Neighborhoods in Buffalo, NY - Links

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Black Rock and Riverside
Downtown
East Side
Kensington / Bailey
North Park and Parkside and Central Park
South Buffalo and South Park
University Heights
West Side
Parks


Black Rock and Riverside

Black Rock - LINKS

Riverside Park Historic District

Architecture links - Black Rock and Riverside


Architecture/History - Grant-Ferry-Forest Neighborhood: Intensive Level Historic Resources Survey

History -
Grant / Amherst by James Napora. Includes histories of 8 houses of worship

History - Riverside by James Napora
Centers on the intersection of Tonawanda and Ontario Streets. Vulcan Street runs along the northern edge of this area of Northwest Buffalo.  Includes histories of 8 houses of worship

Downtown

Architecture links - Downtown

Niagara Square
Photos, history, architectural analysis.

Cobblestone Historic District


Joseph Ellicott Historic District

Theatre Historic District

History - Downtown Buffalo by James Napora Centers on Main Street from Goodell Street to the Buffalo River. Within this two mile area are three separate centers: the Theater District in the north, the civic and commercial center around Niagara and Lafayette Squares, and the Waterfront area at the south end.  Includes histories of 9 houses of worship

East Side

Architecture links - - East Side East of Downtown Buffalo. Extends five miles eastward to the city line. The main streets are Genesee, Sycamore, Broadway, William, and Clinton.

Hamlin Park Local Historic District
Hamlin Park

    Martin Luther King Jr. Park Historic District

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

    History - African-Americans and the East Side by Mark Goldman
    Centers on the residential area north of Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

    History - Humboldt Park by James Napora


    History - Hydraulics by James Napora. Includes histories of 10 houses of worship

    History - Fruit Belt by James Napora
    Centers on High Street, with the "33" (Kensington Expressway) enclosing the southern boundary of the Fruit Belt. Jefferson Avenue runs along the East Side, but it is Grape, Peach, Orange, and Lemon Streets that gave the name to the district. . Includes histories of 7 houses of worship

    History - Germania I by James Napora. Includes histories of 14 houses of worship

    History - Germania II by James Napora. Includes histories of 10 houses of worship

    History -
    Germania III by James Napora. Includes histories of 13 houses of worship

    History - Germania IV by James Napora. Includes histories of 12 houses of worship

    History - Germania V by James Napora. Includes histories of 12 houses of worship

    History - Kaisertown by James Napora
    Centers on Clinton Street and is physically enclosed by the Buffalo River on the south and theThruway 90 on the northwest.

    History - Lovejoy (Iron Island) by James Napora. Includes histories of 9 houses of worship

    History - Lower East Side by James Napora

    History - Polonia by James Napora
    Centers on Broadway, which runs through this historic Polish-American area. Fillmore Avenue runs along the western edge, and is part of the larger East Side of Buffalo.  Includes histories of 12 houses of worship

    History - Cold Springs by James Napora
    Centers on Michigan Avenue close to the intersection of Main Street and East Utica Avenue.  Includes histories of 13 houses of worship

    History - Babcock Neighborhood
    by James Napora. Includes histories of 5 houses of worship

    History - 'Buffalo Doubles': Industrial Vernacular Style by Gregory Stein

    History - History of African-Americans in Buffalo, NY


    Photos - Broadway / Pratt Area
    by Stephen Corbett

Kensington / Bailey

Architecture links - Kensington / Bailey

History - University Heights by James Napora. Includes histories of 8  houses of worship
Centers on Main Street from Niagara Falls Blvd. south to LaSalle Avenue.

History - Bailey-Kensignton Area
From Buffalo Architecture: A Guide

History - Bailey/Kensington North by James Napora Kensington: Centers on Kensington Avenue from Main Street to the city line at Cheektowaga. Bailey Avenue is an important north-south street in the neighborhood. The "33" (Kensington) Expressway cuts this large district in half.  Includes histories of 12 houses of worship

History - Bailey/Kensington South by James Napora. Includes histories of 7 houses of worship

North Park and Parkside and Central Park

Boundaries:  Parkside, Central Park, and North Park

Central Park:  Architecture links - Central Park, North Park and Parkside

Central Park:  James Napora,  History of Central Park and Parkside  Includes histories of 11 houses of worship

