Buffalo and Kenmore
region



Index

Diners

Short lasted diners

possible diners 



a - 360 Niagara (originally at 415 Niagara through 1926)
diner built by Ward & Dickinson #17
owners
Alex Sullivan - August 1925 - 1927
Henrietta Dexter 1929 - 1932
Henry D. Mackey 1933 - 1937
William McArthur 1939 - 1941+
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

b - 1625 Elmwood
Elmhurst Diner
Diner built by Liberty Dining Car Co.
owners
Frank & Ada Rodwick 1929 - 1930
Mrs. Maud L. Kughen 1931 - 1934
Mrs Florence Blackwell 1935 & 1938 - 1939
Mrs. Ada M. Rodwick 1936 - 1937 & 1940 - 1942 (Leslie E. Higgins mgr)
Rettke's Diner - Harry W. Rettke - 1946 - 1958
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

c - 76 S. Park (called 76 Ohio up to 1938)
Diner built by [unknown]
owners
Frank X. Hamlin 1932 - 1934 & 1939 & 1942
William McArthur 1935 - 1937
Albert E. Meyers 1938
George W. Dolliver 1940 - 1941
Albert Snyder 1946 - 1948
Howard F. Heiser 1950
Albert A. Swart 1951
Mrs. Frances A. Sangin 1953 - 1959
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

d - 1584 Main
diner built by [unknown]
owners
Clifton H. Lufkin 1927
Peter J. Martin 1929
Cyril A. Odien 1930 - 1935
Mrs. Myrtle Jones 1936
Iva L. & Nelson H. Haas 1937 - 1938
Lulu J. Stowell 1939 - 1940
Gladys A. Abwender 1941 - 1942
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

e - 38 Kenmore
Amherst Diner
Diner built by Ward & Dickinson
owners
unknown 1944
Arthur H. Halladay 1946 - 1950
Ray Spear 1951
John V. Schwakopt 1955 - 1960
Speros Chakos & Panigoites Dupanistes 1961 - 1964
+ Barbara Drepaniotis 1965 - 1968
University Texas Red Hots - Peter Krestos 1974 - 1978
Galloping Greeks - James Costianes 1982+
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

f - 457 E. Delavan (originally 454 until 1931)
Diner built by Ward & Dickinson #67
owners
Fisher System 1927
C.R. Sheldon 1928
Stanley J. Kasprzak 1928 - 1932 & 1934 - 1935
John E. Quinn 1933
William J. Kran 1936 - 1942
Julia Naples 1946
Chas T. Galante 1948
H.F. Dares 1950
Delavan Diner - Mrs. Irene Platter 1951 - 1963
Dennis R. O'Tolle &  Edward R. Swimline 1964
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

g - 2514 Main
Main Diner
diner built by Ward & Dickinson #62
owners
Esther Lyon & Suzanne Finch 1926
William H. Newton 1927 & 1932
Mary C. Flynn 1929 - 1930
diner moved to 1083 Kensington by Newton but was vacant in city dirs.
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

h - 289 Court
diner? built by [unknown]
owners
Philip Gagne 1932 & 1934 - 1936
Blanche Ottwiller 1933
Peter Badali 1937 - 1938
Mariano Indovina 1939 - 1942
Al Farrell 1946 - 1948
Greyhound Diner - Jos A. Thomas 1950 - 1951
George C. Dietz 1953 - 1963
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

j - 129 S. Elmwood (moved to 140 S. Elmwood in 1960)
Shultz Diner
diner built by Ward & Dickinson #37
owners
Fisher System 1927
Victor D. Shultz & Abbaline Shultz 1931 - 1958
Marie G & Victor D Shultz 1960 - 1982+
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

k - 1588 Bailey
diner built by possibly Richardson
owners
Sidney R. Schweikert -1927 - 1931
Jason A. Logel 1932 - 1934
Sidney R. Schweikert 1935 - 1938
Harry Bishop 1939
does picture exist - possibly, owner of Woodlawn Diner was given pictures, one called Bailey Lunch.

