Western New York Heritage

Heywood-Wakefield Furniture Company: 1930s

The Heywood-Wakefield Furniture Company, early 1930's at the corner of Wells (running left to right above) and Seneca Streets (at right). The company made chairs, baby carriages, reed and fiber (wicker) furniture.

Detail of the photo. Note the worker taking the air from a second story window.

1940's map showing the location of Wells, bounded by Exchange Street on the south and Seneca Street on the north.

A modern map showing the area where the factory stood. Despite the above notation of Wells Street, the street no longer exists. The area now is occupied by 190 Expressway off-ramps.