The Village of Buffalo in 1825
This fascinating map of early Buffalo, with the original street names along with the first engraved view of the Buffalo harbor, was included in a brief pamphlet on the village’s early history compiled by local historian Sheldon Ball in 1825. This plan was the first attempt, since Joseph Ellicott surveyed the area for the Holland Land Company in 1797, to extend the proposed geometrical layout of the plaza now known as Niagara Square with its eight streets radiating at equal angles. Ball began this project as a hobbyist, but deterred by the distance and expense of the nearest engravers in NYC, set himself the task of engraving the copper plates and building a printing press to print the map and harbor view. Most copies of the completed pamphlet were given away.
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