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Buffalo NY - The Stone Houses of Central Park

Central Park is a neighborhood in the City of Buffalo, between the North Park and Parkside neighborhoods in North Buffalo. The Onondaga Escarpment runs through this part of the City of Buffalo, and from the 1800s until mid 1900s there were several rock quarries located in the immediate area, from which many homes and buildings in the Central Park neighborhood utilized in their construction. The existing homes in the neighborhood date mainly from the 1870s to 1920s, and most were constructed with foundations of local limestone, and a significant number also used the limestone for the facades, mainly in the area West of Main Street.

My Flickr albums of Buffalo neighborhoods and other places:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bpawlik/albums/

Outcrop of limestone along the escarpment by a playground in the neighborhood.

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Although there are stone houses in many parts of the city, Central Park has the greatest concentration of many of the largest and finest residences.

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A few other houses and churches in the neighborhood that utilize quarried stone:

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Old Posted Apr 7, 2020, 10:42 PM
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Seen in passing while in the Central Park neighborhood today.


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I love stone houses. Great stuff!
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I've always enjoyed rock houses, but the ones around here don't use stone blocks like those do. Here, you'll find houses constructed of regular old rocks mortared together for a rougher, but charming look. Those fancified city people with their citified stone blocks...
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This is my favorite stone house in this thread, I would like to visit Buffalo some day to explore!
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This is my favorite stone house in this thread, I would like to visit Buffalo some day to explore!
I may have been in that very house when I was in grade school - one of my classmates lived in one of the stone houses, but my memory of which particular one challenges me. I remember that the garage or carriage house was also stone, which makes me think this may be the one. I recall that there was a hand-carved mantle on one of the fireplaces that read "EAST WEST HAME'S BEST" which I thought was interesting and impressed me at the time. After visiting that house, I have always kept an interest in other stone houses.

This week I took a few pictures of interesting stone houses in the Deerhurst Park neighborhood of Tonawanda, a little north of the Buffalo city limits. Most of these date from the 1920s and later. They are near the end of my Tonawanda album. After I get a few more pictures from Tonawanda I am satisfied with I may post some here in the forum.

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This is my favorite stone house in this thread, I would like to visit Buffalo some day to explore!
Coincidentally, the house is now on the market and was just featured in the Business Journal. Included are interior shots (now that I see the inside it doesn't look like the house I remembered)

https://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/..._01_promo_hotd
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Beautiful homes!
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