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St. John's German Cemetery —— · · · —— St. John's German United Evangelical Church acquired this site in 1862 for its cemetery. Black Rock pioneers including War of 1812 veterans, German immigrants …
"What a place to hit a home run! I'd look at the river as I went around the bases." Buffalo Baseball Team - 1898: one of many teams who enjoyed practicing at Riverside Park for its view of the River. Buffalo was one of the first cities in the nati…
In memory of the sons and daughters of this community who served in the armed forces of our country to preserve our heritage, our freedom, and our way of life during World War II and Korean War, Vietnam.
Residents of the "Towpath" fished and hunted the Erie Canal from a cluster of weather beaten homes, hunting and fishing clubs, taverns and stores leaning at strange angles, perched on wobbly stilts. Fishing was a popular pastime, as well as an imp…
Riverside High School Class of 1966. Riverside Park was a large part of his teenage years. Killed in action in Vietnam, January 10, 1969. Awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star for gallantry in action. Bernie lost his life as a hero, defending th…
Built on land donated by General Peter B. Porter to the people of Black Rock, Porter Square was the village's public gathering place. An early schoolhouse once flanked the square. Later the Black Rock Railroad Station stood here.
Erected by the grateful people of the 21st Ward in memory of these, our heroes, who gave their lives for our country and in honor of our soldiers and sailors in the World War [40 names] Unveiled November 11, 1922
Renowned bridge crossing the Niagara River. Designed and built by Sir Casimir S. Gzowski, noted Polish-Canadian engineer. Begun in 1870. Completed 1873.
War of 1812 Battle of Scajaquada Creek Bridge —— · · · —— On August 3, 1814, 600 men under British Lt. Col. John Tucker, designing to capture troops and supplies at Black Rock and Buffalo, crossed the…
Present day Niagara Street was the original route of the first steam railroad in Western New York. Service from Black Rock to Niagara Falls began on August 26, 1836. The New York Central Railroad acquired the line in 1869. Black Rock Heritage Trai…