John V. Wolf, born of German immigrants, established his store at the corner of Strauss and Genesee Streets, across from the Williams Funeral Home.
In 1870, Patrick Kane opened a bar on this wedge-shaped plot and, in 1874, built the structure above to be a bar and boardinghouse.
McLeod's Hotel and Restaurant, a well-known railroad hotel, corner of Exchange Street and Wells, downtown Buffalo.
In 1843, Irish immigrant William A. Carland came to Buffalo from Boston to establish a factory for the manufacture of ready-made men's clothing.
A series of Erie Canal images, associated with the Buffalo-based Pitts Agricultural Works.
When the Erie Canal first opened, the Commercial Slip was a major shipping port along the canal. Today, it is seeing a resurgence with the events going on at Canalside.
But then, in 1924, Frederick Maier moved to Buffalo and made a success of the doughnut-making business, first on West Ferry and then on Main Street near Michigan.