Buffalo’s Cobblestone Historic District remains as a testament to the city’s industrial past and position as the Great Lakes’ grain handling hub. Bordered between Illinois, Perry, Columbia Streets, and South Park Avenue, the district is home to the berth of the world’s oldest working fireboat, alongside the Michigan Avenue Lift Bridge.

The district’s remaining buildings are legacy to Buffalo’s significance as a product-manufacturing and industrial epicenter during and after the American Civil War. The Erie and Hamburg Canals, Buffalo River, and Buffalo Harbor’s close proximity fueled growth and prosperity for manufacturers, metalworking shops, and maritime suppliers. Some of these businesses’ successors continue to thrive in the Cobblestone District to this day.

In 2014, the National Parks Service placed the Cobblestone District on the National Register of Historic Places.

Businesses in the District

Lockhouse Distillery & Bar

“Lockhouse Distillery is the first distillery to operate in Buffalo, N.Y. since prohibition. Nestled in the Historic Cobblestone District we produce six flagship and two seasonal spirits. Our dedication is to producing spirits that are high quality and distinctive both in cocktails and on their own.”

Location: 41 Columbia Street Buffalo, New York 14204

Buffalo Iron Works

“Intimate live music lounge built into an early 1900s factory space featuring national, regional and local artists of all kinds. Established in 2013, Buffalo Iron Works welcomes all types of events from concerts and acoustic shows, to book signings and birthday parties”

Location: 49 Illinois Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Helium Comedy Club

“Helium is a contemporary entertainment venue in Buffalo’s historic Cobblestone district, featuring multiple meeting spaces, comprehensive audio visual systems, and a showroom capacity of 275 people. Our venue amenities have been carefully tailored to accommodate most special event objectives and needs. With seven comedy clubs and four full restaurants, our extensive event planning and talent-booking knowledge are at your disposal.”

Location: 30 Mississippi Street Buffalo NY 14203

Abbey Mecca

“Our mission is and always will be to help our clients build long-term brand value. We get it. We’ve been at it for more than 50 years. Our brand-focused culture puts our clients first, streamlines project flow, increases effectiveness and through collaboration, results in award-winning campaigns.”

Location: 95 Perry Street, Suite 101 Buffalo, NY 14203