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Gratwick

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Title

Gratwick

Description

The White, Gratwick & Mitchell Lumber Company establishes a planing mill and substantial lumberyards along the Niagara River in 1879. They employ 450 men, mostly of German origin, who settle northeast of the facilities. The village’s main street is named after prominent area resident, investory, industry and education advocate Benjamin F. Felton. By 1884 there is a "neat frame" school house with one teacher and 30 pupils, built by Felton (school board president at the time). Gratwick is incorporated into the City of North Tonawanda in 1897.

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Felton, Benjamin F. (1827-1905).jpg

Benjamin F. Felton, photo portrait (Landmarks of Niagara County, 1897).jpg

One of the most prominent early residents of North Tonawanda, Felton is born in Massachusetts in 1827. Early on he is involved in the manufacture of…

Canal and Lumber Yards, Gratwick, postcard (c1900).jpg

Canal and Lumber Yards, postcard.jpg

Appears to be looking southeast through the Gratwick lumber yeards, from roughly present-day Gratwick Park, with Tonawanda Iron and Steel looming on…

Gratwick, William H..jpg

William H Gratwick, portrait.jpg

From Buffalo as an Architectural Museum: [William H.] Gratwick was born in Albany, NY. After he learned the lumber trade, he came to Buffalo in 1877…