Cobblestone District placed on National Register of Historic Places

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A piece of Buffalo is leaving its mark on a national scale.

The Cobblestone District was placed on the “National Register of Historic Places.” Hundreds volunteered to clean up the area over the years and their hard work paid off.

On Tuesday, two plaques commemorating the Cobblestone District’s history were unveiled.

Tim Tielman of the Campaign for a Greater Buffalo said, “We volunteered, not knowing anyting about historic stone paving, but we lifted up and cleaned 60,000 of these stones. So this is the fruits of Buffalonians’ labor.”

The Cobblestone District includes Perry, Columbia and Illinois Streets. It’s located near the Erie Canal. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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