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Entranceway at Main Street at Roycroft Boulevard - Amherst, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 57.724 W 078° 46.802
17T E 681060 N 4758993
Quick Description: A trio of stone walls mark the entrance to one of suburban Buffalo's nicer neighborhoods.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2008 3:02:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM44MY
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 19

Long Description:
The entranceway at Roycroft Boulevard in Amherst is an intact, relatively rare, early 20th century Tudor Revival style suburban residential entranceways associated with local historical development of Amherst, NY. This entranceway is part of a grouping of entranceways and street furniture including stone walls and signposts along the Main Street corridor. Developers built these entranceways in the 1920s to advertise their development as a "desirable location", "where homes of character are being built", and as "the most desirable place for discriminating Buffalonians to reside in."

This entranceway consists of three half-height stone walls and two stone posts on the south side of Main Street at Roycroft Boulevard in Amerhst, NY. It marks the entrance to the Aurora Park subdivision created by Abbott & Beymer Land Co. Built circa 1917 to 1920, the design has early 20th century Tudor Revival style influences that match the character of the houses behind it.
Street address:
Main St and Roycroft Blvd
Amherst, NY United States

County / Borough / Parish: Erie

Year listed: 2005

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Landscape: Street Furniture

Current function: Landscape: Street Furniture

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2008 To: 12/31/2008

Hours of operation: From: 12:00 AM To: 12:00 AM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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