Snyder, NY

PO Snyder NY

This from local historian Alan Baumgardner: “Snyder was named for Michael Snyder, a prominent local merchant and postmaster. By the 1890s, increases in population and improved modes of transportation, including the Buffalo and Williamsville Electric Railway trolley system built along Main Street in 1893, spurred the growth of neighborhoods away from Buffalo and into formerly rural areas. If I were to guess, perhaps this building was at Main & Harlem; the tracks in the photo were the trolley tracks that ran down Main Street.”

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