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Historical Significance

History abounds throughout the neighborhood, most notably regarding architecture. Arguably one of the more significant architectural and historic gems in the neighborhood is the University Park Historic District. This district encompasses portions of Larchmont Road, Niagara Falls Boulevard, Radcliffe Road, University Avenue, Allenhurst Road, Pelham Drive, and Capen Boulevard between Main Street and Kenmore Avenue. It was recently nominated and placed on the National Register of Historic Places list in 2011 as part of a University at Buffalo graduate urban planning class in historic preservation. The neighborhood is considered “a remarkably intact example of an early-20th century planned residential subdivision, reflecting the importance of the streetcar and the rise of automobile use in determining the city's expansion.”

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