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North Presbyterian Church (Screenshot of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s channel on Historypin)

Historypin: North Presbyterian Church

Former location: Main Street above Huron Street

March 23, 2016

The North Presbyterian Church was constructed in 1846 on Main Street near the corner of Chippewa Street. The lot purchased for its construction was the location of the first home of Dr. Ebenezer Johnson (1786–1849), Buffalo’s first mayor.

The first services held at the church occurred on October 3, 1847, and the dedication ceremony was on December 29, 1847. In 1904, the church was demolished for the construction of the Hippodrome Theater, which opened in 1914. Designed by Leon H. Lempert, Jr., the Hippodrome was Michael Shea’s first movie theater. The building was demolished in 1983 and the location is now the site of Fountain Plaza.

North Presbyterian Church. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

For more historical information, visit the Albright-Knox’s channel on Historypin

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