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Masten Park


This Buffalo neighborhood centers on Best Street from Michigan to Jefferson Avenue.

High School

City Honors School - 450 Masten Avenue

Read a history of the neighborhood From Prospect Reservoir to Johnnie B. Wiley Pavilion.

City Honors School - Masten & E. North Streets
Buffalo Civic Stadium, circa 1939 - (War Memorial Stadium)

About 1900, a high school was built at Masten Place, a small hillside park in the district. Today the building houses the City Honors School, known throughout the state for its academic excellence.

Also situated on this high ground was a reservoir, the basin upon which the "Rock Pile" (War Memorial Stadium) was built. It is now a large recreational field with a track and baseball diamonds.

Wiley Sports Facility - Site of the old War Memorial Stadium
Woodson Gardens townhouses - Masten Place and North Street