Village of Hamburg Historic Walking Tour

Village of Hamburg Historic Walking Tour (HM1K3A)

Location: Hamburg, NY 14075 Erie County
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N 42° 43.001', W 78° 49.769'

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The village of Hamburg has many historic buildings, both public and private. Some of the buildings are highlighted here. Follow the map below to see more of the village's historic buildings. 1) First Baptist Church 116 Main Street. The First Baptist congregtion was organized in 1810; this building dates to the 1830s. 2) Brendel Building 87 Main Street. This building was constructed in 1876 for John G. Brendel's General Store. The wing on the left was Brendel's residence. 3) Walter Building 79 Main Street. This building was built in 1917 for the E.D. Walter Meat Market. 4) School Building 65 Main Street. This brick school house was built around 1849 and used until 1868, when the Hamburg Academy was built. It is the earliest remaining school in the village. 5) 1936 Post Office Building 56 Main Street. This is an example of Federal architecture, built during the Great Depression as a Works Progess Administration (WPA) project; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2005, it was successfully adapted for commercial use. 6) Grange Building 22 Main Street. The beautiful metal facade from 1890 distinguishes Hamburg's Grange Building. Many businesses, including Froehley's undertaking and furniture business were located here. 7) 16 Main Street. This office building was constructed in the 1900s. 8) Kronenberg Building 12 Main Street. In 1848, Joseph Kronenberg came to Hamburg to open a tin shop. in 1884, William Kronenberg and Newton Fish built the Fish and Kronenberg store with a decorative peaked roofline. Kronenberg's department store operated for over a century. 9) 36 Buffalo Street. This Art Deco style building was built around 1930 for a utility company. 10) Masonic Temple 76 Buffalo Street. The 1926 classical design of Frank Spangenberg incorporated the old Pfeffer mansion from 1890. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places. 11) Palace Theater 31 Buffalo Street. This grand theater was built by George Biehler and opened in January 14, 1926. It replaced the earlier Palace located across Buffalo Street. 12) Former Kopp's Hotel Garage 19 Buffalo Street. All of Hamburg's large events were held at George Kopp's grand Hotel and Opera House, originally located at Main and Buffalo Streets. Early hotels provided stables for visitors' horses such as Kopp's 1905 stable, which later was converted to a garage. 13) 12 East Main. Original early 20th century wooden style commercial building, home to Cecelia Demmerley's Milo Shop and Pierre's Bicycle Shop. 14) SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church 66 East Main Street. Designed in 1910 by Bley and Lyman, this church features twin Gothic steeples, Romanesque arches and stained glass windows by Leo Frohe. The congregation was founded in 1844 by twenty-two German families. 15) 110 East Main Steet. This house was built around 1860, on a very important road of the day. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
HM NumberHM1K3A
Year Placed2008
Placed ByVillage of Hamburg Historic Preservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 677729 N 4731638
Decimal Degrees42.71668333, -78.82948333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 43.001', W 78° 49.769'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 43' 0.0599999999999" N, 78° 49' 46.14" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)716, 718
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22 Buffalo St, Hamburg NY 14075, US
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