Buffalo in the ’40s: new $4,800 homes in Williamsville

By Steve Cichon
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Pearce & Pearce built hundreds of homes across Western New York in the years leading up to World War II, and hundreds more in the area’s postwar housing boom.

Thirty homes were ready for completion in July, 1940, including in the North Union/Main, Harris Hill/Main, and Lamarck/Wehrle areas.

13 july 1940 williamsville homes
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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.