Lafayette Square

Lafayette Square, Buffalo: Address, Phone Number, Lafayette Square Reviews: 4/5

Lafayette Square
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A popular retreat for office workers and weary tourists, this downtown Buffalo park has tree-shaded places to sit, flowers and criss-crossing paths, the two-story Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument built in 1882 and, most appealing of all, free Thursday evening concerts featuring music of all genres by regional and national names.
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Anand G
Kochi (Cochin), India1,887 contributions
An interesting past revisited
Aug 2019
Prima facie, we see the Buffalo/NFTA Metro Station, a collection of commercial buildings and a war/martyrs' memorial here. But the significance of a French aristocrat taking active part in American Revolutionary war as well as French Revolution does not get highlighted here easily. We keep seeing the images of Marqui de Lafayette in many places in Western New York. Only those who get genuinely interested in the old history gets info on the great man. Improvements can be brought to the park to make it a star attraction of Buffalo.
Written 23 September 2019
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bluecard21
Vermont380 contributions
not much to see beside the sailor monument
Jul 2019 • Couples
there is not much to see there.It just a small park.Place for people to sit and relax.We just took pictures at the sailor monument and wonder around Buffalo.
Written 25 July 2019
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,175 contributions
A place to enjoy and admire
Jun 2018 • Couples
The Lafayette Square is lovely. There are a lot of people in this square. Many sit on the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Flowers are at the front.

The square has a lot of trees and there is a lot of shade.

However, the highlight in this square is the Pillar of Soldiers and Sailors Monument. This monument is in memory of those who died in wars, just like the union over the issue of slavery.

Many died for freedom.

This is truly worthwhile to see!
Written 22 September 2018
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vlcnyc21
Staten Island, NY228 contributions
A nicly kept place to ponder your thougts
Aug 2018 • Couples
Nice histroic park tha is well kept and worth a visit is you like or even respect history. Read the plaques, think about it's history.
Written 19 August 2018
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Mike G
Buffalo, NY80 contributions
No Lounging around Monument
May 2018 • Friends
What a lovely bronze plaque, it's possible I misquoted (but something to that effect) SO GO THERE AND LOUNGE AROUND! Since I am a teacher I travel EACH DAY IN MY BIG TRUCK AND SURVEY THE SCENE. One day I was so happy about the police officers who now seem to be parked there ALL the time that I got out and walked over to the officer who was parked and introduced myself, and was happily met by a gentleman who knew a retired captain "Cap" I knew so it was like old times. I was very pleased to have walked around there and indeed realized I did a video on the Iraq war there many years ago as a college student (activist). Relaxing, stoic atmosphere near the Erie County Public Library.
Written 9 May 2018
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KaranPais
Mangalore, India578 contributions
A park
Sep 2017 • Solo
All in all, its a nice park where you can just stroll through the park and enjoy the statue in center of the park
Written 7 January 2018
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13,377 contributions
A nice park in city center
Jul 2017 • Solo
The Lafayette Square in a small park in the middle of the city about blocks from the Niagara Square where the City Hall is located. It is surrounded by the tall buildings and shopping mall. Although with steps and benches, The main attraction of the square is the Civil War monument. If you are in the area, it is worth looking around or taking picture for the memory of the visit. During day time is best to visit before or after lunch.
Written 7 August 2017
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1Dott2013
Kansas City, MO44 contributions
Don't go at night!
Jun 2017 • Family
Everything closes in downtown buffalo during the week at 6... we were looking for an open cvs or rite aide but no success. We came across this local park and monument and it had many teenagers hanging out and smoking. Several were yelling at others walking by. Hopefully it was just that way on the day we happened by it since the actual monument is pretty cool.
Written 16 June 2017
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Robert S
55 contributions
Small park near City Hall
Jan 2017 • Business
This is a small park near City Hall. It has a big statue/fountain in the middle of the park. From time to time, people congregate there from City Hall for press conferences, or activists picket and protest there. There use to be a summer concert series there, but it has moved to canal side.
Written 4 June 2017
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Jeffrey L
Morrisville, VT212 contributions
A gorgeous statue honoring Buffalo's Civil War veterans.
May 2017 • Friends
This is one of the finest and most beautiful monuments to Civil War soldiers and sailors I have ever seen. On each of the 4 sides there is a larger than life-size statue commemorating an infantryman, artillery man, cavalry soldier and sailor. This is worth spending 15-20 minutes at to really see everything and take it all in. Don't forget your camera.
Written 22 May 2017
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