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“Albright Art Gallery” – newly completed, 1902
Cadillac accident – 1924
Scajaquada Drain Project then (1920’s) & now
100th NY Volunteers Monument – 1920
Elmwood Music Hall – c. 1915
Livestock Exchange then & now – 1901
Sisters of Charity Hospital, inside & out – pre-1900
Victory Liberty Loan Whistle Stop – 1919
Fort Porter – Gunnery Training c. 1900
Fort Porter – The Castle c. 1900
The Buffalo Pitts Company – c.1900
Republic Trucks: Borst-Damon – 1917
Buffalo Pottery Tour – 1910
Buffalo Traffic Accidents 1923-25
New York Central Terminal – 1929
Snowy Main Street – 1930’s
Heywood Wakefield, Seneca and Wells, early 1930’s
Spencer Kellogg & Sons Company – 1940
Thanksgiving Day, Depression – 1931
General Mills International Style – 1940’s
McLeod Hotel & Exchange St – c. 1930
Perry Boulevard – 1930’s
Remembering the Harbor Inn 2004
“Trestle Alley” – the only unpaved Buffalo street (2002)
509 Michigan Street – 2002
Margaret Wendt home – 2002
Bethlehem Steel aerial view – 1970’s
Philip Riter & the Eagle Boiler Works – 1870’s
African-American Soldier – 1943
Lafayette High School, then & now – 1910

Downtown Buffalo

Hengerer’s Main Street store construction site – 1903
471 Main Street 1816 – 2005
Electric Building – 1919
Shelton Square – troops returning from WWI 1918-1919
Main Street – 1929
Maisel Store – 1920’s
Washington Street (Chippewa) Market – 1910’s
Lafayette Square aerial – 1929
Townsend Hall – early 1900’s
Mohawk & Washington 1920-present
Washington & Broadway – 1920-present
German Insurance Building – 1910’s
Main Street South of Chippewa – 1929
Main Street between Chippewa & Tupper – 1920’s
Federal Reserve Building over time – 1910’s
New Chicago Lunch, 1920’s
Franklin & West Huron Street 1940’s
White Building & Weed Hardware – c. 1940’s
Gayety Theater – c. 1910
Entire City Block Demolished for Progress! – 1895
Main & Swan – pre-1895
Newsboy – 1936
Main Street – 1930’s
Main & Genesee, Christmas – 1940’s
Carl Meyer’s Hof – Court Street – 1940’s
Main & Court Streets then & now – 1950’s
Barnes & Hengerer Building, 268 Main – then & now – 1940’s
Aerial View Dowtown Buffalo, 1936
Shelton Square – 1950’s
Niagara Mohawk site aerial – 1968
Downtown early 50’s part 1
Downtown late 50’s part 2
Times Building demolition – 1967
Main & Chippewa, then & now – 1960′s
Buffalo Skyway, 1950’s
View of the future baseball stadium site – 1969
Shopping Downtown – 1962
Lafayette Square – then & now (2002)
Future Convention Center site – 1973
The Aud Pharmacy – 1967
Old Seaman’s Home – 1960’s
Exhange Street #10 – 1967
The Nimrod Hotel – 1967
193-195 Main – 1967
Main & Exchange then (1967)& now
Main & Seneca then (1967) & now
Aerial view future Pilot Field site – 1968
Chippewa & Franklin, Donald McDonald House – 1980
Selkirk House – 1980
Bathouse #1 – Terrace near Genesee – 1967
Morrison Building – 1945
Benlin Building – 1940’s
Norbans, Washington & Huron – 1950
Lower Terrace and Gasworks Building – 1942

Waterfront

The Canadiana’s maiden voyage – 1910
Waterfront: Foot of Main Street – 1900-1945
Waterfront “Idlers” – 1901
Waterfront along Fuhrmann Blvd – 1909
D. L. & W. Terminal, c. 1920
Massachusetts Pumping Station – 1920’s
Auditorium foundations – 1939
Canal Slum – 1936
Front Park viewed from Peace Bridge – 1930’s
Depression-Era Squatters: Outer Harbor – 1930’s
Lower Terrace aerial view – 1930’s
Michigan Street Bridge – pre-1939
The Frontenac in “Elevator Alley” – 1965
“Elevator Alley” – 1965
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock – 1967
Waterfront perspective aerial – late 1950’s
Ice fishing harbor, Kinsman Independent – 1967
Waterfront – 1967
Maiden Lane Paving/Wheeler Hotel – 1996
Elevator Alley aerial view – 1970’s
Ohio Street Lift Bridge – 1963
Erie Basin Marina 1930 – 1980’s
Foot of Main Street, 1890’s
Tug Martha Stewart – 1940
The Marine Star, aka Aquarama – 1956
Greater Buffalo & The U.S.S. Sable – 1940’s
City of Buffalo Lake Passenger Ship – 1900’s
Niagara River Ferries – 1920’s
The International Bridge – 1900’s
The Peace Bridge – 1930’s

Buffalo Neighborhoods

Building Buffalo Series – 1922 (then & now)
The Lenox Hotel then & now – c. 1910
Poles in Buffalo, 1870’s – 1910 – Part 1
Poles in Buffalo – Part 2
Poles in Buffalo – Part 3
Elk Street Series – Boys in the ‘Hood – c. 1915
Elk Street Series -Business District, c. 1900
Elk Street – Series – Elk Street Market – c.1900
Richmond Avenue Church of Christ – 1922
William Street near Emslie – c. 1910
Fillmore Avenue Scajaquada Drain – 1920’s
Hertel Avenue near Parkside – 1931
Clinton-Bailey Market over the years – 1939
Delavan and Grant – Then & Now 1936
Hertel and Delaware – 1937
Bailey & Ferry – Then (1938) & Now
Frank’s Casa Nova – Bailey & Ferry -1938
Delavan & Humboldt – 1937
Bidwell & Delavan – 1936
Germania Street sewer work – 1934
Walnut and Clinton Street then & now – 1937
William and Lindbergh Gas Station then & now – 1934
Broadway, then and now, 1951
488 Masten Avenue – 1936
Lindbergh Drive – 1934
Masten & East Utica – 1936
Niagara Street and Bird Avenue then & now – 1937
J.J. Albright Estate – 1908
Carnival Court Amusement Park – 1920
Gates Circle, then & now and who – early 1900’s
Allen & Elmwood, then & now – 1910
Rumsey Park – 1915
South Division Street, then & now – 1954
Willert Park & One Family’s Story – 1940’s
Baldauf & Son Feed & Grocery – 1920’s
Bird Avenue Playground, School 52 – c. 1910


Western New York


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Niagara Falls Gorge Trolley – 1925
Niagara Falls Great Gorge Route – 1895 – 1935
Crystal Beach – 1900 – 1922
Crystal Beach miniature railroad – 1920’s
Erie Beach Park – 1900-1920 part 1
Erie Beach Park – 1920 – 1930 part 2
Covered Bridge
Holland
Auto Club of Buffalo – 1920’s
Flying Boat off Grand Island – 1920’s
Forestville Wesleyan Church, then & now – 1912
Main & Buffalo Streets, Hamburg, over the years – 1900
North Boston Fire Company, over the years – 1910
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About Kevin Leigh

Kevin and his wife Mary have been married for 25 years with three boys ranging in age from 12 to 27. He is the co-founder of Dealer Simplified a WNY company.
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  • ericasid

    Hi! These are great photos! I am working on a restaurant in the area and as part of their decor they would like some historic photos of the area. Would you be willing/ able to share some of these for display in the restaurant? Thank you for your help!~Erica 🙂