Historic Plymouth Avenue in the Kleinhans Neighborhood:
A Survey of the History and Structures of Plymouth Avenue
from Hudson Street to Porter Avenue in Buffalo, New York

By Christopher N. Brown
2008

Time Line of Significant Events Affecting Plymouth Avenue Neighborhood (PAGE 1)


Introduction (3)


History of Plymouth Avenue From Hudson Street to Pennsylvania Street (3)

1835-1870 Period (3)

Barker and Sidway Families (3)

A Family Legend (4)

Impact of Streetcars on Area Development (10)

The Sidways Get Neighbors (11)

A Tale of Two Sons (13)

The Bytes Family (14)

1870-1900 Period (15)

1870-1880 (15)

1880-1900 23)

1900-1985 Period (33)


History of Plymouth Avenue from Pennsylvania Street to Jersey Street and Porter Avenue (44)

East Side of Plymouth Avenue (45)

Plymouth Methodist Church (56)

West Side of Plymouth Avenue (63)

Engine #2, Hook and Ladder #9 (69)

The Bravery of Job Hoisington (75)


Kleinhans Music Hall (79)


Plymouth Avenue Abandonment and Reclamation (82)

Neighborhood Challenges (82)

Kleinhans Community Association Addresses Neighborhood Issues (83)


Conclusion (88)


Appendix A - Architectural and Historical Assessment (Page 90)

Existing Structures at a Glance (90)

Relevant Victorian Architectural Styles (92)

Structure Reference (Page 94)..... (Page 101) ...... (Page 111) ......(Page 121)

Appendix B - Biographies of relevant Architects and Builders (130)

Milton Earl Beebe (130)

Richard & William Caudell (133)

Eckel& Ackerman (135)

George J. Metzger (135)

Fred Harvey Loverin (135)

Charles Day Swan (137)

Cyrus K. Porter and Sons (142)


Endnotes and General References (145)


Plymouth Avenue North of Porter Avenue) (155)


Index (157)


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