Central Avenue Historic District (Lancaster, New York)

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Central Avenue Historic District
40 Clark St Central Avenue Historic District Lancaster, New York Nov 09.jpg
40 Clark St., Central Avenue Historic District, November 2009
Central Avenue Historic District (Lancaster, New York) is located in New York
Central Avenue Historic District (Lancaster, New York)
Central Avenue Historic District (Lancaster, New York) is located in the United States
Central Avenue Historic District (Lancaster, New York)
Location16-50 Central Ave., 1-5 W. Main & 40 Clark Sts., Lancaster, New York
Coordinates42°54′03″N 78°40′22″W / 42.90083°N 78.67278°W / 42.90083; -78.67278Coordinates: 42°54′03″N 78°40′22″W / 42.90083°N 78.67278°W / 42.90083; -78.67278
Area3.82 acres (1.55 ha)
Builtc. 1860 (1860)-1940
Architectural styleItalianate, Colonial Revival
NRHP reference #14000911[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 12, 2014

Central Avenue Historic District is a national historic district located at Lancaster in Erie County, New York. The district encompasses 17 contributing buildings in the central business district of the village of Lancaster. The district includes a variety of residential, commercial, and government buildings built between about 1860 and 1940. It includes notable examples of Italianate and Colonial Revival style architecture. Notable buildings include the Lancaster Town Hall and Opera House (c. 1894, 1976-1978), Former Post Office (c. 1905), Cushing Block (c. 1896), and Potter-Eaton House (c. 1895, moved 1940).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 11/10/14 through 11/14/14. National Park Service. 2014-11-21.
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2015-11-01.[permanent dead link] Note: This includes Hannah Beckman and Jennifer Walkowski (June 2014). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Central Avenue Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-11-01. and Accompanying photographs