l - 2201 Elmwood
diner built by Liberty Dining Car Co.
owners
Liberty Dining Car Co. 1929
Milton W. Ballard 1930 - 1940
Gordon R. Saylor 1941 - 1942
Jason J. Wolf 1946
Howard N. Partel 1948
Hinman Diner - Edna & Louis Muscato 1950 - 1977
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

m - 164 W. Chippewa
James Vacanti applied for permit in 1954 to demolish restaurant to grade and then build a new restaurant.
Diner built by Ward & Dickinson #30
owners
Truman Wilbur Dec 1925 - April 1926
Beverly Charles Webster June 1926 - April 1928
Paul G. Fitzpatrick May 1928 -
Dewey M. Clark 1929 - July 1954
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

n - 236 Grant
diner built by Ward & Dickinson #14
owners
Chas J. Flahaven  June 1925- 1929
Jason E. Farry 1930 - 1932
John A. Basher 1933- 1935
Minnie Peterson & Bertha Clark 1936 - 1938
Mrs. Myrtle Goodbody 1939
George H. Leverenz 1940 - 1942
Elmer H. Donley 1946 - 1950
George C. Henshaw 1951 - 1957
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

p - 324 Military
diner built by [unknown]
owners
Webster Diner - Corey & Dorothy F. Webster -1929 - 1932
Donald R. McKibben 1933 - 1934
Adolph Metzger 1936 - 1938
John Marine 1939 - 1941
William R. MacArthur 1942
Jacob Rogozinski 1946 - 1960
M & D Diner - Daniel & Mary A. Williams - 1961 - 1968
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

r - 172 Allen
diner built by Ward & Dickinson #19
owners
Charles Picker August 1925 - 1933
Ira Hewitt 1934 - 1935
William Eisele 1936 - 1939
Joe & Hattie's Restaurant - Mrs. Hallie Higbee  1940 - 1942
Ernest Laware 1946 - 1951
El Rancho Restaurant - Arthur C. Albert(mgr) 1955 - 1959
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

t - 573 Virginia
diner built by [unknown]
owners
National Dining Car Co. [William E. Freeman mgr] 1927
Virginia Diner - Harold B. Fancher & Jason B Reed Jr. 1928
Herbert Boldus 1930 - 1931
Christian B. VanAnkum 1932 - 1933
Peter Fyock 1934
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

u - 2983 Delaware - Kenmore
diner built by Richardson
owners
Mrs. Frank Kahabka & Anderson May 1925
Wilbur E. Blanding March 1927 - 1930
Kenmore Home Lunch - William Buchner & Claude Gleason - 1931 - 1932
Blanding's Dining Car - Wilbur E. Blanding - 1933 - 1937
William F. Rees 1938 - 1948
Village Diner - Elsie & Benjamin E. Feirich - 1950 - 1958
Village Diner - Jean & George B. Edwards - 1959 - 1961
Village Diner - John W. Morphis - 1962 - 1963
Whitney's Village Diner - George E. Whitney - 1965 - 1966+

does picture exist - not to my knowledge

v - 3054 Delaware - Kenmore
diner built by [unknown]
owners
Georgia M. & Frank J. Kahabka 1932 - 1942
George B. Edwards 1946 - 1951
John P. Flynn 1952
Bernie's Diner - Mrs. Bernice Gerber - 1956
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

w - 3480 Delaware
Delqua Diner
diner built by [unknown]
owners
IEmma Metzger -1957 - 1964
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

x - 807 Tonawanda
diner built by [unknown]
permit to place and enlarge dining car filed by Chas Oelheim in July 1935
owners
Chas Oelheim 1935
Emery Wood 1936 - 1941+
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

y - 970 Main
Woodworth Diner
Built by [unknown] possibly a newer diner replaced older in late 1940s
Diner built by [unknown]
owners
John H & Aimee H. Woodworth 1927 - 1958
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

z - 1706 Broadway [possibly moved to 1665 in 1947]
Diner built by [unknown]
owners
Frank Coleman 1927 - 1930 & 1936
Chas E. McCall 1932
Mrs. Maie Bodie 1933
Gertrude Cole 1935
Da Nite Diner - Sam S. Brody & Russell J. Molinara - 1938
Chas Forrest 1939
Mrs. Helen Smith 1940
William J Madden 1941
Lewis Mazette 1942
Grace George 1946 - 1948
John Efthemis 1950
John R. Calvin 1953 - 1955
Clarence F. Desmore 1956
Cora & Dennis Nelson 1957
Broadway Diner - Theresa M. Stanczykowski - 1959 - 1960
New Broadway Diner - Steph & Dorothy Szoka - 1961
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

