Elk Market Terminal / The Lofts @ Elk Terminal - Table of Contents

Elk Street Market
Buffalo, NY
Established 1845
Replaced by the
Elk Terminal

For much of Buffalo's life, the public market was an integral hub of activities for its citizens. At the turn of the 20th century, in addition to the Elk Street Market, there was the Washington Street Market, the largest retail market in the city, as well as the Clinton Market and the Broadway Market on the East Side. Only the Broadway Market, opened in 1888, remains.

The old Elk Street Market gave way to New York Central's nearby
Elk Market Terminal which still stands. The activities at the terminal were, in time, largely superseded by the Niagara Frontier Food Terminal on Buffalo's East Side.

- Source: Narrative for "Coffee Rich," by David M. Rote

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