Mansion House

Places

Mansion House The Mansion House was located at 169 Main St., on the corner of Main and Crow (now named Exchange) streets. In 1804, the parcel of land on which the Mansion House would later be built was sold as “lot 1” for $140; it was later deeded to Joseph Landon at that price.1 In …

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Washington Market

Places

Washington Market Established in 1856, the Washington Market (also known as the Chippewa Market) was Buffalo’s oldest public retail market. The market covered roughly two and a half acres, and accommodated over 400 stalls. From Gwen Ito, “A look back at the Washington Market,” Buffalo Spree (Buffalo: Buffalo Spree Publishing, May 2013): Reflecting Old World …

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Moffat Flour Mills

Places

Moffat Flour Mills At the western end of the block, for very many years, was Moffat’s Brewery, established in 1833. After the Volstead Act put the brewery out of commission it was converted into a flour mill. The “Moffat Flour Mills,” were incorporated and a sign, “Moffat Flour Mills,” was painted on the Mohawk street …

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Pierre A. Barker

Buffalo Mayors

Pierre A. Barker Born: April 17, 1790 in La Grange, New York Died: January 3, 1870 in Natchez, Mississippi Buffalo Mayor: 1837-1838 Political Affiliation: Democratic-Republican (before 1828) Early Life Pierre Augustus Barker was born in LaGrange, NY on April 17, 1790 to Samuel Augustus Barker of Connecticut and Mary Louise Delevan of LaGrange, New York.1 …

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Dr. Josiah Trowbridge

Buffalo Mayors People

Dr. Josiah Trowbridge Born: September 28, 1785 in Framingham, Massachusetts Died: September 13, 1862 in Buffalo, New York Buffalo Mayor: 1837 Political Affiliation: Whig Early Life Dr. Josiah Trowbridge was born on September 28, 1785 to Captain John Trowbridge and Mary Bent of Framingham, Massachusetts.1 Captain John Trowbridge was a Revolutionary War veteran who fought …

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