Historical Society

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Historical Society

 

New York State Pavilion

The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society is located on Nottingham Court in the city of Buffalo, just east of Elmwood Avenue, north of the Scajaquada Expressway, in the northwest corner of Delaware Park. It occupies the building constructed in 1901 as the New York State pavilion for that year's Pan American Exposition, the sole surviving permanent structure from the exposition. As planned, the (then) Buffalo Historical Society moved into the building after the exposition.

 


Designed by Buffalo architect George Cary (18591945), its south portico is meant to evoke the Parthenon, in Athens. In 1987, it was designated a National Historic Landmark.

 


Founded in 1862, the Buffalo Historical Society's first president was Millard Fillmore. It has hosted observances of Lincoln's Birthday for over a century. The Society changed its name to the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society in 1960. Its exhibits, programs, and library materials are a magnet for schoolchildren, families, students, educators, genealogists, and house researchers.

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interior

 

second floor

 

Pan American Exposition survivor

 

Pan American Exposition

 

 

now the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society

 

 

The Centaur

 

 

 

The Fillmore Carriage

 

 


Buffalo and the Erie Canal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tow mule replacement coming from the on board pen

 

Erie Canal lock

 

Buffalo harbor


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