The 2022 Historic LaSalle Photo Calendar has been released. Terry Lasher Winslow has again put together the calendar, which features historical photographs of the Village of LaSalle.
A press release stated, “Once a part of the Town of Niagara, LaSalle became an official village in 1897, until it was annexed into the City of Niagara Falls in 1927. During this time, as the industries grew along the river, the village expanded and housing for the workers was needed. New developments sprang up just upstream from the factories and with the trolley lines on Buffalo Avenue, it was logical to develop the farmlands into housing stock. In the beginning of the 20th century, LaSalle experienced a rapid growth that took it from a farm community to a residential suburb. As a result, pressure to build more schools, roads, water and sewer lines were major factors in the vote to annex into the City of Niagara Falls.”
This year, the calendars will be available at Augie’s Restaurant in the Pine Plaza, 8207 Niagara Falls Blvd.; Sunshine Café, 8649 Buffalo Ave.; Salisa’s Diner, 2214 Niagara Falls Blvd.; Confetti Cottage, 7917 Buffalo Ave.; or by calling 716-425-4005. Delivery and shipping are also available.
This year’s calendar photos include the original Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Hachee’s Amoco Gas Station, the Plantation Restaurant, the Star Lite Drive In, Swiezy’s Restaurant & Grove, Sunny Acres Mobile Home Park, the Mil-Pine Lounge & Restaurant, the Button Factory, construction of the International Paper Company Houses, Massaro Chevrolet Dealership, Gerbasi’s N.I.G.A. Market and the 1919 William Thurecht home.
Teresa Lasher Winslow, an authority on the history of the former Village of LaSalle, is a former Niagara County historian and has been researching and documenting the history of LaSalle for the past two decades. She also owns a consulting firm called House Historians, documenting the history of buildings for owners and submitting National Register of Historic Places nominations for tax credits for their restoration.
For more information on either of these, call 716-425-4005.