1867-1900William G. Fargo, co-founder with Henry Wells, of American Express Co. in 1850, Wells Fargo & Co. - Pony Express in 1851 and mayor of Buffalo during the Civil War (1862-1866) built his French Nansard-style mansion on a site bounded by Jersey, West, Pennsylvania, and Fargo. Presidents Grant and Cleveland and Mark Twain were among the many distinguished visitors to the mansion and the 5-½ acres of stately grounds surrounding it.
|Placed By||Fargo Estate Neighborhood Association, AMICI Lodge 255 I.S.D.A., Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier, Preservation Coalition of Erie County, West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 9:02am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 672413 N 4751977|
|Decimal Degrees||42.90093333, -78.88813333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 54.056', W 78° 53.288'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 54' 3.36" N, 78° 53' 17.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 245 Jersey St, Buffalo NY 14201, US|
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