Drinking in 19th Century BuﬀaloThe Ruins at Canalside. Drinking in 19th Century Buffalo. The authentic remnant of Canal District commerce known now as the Ruins at Canalside, was home to a prominent Commercial Slip building that saw multiple uses in the mid-19th Century as the manufactory of distiller Henry T. Gillet. Gillet's distillery, later Gillet & Sons, produced high wines and rectified spirits, historic terms for high-alcohol products of the early staged of distillation - as well as brandies, bourbons, old ryes, and gin. William Watson had a liquor store upstairs, which minimized the cost of hauling to save time and money. Gillet's wine and spirits were used locally, especially in the hard-drinking Canal District, and for the canal trade. Americans drank a lot in those days, and drinking was common among the people living and working in Buffalo's Canal District.
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 6th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 673226 N 4749378|
|Decimal Degrees||42.87736667, -78.87898333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 52.642', W 78° 52.739'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 52' 38.52" N, 78° 52' 44.34" W|
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