What It Looked Like Wednesday: Delaware and Mang, 1915

By Steve Cichon

A pencil-written caption on the back of the photo reads “Delaware Ave, Kenmore, 1915.”

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The only other clues from the photo itself are the building with the mansard roof to the right, and the building in the foreground with the sign “State Bank.”

The State Bank of Kenmore was located at 2852 Delaware Avenue at the corner of Mang Avenue. From that corner, the building with the mansard roof — still standing — is much easier to find.

Looking off in the distance, one sees a streetcar and Model-Ts on a muddy Delaware Avenue. Certainly a different and more rural feel than the heart of the Village of Kenmore today.

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon is a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. writing about the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The storyteller and historian has written six books, worn bow ties since the 80s, and is the News Director at WECK Radio. A 25 year Buffalo media veteran, Steve's contributed more than 1400 Buffalo History stories to The Buffalo News, worked at WIVB-TV, Empire Sports Network, and spent ten years as a newsman and News Director at WBEN Radio. He's also put his communication skills to work as an adjunct professor, a producer of PBS documentaries, and even run for Erie County Clerk. Steve's Buffalo roots run deep: all eight of his great-grandparents called Buffalo home, with his first ancestors arriving here in 1827.