Tuesday, January 20, 2009

LaSalle Village Building & Post Office

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When LaSalle became a part of the city of Niagara Falls in 1927, its Library already had a home -- two small rooms in the picturesque village hall on Buffalo Avenue, a facility that it shared with a post office and a police station. An offshoot of the LaSalle Literary Society, the library quickly became the hub of community life under the direction of Mrs. Alfreda Walker and, later, Mrs. Fred Campbell. Youngsters turned the pages of picture books at the slant-topped oak tables in the tiny children's room. Adults congregated in the inviting main reading room with its sunny, arched windows which featured during three seasons of the year, a vibrant display of red geraniums. (Please click here for link)


Barry said...

I spent a lot of time at that librarey while attending cayuga drive school

Barry Chaisson

lk said...

I too spent a lot of time there as a kid. Then I hit puberty and started hanging out at Buzzy's a couple of doors down.

Anonymous said...

If you went to Cayuga Drive, why not go to classmates and post your school class photos there? Now that the building is gone it would be nice to get in contact with folks. A lot of us have moved away but still have a lot of memories!