While Downtown Niagara Falls lost many of its historic buildings during the period of Urban Renewal, the Buffalo Avenue corridor still retains some excellent examples of various styles of architecture and homes that were once the residences of prominent figures in our city's history. Read through this document to gain more insight into the history of the Buffalo Avenue.
"...To realize Niagara you must sit there till you see nothing else than that which you have come to see. You will hear nothing else and see nothing else. At length you will be at one with the tumbling river before you. You will find yourself among the waters as though you belong to them.The cool liquid green will run through your veins and the voice of the cataract will be the expression of your own heart.You will fall as the bright waters fall, rushing down into your new world with no hesitation and with no dismay: and you will rise again as the spray rises, bright, beautiful and pure. Then you will flow away in your course to the uncompassed, distant and eternal ocean..."
- Anthony Trollope (1858-1861).