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Buffalo Crossing: 1908

Buffalo Crossing: 1908

Circa 1908. "Main Street -- Buffalo, N.Y." Landmarks on view include Hengerer's Department Store and the dome of the Buffalo Savings Bank. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

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Coatsworth & Diebold

Edward Coatsworth is on our family tree. He died in 1943 and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery. I've shared this photo with his family. Here is the link to his Find A Grave memorial.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/77359348/edward-e_-coatsworth

Dome? Still there.

That Second Empire masterpiece is gone, though. That's a shame!

Lot of history in these old photos!

I took it upon myself to kill some time and decided to research the Diebold of "Coatsworth and Diebold" on the second story left. Turns out his family was quite influential in the future of Buffalo. His father was in the famous New York light infantry brigade at Gettysburg, and he himself started a large banking institution.

His son Charles Diebold II went on to be known as the man in Buffalo in later years, largely responsible for the revitalization of downtown. He died in 2000 and had a full page obit in the local paper.

All this rich history was just waiting to be found in the corner of this snapshot in time! This is one of the reasons I love Shorpy!

Liemberner's Hair Store

What’s a hair store?

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