BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy re-installed two renovated cannons at Front Park on Thursday.
Many of the Civil-War era cannons were sold for scrap by the City of Buffalo during the Depression. An intern with the Conservancy discovered these cannons sitting in a storage lot.
President and CEO Thomas Herrera-Mishler said, “It’s a very important commemoration of the Civil War. As a matter of fact, 31 years later, there was a great gathering right here at Front Park of Civil War veterans from all over the nation. And these cannons were part of the backdrop for that gathering of veterans.”
A total of eight cannons at Front Park used to face Lake Erie during the 19th Century.
The Conservancy hopes to find more of them.