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Map: Targeted area for Old Stone Chimney


The New York Power Authority says it will fund a study of the relocation of the treasured Old Stone Chimney, which currently stands in an embankment of the Robert Moses Parkway.

Above is a screenshot of a Google map, with the red marker indicating the area to be studied as the potential new location.

Once any move is completed - an aspect that still would need a committment of funding - there would be another phase of work to enhance the historical interpretation at the site, Mayor Paul A. Dyster said.

Until earlier this month, it was believed that the chimney sat on city-owned land and was the property of the city. Power Authority officials recently told the city they discovered the part of Porter Park where it stands had been conveyed to the authority.

The authority opposed an effort to have the city’s Historic Preservation Commission designate the chimney a local landmark because it is going to be moved.

Click here for the Google map.

For further reading, check out the city's application for the project submitted to the Niagara River Greenway Commission.


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Aaron Besecker joined The Buffalo News in 2007, where he has covered communities in Western New York as a beat reporter, multimedia journalist and assistant online editor. A Buffalo native, he began his career in journalism at the Niagara Gazette.

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