinessDist
SheltonSq9 SheltonSq9

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When we’re lucky in Buffalo, snow’s nice at least once a year

By Steve Cichon
steve@buffalostories.com
@stevebuffalo

There’s a definitive visceral satisfaction and joy in watching a machine operated by your own hands so completely defeating Mother Nature.

Of course, snow removal is only poetic when there’s a few inches of the stuff and it’s a windless 32 degrees.

It’s fleeting and wonderful, so I do my best to fully enjoy it when the unlikely great conditions make for a delightful snow blow.

Even slightly more snow, calm wind, or a few degrees falling off the thermometer can easily turn happy, bloviatious SAT word-laden thoughts into gutturally spewed Anglo-Saxon words. But you can’t have one without the other.

There’s no way to feel the fullest high of an easy snow removal without having unfurled a deeply painful and cold “SONAVABITCH” at the senselessness and stupidity of living in such a place as this.

True Buffalove means, to apocryphally paraphrase Marilyn Monroe, if you can’t handle Buffalo at its worst, maybe you don’t deserve it at its best.

And either way,  there’s always the notion that post-snow blowing is the only acceptable time for me to take my pants off in the kitchen. And Bailey’s hot chocolate or a Manhattan.

#BuffaloSnow

John Zach: an impact spread over seven decades

By Steve Cichon
steve@buffalostories.com
@stevebuffalo

John Zach’s Buffalo broadcasting career has spread over seven decades, starting in the late 50’s as a volunteer in the early days of public broadcasting at Channel 17.

John Zach & Susan Rose, WBEN, 2002.

When he walks away on December 30th to spend more time with his chickens (and his grandkids, I assume), he takes with him the last vestige of a great era in Buffalo radio.

John Zach & Danny Neaverth, Shea’s Buffalo, 1986

He learned the craft of radio and radio news from men who treated their jobs in radio like their friends and neighbors treated their jobs at the plant or the office. Buckle down, do your job with all you’ve got and with the highest attention to detail and quality, shut your mouth and get it done with as little nonsense and frill as possible.

the sound of WKBW: Jeff Kaye, John Zach, Jim Fagan, Danny Neaverth. From the night Kaye, Zach, and Fagan were inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame, 2002.

For quite some time now, John has been the defiant last holdout of that generation still grinding away in the news mill every day– to the point where there aren’t even many folks left who started ten or twenty years after John did still at work in broadcast news in Buffalo.

The sound and sensibility he has brought to Western New York microphones for nearly 60 years is unmistakable. That unique richness and breadth his presence has added to the tableau of media and journalism in Buffalo will be forever missed from our airwaves and news coverage.

John Zach, Seneca High School yearbook.

Your chickens and grandkids will like to see more of you, John, and I can assume you won’t mind seeing more of your pillow in the 3am hour. That, however, leaves the rest of us to miss you and your daily presence in our lives.

John Zach looks on as Steve Cichon takes notes at the WBEN daily news meeting, 2012.

Our grandparents were force-fed laxatives to cure a cold

By Steve Cichon
steve@buffalostories.com
@stevebuffalo

Whenever you start to feel like it might have been better to live in a different era, realize that your parents and grandparents got a laxative when they got a cough.

Check out this 1923 ad.

1932 ad, Buffalo Courier-Express

Move little bowels with this harmless laxative.

Whatever else you give your child to relieve a bad cold, sore throat or congestion, be sure to first open the little one’s bowels with “California Fig Syrup” to get rid of the poisons and waste which are causing the cold and congestion. In a few hours, you can see for yourself how thoroughly it works the constipation poison, sour bile and waste right out.

Yikes.

Ed Little: Great friend, great broadcaster

By Steve Cichon
steve@buffalostories.com
@stevebuffalo

The many Faces of Ed Little By Steve Cichon November, 2004

ED LITTLE spent an astonishing 62 years on radio, nearly all of it in Buffalo and Rochester. His awe-inspiring career took root in 1938 when he stepped in front of the microphone at WEBR as a child actor with a grown-up voice. Later he played many parts on stage and on the air with the UCLA Campus Theater troupe.

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During World War II, Little carried a wire recorder aboard B-29 bombing missions over Japan and delivered the play-by-play description for later playback on NBC.

Joining WEBR as a music personality post-war, he soon became host of the late-night Town Casino broadcast, interviewing every megastar of the 1950s—from Danny Thomas and Tony Bennett to Johnnie Ray and Rosemary Clooney—at that storied nightclub.

During 1958-64 he lit up the night airwaves at KFMB San Diego, then returned to Buffalo for an eye-opening career shift—becoming the newsman during Joey Reynolds’ nighttime romp on WKBW.

