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Lower West Side


This Buffalo neighborhood centers on Niagara Street from City Hall to Porter Avenue.

High School

Leonardo Da Vinci High School
320 Porter Avenue

City of Buffalo Official Website

Read about City Hall

Holy Cross Catholic Church
Home on Fargo Avenue

Beginning in 1890, Italian-American immigrants settled this area close to the lake, giving the Lower West Side an Italian cultural identification. This can be seen by the two churches of Holy Cross and St. Anthony of Padua. Mass is still celebrated in Italian at St. Anthony's, but the neighborhood has changed and mass is celebrated in Spanish at Holy Cross. The Lower West Side is currently identified with the Buffalo Hispanic Community.