@ - 425 Ohio
diner? built by [unknown]
owners
Flash Inn - John S. Appleby 1941
OFrancis Gabensleben 1942
William W. Ekleberry 1946 - 1950
Bill's Diner - Mary Sweeney - 1951 - 1956
Bill's Diner - Matty J. Segal - 1957 - 1963
Honeyland Restaurant - John & Ernest Casapis 1964 - 1967
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

% - 511 Ohio
Clute's Diner
diner built by [unknown]
owners
Howard E & Mildred Clute 1936 - 1948
Edward Zelechaski(mgr) 1950 - 1955
Robert M. Bentley & Edward Zelechaski 1956 - 1958
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

& - 1170 Hertel
Hertel Diner
diner built by [unknown]
owners
Mrs. Oagle W. Starkey & Mrs. Jennie B. Nichols 1930 - 1939
Oagle W. & Harry Warner 1940 - 1960
Nelson J Campagna 1961 - 1968
does picture exist - not to my knowledge

diners that existed for a short time

2795 Delaware - Kenmore
Harry More - Nov 1923 - 1930
possibly moved to 2751 Delaware
Jessie H. Poltz 1932
Harry More 1933 - 1934
disappeared

764 Kensington
Peter Martin Sept 1931(permit)
Mark D. Searles 1933 - 1935
disappeared

43 W. Huron  [Ward & Dickinson #25]
John H. Woodward(Woodworth?) Oct 1925 - 1927
moved to 83 W. Huron
William White August 1927 - Oct 1927
Joseph Fisher Nov 1927 - Jan 1929
diner moved to Hamburg by F.T. Bush

59 E. Huron [Ward & Dickinson #68]
Fisher System 1927
Cecil E. Moore 1928
moved to 1469 Fillmore
James Wilson and Carl L. Wooden
Frank J. and Ethel B. Smith
moved to Youngstown, Oh in 1930

Ohio c. Indiana [Ward & Dickinson]
Fisher System 1927
William McArthur 1928 - 1929
moved to Franklinville, NY

3030 Bailey [Ward & Dickinson #15]
came from Batavia, NY
Edwin Krueger & Edward Voss Nov 1927 - June 1928
Chas Leyland June 1928 - May 1929
George Gregory May 1929 - March 1930
moved to Waterford, PA

Bailey @ Kensington [Ward & Dickinson #42]
George T. Willson 1926 - 1927
Community Diner - Frank A and Lawrence Gehan - 1928
disappeared

51 Triangle [Ward & Dickinson #27]
came from Seneca Falls
Earl and Ethel Mallory Oct 1927 - July 1928
Lela Hunter August 1928 - 1930
moved to Bridgeport, CT

82 S. Division
Chester W. Corbin and Tanner Dye Sept 1925
disappeared

33½  W. Tupper [Liberty Dining Car]
demonstration model for company through 1931/32
M.J. Tupper 1928
Philip Presley 1930
Earl L. Haas 1931
Chas Zafuta 1932
Sidney Schweikert 1933 - 1934
disappeared - possibly moved to Woodlawn

612 Genesee [Ward & Dickinson #32]
William Birmingham & Walter Luebke Dec 1925 - March 1926
Fisher System 1926 - 1927
Paul G. Fitzpatrick April 1928 - April 1930
William J. Hooley  May 1930 - May 1934
Fitzpatrick and Hooley may have leased to George Haas
diner moved to Uniontown, PA


possible diners

Sam Kaity(also spelled Kaidy sometimes) had possible diner at 1654 Genesee 1929 - 1934 and then moved to 145 Niagara in 1935 - 1936. This was sold to Sidney Schweikert for 1938 - 1939. and then it disappeared

Scott Diner - 204 Scott

Lunch Box - 1310 Clinton

1416 Delaware

308 Delaware

2179 Niagara

73 Ohio - 1930

260 Ohio - 1930

1020 E. Delevan   6/19/28 lunch car  - Herbert Weckerly 1928 - 1931


I am still researching these addresses based on building permit information
918 Main  11/16/28 L.A. Jeffords - no city dir info
1312 Hertel  5/4/28 E.M. Short - no city dir info