Nash, Rev. J. Edward, Sr., House
Posted by: Rayman
N 42° 53.153 W 078° 51.989
17T E 674223 N 4750350
Quick Description: This house was home to a very influential and important African-American in the history of Buffalo.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/17/2007 6:24:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM180W
This house was the home of Rev. J. Edward Nash, Sr. Rev. Nash was pastor of the nearby Michigan Avenue Baptist Church from 1892 until 1953. Rev. Nash's leadership and presence in Buffalo's African-American community during the 50 years of the 20th century earned him legendary status in that community. During most of that period he was the most widely known and respected African-American in the city. Rev. Nash was involved in the efforts to bring branches of the Urban League and the NAACP to Buffalo. He was also a long time leader and treasurer of the Western New York Baptist Association. For 32 years he was secretary of the Ministers Alliance of Buffalo. The inter-racial body was one of the most influential religious groups in Buffalo. Rev. Nash called and led several community political meetings of Black Buffalonians to intercede on behalf of local Black citizens who were in danger of being wronged because of their race.
The house is in the process of being restored and will open in the summer of 2007 as a museum, along with the nearby Michigan Street Baptist Church.
36 Nash St
Buffalo, NY United States
County / Borough / Parish: Erie
Year listed: 2007
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person
Periods of significance: 1900-1924
Historic function: Domestic: Single Dwelling
Current function: Vacant/Not In Use
Privately owned?: yes
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Season start / Season finish: Not listed
Hours of operation: Not listed
Secondary Website 1: Not listed
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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