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Niagara Square

‘Niagara Square is not a square, but a circle and is located at the intersection of Delaware, Niagara, Genesee and Court Streets. It was laid out by Joseph Ellicott, surveyor and land agent for the Holland Land Co. in 1807. In the center of the square, stands the city’s memorial to President William McKinley, who was assassinated while attending the Pan-American Exposition in 1901. Burnham, D. H., who was called in to consult on the project, suggested the appropriateness of an obelisk, with fountains at the base and decided where it should be placed. Niagara Square is the unofficial town square of Buffalo.’ Niagara Square is just a cool spot. There is...

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