Looking Backward: Henry Street, 1958

by / May. 10, 2017 12am EST

Henry Street no longer exists. As with several others, Henry Street was wiped off the map by the Waterfront Urban Renewal Project in 1963. Seen here in 1958, Henry Street was one of the rights-of-way that led from the Terrace to the Erie Canal. In the distance are St. Joseph’s Cathedral & Rectory and the elevated approach to the Buffalo Skyway, completed a few years earlier in 1955. The back of a Simon Pure beer billboard is visible in the center. The nearby Jackson Street, Bingham Street, Marshall Alley, Kelderhouse Alley, Mechanic Street, Birsdall Street, Stevens Street, and Ann Street and are all gone, too. Horizons Plaza, home to WNED and WBFO studios, occupies the site of Henry Street today.