Coit House

Coit House (HM1YP2)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14201 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 53.813', W 78° 52.583'

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Built Circa 1815

Built shortly after the burning of Buffalo in December 1813, the George Coit House is the oldest extant home in Buffalo. Originally sited downtown at 53 Pearl St. on the southeast corner of Swan Street., the house was enlarged and moved to the more residential Allentown section about 1867. By the late 1960s it fell into disrepair and was slated for demolition. Appleton (Tony) Fryer purchased and saved the house, beginning Buffalo's organized historic preservation movement. The restored house served as a family home for three decades but once again fell into disrepair. The Allentown Association purchased the home in 1999, restored its structural integrity, and then sold it to continue service as a private residence.
HM NumberHM1YP2
Placed ByThe Allentown Association, Inc
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Date Added Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 673384 N 4751551
Decimal Degrees42.89688333, -78.87638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 53.813', W 78° 52.583'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 53' 48.78" N, 78° 52' 34.98" W
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Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 412 Virginia St, Buffalo NY 14201, US
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