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War of 1812 Mural
The Black Rock Heritage Trail
Amherst and Tonawanda Streets, Buffalo, NY

Black Rock Hisorical Society - Official Website



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By Doreen De Both



"Black Rock and Native Americans before the 1700's" Mural
By J. Tim Raymond

"J. Tim Raymond was selected for his depiction of the Black Rock and Native Americans before the 1700's when the Black Rock was known as 'Kistangoi' in the Iroquois language. It was 200' long and 300' wide, made of chert and limestone, and offered a safe harbor for the villagers. The Native Americans grew corn, squash and beans, referred to as the 'Three Sisters.' They are the physical and spiritual sustainers of life, and compose the main food supply for the Iroquois. They are painted in the lower left of the mural. Also incorporated into the mural is the profile apparition of Philip Conjockety for whom the Scajaquada Creek is named after." - Doreen E. DeBoth, The Black Rock Heritage Trail War Of 1812 Mural Project Under Way (online June 2013)



"War of 1812" Mural
By Russell Mott

"Here the British bateaux have landed at the foot of Amherst Street, planning on torching the area of Black Rock and Buffalo (July11,1813).The American officer in the foreground on the right is ready to call in his troops to defend the area. Mott brilliantly included General Peter Porter’s house to add more meaning to the mural and to create historical dialogue." - Doreen E. DeBoth, The Black Rock Heritage Trail War Of 1812 Mural Project Under Way (online June 2013)



"The Erie Canal" Mural
Designed by Doreen DeBoth; painted by Jerome A.Mach

"Activities along the towpath are recreated with buildings and mules pulling packet boats. A portrait of DeWitt Clinton who was govenor of New Your State and presided over its opening in October of 1825 will be included. The celebration lasted ten days as Governor Clinton traveled from Albany to Buffalo aboard a packet boat."- Doreen E. DeBoth, The Black Rock Heritage Trail War Of 1812 Mural Project Under Way (online June 2013)



By Cynthia Van Ens



 "Peace Garden" Mural
By Cynthia Van Ens

"The artist explains her idea for the mural on a personal level. After living in Black Rock for two years she has seen the growth of Black Rock, particularly this garden located at Dearborn and Hamilton Streets. Where it once was an empty lot, it is now a flourishing flower and vegetable garden that was created by the Dearborn Street Block Club for residents and visitors to enjoy. This reflects the community spirit and pride that resulted in beautifying the neighborhood. The Peace Tree signifies hope for the future, to create a peaceful community of all ethnicities living and working together. The man making repairs on the roof represent the rebuilding of a neighborhood that was beginning to crumble." - Doreen E. DeBoth, The Black Rock Heritage Trail War Of 1812 Mural Project Under Way (online June 2013)



"Historical Architecture in Black Rock" Mural
By Russell Mott



Railroads and Industry in the early 1800’s in Black Rock" Mural
By Joe Tempski

 "... a steam locomotive crossing the International Bridge during the evening hours. Industrial buildings represent the thriving manufacturing area of Black Rock’s history and railroads are an important part of its growth."- Doreen E. DeBoth, The Black Rock Heritage Trail War Of 1812 Mural Project Under Way (online June 2013)



Photos and their arrangement 2014 Chuck LaChiusa
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