West Village Historic District (Buffalo, New York)

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West Village Historic District
The newly renovated Hutch-Tech High School, March 2008
West Village Historic District (Buffalo, New York) is located in New York
West Village Historic District (Buffalo, New York)
Location Roughly bounded by S. Elmwood Ave., Chippewa, Georgia, Prospect, Carolina and Tracy Sts., Buffalo, New York
Coordinates 42°53′31″N 78°52′50″W / 42.89194°N 78.88056°W / 42.89194; -78.88056Coordinates: 42°53′31″N 78°52′50″W / 42.89194°N 78.88056°W / 42.89194; -78.88056
Architect Olmsted, Frederick Law
Architectural style Second Empire, Gothic, Italianate
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 80002610[1]
Added to NRHP May 06, 1980

West Village Historic District is a national historic district located at Buffalo in Erie County, New York. The district is a 19th-century residential neighborhood within walking distance of the central business district and Lake Erie. It is one of Buffalo's oldest and most intact residential areas, having been developed on the site of the estate of the city's first mayor Ebenezer Johnson and South Village of Black Rock. It contains 102 structures built between 1854 and 1914, most of which are detached single-family dwellings, with about a dozen apartment buildings. The district reflects architectural styles of the late 19th century including the Second Empire, Gothic Revival, and Italianate style. Included in the district is Johnson Park, redesigned by Frederick Law Olmsted about 1876, and Hutchinson Central Technical High School.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

External links[edit]

  • The West Village is covered in the West Side travel guide from Wikivoyage.