The 1893 Map of the Retail Places of Business of Buffalo / aka Ill-repute Map

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The 1893 Map of the Retail Places of Business of Buffalo / aka Ill-repute Map

Historic Maps | Item# 500324

This is a redesign of the original 1893 “Map of the Retail Places of Business” in the district covered by the Christian Homestead Association.   


With a Listing houses of ill-fame, saloons, free theatre saloons, second-hand clothing stores, barber shops, restaurants, etc.


Within a 6-block area where Canalside currently resides, the Canal District had 75 brothels, more than 120 saloons and 19 “free theatre saloons”.  This area later became known as “Dante Place,” a tenement neighborhood for Italian and Sicilian immigrants.  In 1938, Dante Place was demolished and was roughly where the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium once stood. 



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