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2002 Misc. Photos
The Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum

263 Michigan Ave. at 201 Seneca St., Buffalo, New York
Museum Official Website)

Opening in the summer of 2001, the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum was the embodiment of a dream of James Sandoro. Sandoro, a Buffalonian, collected a host of vehicles over the past 30 years, as well as thousands of pieces of memorabilia, such as signs for auto products. He appraises vehicles as owner of Buffalo Motor Co.

To help celebrate the museum's opening and also the centennial of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, Sandoro was influential in convincing the Pierce-Arrow Society to hold its annual meet in Buffalo. About 175 cars from across the country took part in a parade on Main Street on July 13. The following day the cars were displayed around the McKinley Monument in front of Buffalo's City Hall. Some of the highlights of the display were the vehicles - like the 1901 Pierce Motorette - in Sandoro's museum.

All photos are of displays at the Museum
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George N. Pierce & Company wagon.

1912 Pierce motorcycle



1901 Pierce Motorette

Note similarity to bicycle chain

1902 Buffalo Stanhope model

1903 Pierce Motorette


Hood ornament

Hood ornament

Hood ornament

Hood ornament

Hood ornament

Original railing from Pierce Arrow factory
on Great Arrow Road

Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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