Following 14 years as the afternoon news anchor at WBBF Rochester, Little in 1981 joined the news team at WBEN, where his trademark delivery continued to add a sense of distinction to that station’s aura until his retirement in 2000.

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Ed in the Press… Click to read MORE

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ed-outsideHe was one of my best pals ever… The late, great Ed Little. He was a WBEN newsman from 1979-2000, was a newsman at KB on the Joey Reynolds Show, and hosted a show live from the Town Casino on WEBR in the early ’50s. He started in radio in the 30s as a child actor, and also flew in bombers over Japan in WWII, recording his play-by-play of bombing runs to be played back later on nationwide radio.

He could sometimes be a pain to work with 🙂 but he NEVER had a bad word to say about anyone, and always had plenty of change to buy you a 25¢ cup of coffee from the vending machine in the basement. Judas PRIEST, indeed!

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Ed Little 1923-2001

Celebrating my ol’man’s birthday

By Steve Cichon
steve@buffalostories.com
@stevebuffalo

Happy birthday to my ol’man– who if on this mortal coil to celebrate, might very well have mixed up some terribly weak iced tea in the blue container you can see on the counter in this late 80’s pic.
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He then would have mixed that barely-iced-tea with some turpentine-like cheap blended whisky in that plastic McDonald’s Super Size cup to celebrate this, his 65th birthday.
Dad was always an original, and usually did whatever sounded right to him, no matter what anyone had to say about it. By the way, the look he gave me for taking this picture is also the one he’d give me for writing this nonsense and sharing this photo.
It’s become a bit of a tradition to do a fat shot of Dad’s favorite whiskey on special days of remembrance– like his birthday, Father’s Day, the day he died.
When you go into the liquor store and buy a plastic fifth of Kessler, the assumptions people make about you aren’t great— but anything for my ol’man!
I used to buy my dad a good (or at least better) bottle of whiskey for his birthday so I wouldn't have to do a shot of this crap with him... He'd probably be upset now that he's gone, I'm drinking "the good stuff" without him. "Steveo, that Kesslers is smooth as silk," he'd say. Hahaha. Happy birthday, dad.
I used to buy my dad a good (or at least better) bottle of whiskey for his birthday so I wouldn’t have to do a shot of this crap with him… He’d probably be upset now that he’s gone, I’m drinking “the good stuff” without him. “Steveo, that Kesslers is smooth as silk,” he’d say. Hahaha. Happy birthday, dad.

 

The shot glass is one of the few remaining artifacts from the gin mill he owned at Elk & Smith Streets in The Valley, and if he never drank a shot of Kessler out of it, he’s certain to have lined up the explosive half of hundreds of boilermakers in this indestructible vessel.   You need something indestructible to serve a drink that could also be used to strip varnish off a footlocker and clean rust off a chrome bumper.
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Because my dad’s hands didn’t work that great in his last few years, the brand of whiskey I’d buy him was less important than the plastic bottle. He really wasn’t supposed to have it at all with all his medical issues and medication– but how can you not visit the easiest way to bring joy to his broken body and soul. I had to do it.
Of course, dad liked a drink… but I think there was more joy in getting the bottle and “hiding it” from my mother than there was in actually drinking it.
Happy birthday, dad!

Old Tools from Old Guys

By Steve Cichon
steve@buffalostories.com
@stevebuffalo

Having old tools around helps connect you to the people who taught you to use them.

Grandpa Cichon would get you all the hammers, work gloves, flashlights, and blanket-lined denim work coats you could ever want from National Aniline. I wish I had saved more of that stuff. I remember donating the work coat he gave me to the Salvation Army when I was in high school. I hope someone is still using it!

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As a tinsmith, Grandpa Cichon used a ball-peen hammer almost every day of his almost 40 years at National Aniline and Buffalo Color.

 

There were always flashlights and work gloves– and we had a bunch of Grandpa Cichon’s hammers at our house– but the only tool I every remember seeing at Grandpa Cichon’s house was an old pair of pliers that grandma kept in the drawer and used for just about everything.

Grandpa Coyle was a union glazier and glassworker who didn’t believe in measuring tapes.

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He had at least a dozen rules. I snagged one off the final pile heading to the Salvation Army.

I love the little poch marks made by molten something... I like to imagine it was from plumbing with lead. When I told Gramps that I replaced an old lead drain in the basement with PVC, there was real sadness in his eyes.

Gramps loved rusty tools– his basement was a tool and mismatched piles of junk wonderland. He’d be happy to know that I am happy with one of his rusty, obsolete tools.