These registration features, damn.

Downtown

Dublin Core

Title

Downtown

Description

Most of the relatively imposing brick and wood edifices of North Tonawanda's downtown area, adjacent to the Erie Canal and world-class lumber yards, developed between 1875 and 1900. In this collection are preserved views of many vanished buildings: The YMCA and City Hall at the southeast corner of Tremont and Main; the 5-story Smith building (Real Estate Exchange) at the northeast corner of Tremont and Webster, and the gothic stone State National Bank at the northwest corner of Tremont and Webster, to name a few.

Items

Looking northeast form the roof of the Real Estate Exchange, illustration (1893-08-05 Tonawanda News).jpg

Looking northeast form the roof of the Real Estate Exchange, illustration (1893-08-05 Tonawanda News).jpg

Main street in foreground. Hotel Sheldon seen at Main and Goundry. Herschell carousel tent down Goundry. The Real Estate Exchange was a six-story…

Looking northwest form the roof of the Real Estate Exchange, illustration (1893-08-05 Tonawanda News).jpg

Looking northwest form the roof of the Real Estate Exchange, illustration (1893-08-05 Tonawanda News).jpg

Webster Street buildings in the immediate foreground. Beyond is Manhattan Street, the lumber yards, and Tonawanda Island in the Niagara River. Far in…

Webster Street, with dog, postcard (c1900).jpg

Webster Street, with dog, postcard.jpg

This postcard from around 1900 is one of my favorite views of Webster Street (facing north). You can see trains used to run right down the street near…