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Old Posted Jul 6, 2020, 8:44 PM
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Buffalo NY - Lovejoy, the Iron Island

The Lovejoy neighborhood, sometimes referred to as East Lovejoy, is the furthest east neighborhood within the Buffalo city limits, about 3 miles (5 km) from downtown Buffalo. Much of the area is also referred to as Iron Island, as it is surrounded on all sides by railroad tracks and yards. Initially settled by German immigrants in the 1830s, it later became dominated by Italian immigrants which grew separately from the larger West Side Italian community. Today the area is a mix of several native and immigrant ethnic groups. Many of the homes in the area date to the mid 1800s, the oldest possibly built before 1830 per city records.

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The NY Central Terminal forms a distant backdrop when driving down East Lovejoy Street.

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Like much of the city, corner stores and taverns are embedded in the neighborhoods.

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Apartment building dates to 1880.

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Home on left dates to 1850.

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Last edited by benp; Jul 16, 2020 at 3:27 PM.
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Old Posted Jul 7, 2020, 3:00 AM
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Neat pics!! Thanks!!
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Old Posted Jul 8, 2020, 2:23 AM
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Nice pictures. Great first one!

I could never figure out if Lovejoy and Iron Island were the same place. Thanks for clarifying that.
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Old Posted Jul 8, 2020, 2:31 AM
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I grew up in Buffalo. I don't recognize any of those places. And yet they seem strangely familiar. Thanks for sharing.
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