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Old Posted May 28, 2018, 12:45 AM
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Buffalo,New York - Allentown

The Allentown neighborhood is the area of city blocks surrounding Allen Street, which runs approximately 1 km long and is about 1.5 km north of downtown Niagara Square. Allentown development dates back to the late 1820s, and the oldest existing structures dating from the 1830s. The area has been known for decades as an arts and entertainment area, and for its eclectic residents. For many decades it also served as the center of the Buffalo gay community.

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Elmwood Avenue and Allen Street is the heart of Allentown, which is differentiated from the Elmwood Village neighborhood located further north.
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The area is known for its colorfully painted homes and businesses, many dating from the 1840s.
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Along Allen Street:
IMG_1174 by bpawlik, on Flickr

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To the east, Allen connects to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Center campus, which is adjacent to Allentown across Main Street. The new University of Buffalo Medical School building towers over the area.
IMG_1217 by bpawlik, on Flickr

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Across Main Street this church is being redeveloped as a residential and commercial building, along with a new build connecting to it.
IMG_1235 by bpawlik, on Flickr

View of downtown Buffalo from the corner of Allen and Main Street.
IMG_1236 by bpawlik, on Flickr

Former Buffalo Courier-Express newspaper building, across Main.
IMG_1239 by bpawlik, on Flickr
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Old Posted May 28, 2018, 3:08 AM
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Great pics! I'm enjoying your tour of Buffalo neighborhoods.
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Very nice!
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Older image of Allentown Art Festival, one of the biggest yearly festivals in Buffalo:
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really enjoyed these buffalo threads — thanks!
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2018, 1:13 AM
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Also in Allentown, the Trinity Episcopal Church (foundation placed 1869) is one of many 19th century churches in Buffalo, and contains many windows created by John Lafarge and Louis Comfort Tiffany.
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There certainly is a lot of color used on those homes, it brightens it up to Caribbean cheerfulness!
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Nice pictures! Allentown is one of the only neighborhoods I've never really explored. I've been along Johnson Park, but that's it. Allentown has some good bars and pubs, I heard.
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