Ann Montgomery's Michigan Avenue landmark was the meeting place for generations of Buffalonians seeking grand entertainment, fine food and a convivial atmosphere.
Josiah Henson's determination and eloquence fueled the Underground Railroad, and the real story behind the classic Uncle Tom's Cabin.
The Rev. J. Edward Nash House stands today as one of the few remaining landmarks of Buffalo's twentieth century significance in local and national history across racial lines. It was from this house that Rev. Nash, early in the twentieth century, led and helped to orchestrate some of the foremost civil rights causes of Buffalo and the nation.
He was a part of the second great African American migration to the north who built a creative and spiritual life; along the way he documented the life of his community.