Central Park: Lewis J. Bennett / Central Park History

Central Park:  Depew Avenue

Central Park:  Morris Avenue

Central Park:  Belt Line Railroad Amherst/Starin Station

Central Park:  "Fine City Houses: New and Handsosme Suburb is Central Park"  1894 Buffalo Courier Express article found on Fulton History (online March 2016)

Central Park: "Fine Residence Tract: About 30 Houses to Be Erected Rapidly on Central Park"  October 3, 1892 Buffalo Courier Express reprint

Central Park: A Sampling of Homes

Central Park: 1892 map: Central Park, Bennet-Pierce Tract

Central Park: 1894 Courier Express article on Central Park houses.  Fulton History (online Feb. 2017)

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North Park:   North Buffalo Boundaries

North Park:  Architecture links - North Park, Central Park,  and Parkside

North Park:   James Napora,  History of North Park  Includes histories of 14 houses of worship

North Park:  Gregory Stein, 'Buffalo Doubles': Industrial Vernacular Style

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Parkside: 
Architecture links - Parkside

Parkside:  James Napora,  History of Central Park and Parkside  Includes histories of 11 houses of worship

Parkside:  Anne Putman, History of Parkside

Parkside:  Parkside Community Association, History of Parkside  (online May 2017)

Parkside:  Living Places:  Parkside West Historic District Nomination  Excerpts (online May 2017)

Parkside:  Living Places:  Parkside East Historic District Nomination  Excerpts (online May 2017)

South Buffalo and South Park

Cazenovia Park - South Park System - Table of Contents

Triangle Neighborhood Historic Resources Intensive Level Survey Boundaries: Cazenovia Creek / Amber Street / South Park Avenue and Southside Parkway / Hopkins Street, Lilac Street, and the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad line. On City of Buffalo Website

Architecture links - Waterfront


History -'Buffalo Doubles': Industrial Vernacular Style by Gregory Stein


Photos - Canal District 1910-1925
from the collection of Ronald R. Dukarm

History - First Ward and the Valley James Napora First Ward: Centers on South Park Avenue. The I-90 Thruway runs along the northern side, and the Buffalo River forms the southern boundary of this industrial district.

Architecture links and History - Grain Elevators

History - South Buffalo - Seneca Street
by James Napora. Includes histories of 7 houses of worship

History - South Buffalo - South Park/Abbott Road by James Napora. Includes histories of 15 houses of worship

Architecture links - South Buffalo and South Park
South Buffalo: Centers on the area south

South Buffalo and South Park

Cazenovia Park - South Park System - Table of Contents

Triangle Neighborhood Historic Resources Intensive Level Survey Boundaries: Cazenovia Creek / Amber Street / South Park Avenue and Southside Parkway / Hopkins Street, Lilac Street, and the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad line. On City of Buffalo Website

Architecture links - Waterfront


History -'Buffalo Doubles': Industrial Vernacular Style by Gregory Stein


Photos -
Canal District 1910-1925
from the collection of Ronald R. Dukarm

History - First Ward and the Valley James Napora First Ward: Centers on South Park Avenue. The I-90 Thruway runs along the northern side, and the Buffalo River forms the southern boundary of this industrial district.

Architecture links and History - Grain Elevators

History -
South Buffalo - Seneca Street
by James Napora. Includes histories of 7 houses of worship

History - South Buffalo - South Park/Abbott Road by James Napora. Includes histories of 15 houses of worship

Architecture links -
South Buffalo and South Park
South Buffalo: Centers on the area south of the Buffalo River. A large district, it extends to the Lackawanna city line on the south; to South Park Avenue on the west; and to the eastern side of Cazenovia Park on the east. 

University Heights

Architecture links and History - University Heights

West Side

Grant-Ferry-Forest Neighborhood Historic Resources Intensive Level Survey Boundaries: Niagara River / Elmwood Avenue /Forest Avenue from Elmwood to Grant Street / Sqajaquada Creek On City of Buffalo Website

Architecture links - Elmwood Village Museum District

Architecture links - West Village


Architecture links and History - Forest Lawn Cemetery


Architecture links - West Side

Allentown Historic District


Delaware Historic District

Parks

Buffalo Park and Parkway System

See also: A Short History of Buffalo by Susan M. Pollack


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