The office of the Village Historian is once again open and ready for your visit. I am now located in the board room at the Village Hall on Main Street and I am busy getting things back into order. My hours will continue to be on Tuesday and Thursday from 10-3 or by appointment. I hope to have a new display cabinet for some artifacts that are part of the Historian’s collection as well as plenty of reading material for you to enjoy.
I am always ready to listen and record the memories that you have of Middleport and would like to preserve for future generations.
Do you have any old photos of the garage at 1 Vernon street of what it look liked in th 50 when built
I will contact you soon! Thanks for the inquiry.
I lived in Middleport when I was 5 or 6 years old. I remember one of the houses I lived in was on Griswold Stt, a very old house (traveling south of Rt 31) the house was on the right. I believe it might have been on the Underground Railroad system from what I remember adults talking about back in 1954-56. Also while reading about the Elementary School I see that it is not in Middleport Village? I went to Kindergarten and 1st grade in a small building about a block from the High School. I believe either Kindergarten or 1st grade was in the High School building? I loved being a young child in Middleport. I also lived north of the draw bridge on Mechanic St. right across the street from the Tow Path. A small park was on the north side of Mechanic St. Such happy memories of the lovely library. There was a bakery on Main Street where we would buy donuts. I can still remember it so vividly. I hope to visit sometime and walk on the Tow Path.
I am tracing my ancestors footprints and believe R. BUTLER in the Niagara and Orleans County 1875 Middleport, Gasport, Wolcottville map in my ancestor. The 1875 map of Middleport has their land at the intersection of Rail Road Street and Elizabeth Street. I looked at Google Maps and believe the intersection is now known as Maple Avenue and Elizabeth Street. The 1875 map has a Cemetery on the corner. I was wondering what the Cemetery name was and where it was relocated?
I noticed there was St. Stephen’s Church – Holy Trinity Parish down the block. Do you have any history on the church; records they may have from the 1800s?
Do you have any local information on the BUTLER family (and/or DUNN family)? I have dates and names that range from 1836 – 1900. I would be happy to pay any fees or photocopy costs.