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WW1 wording revealed at 741 Main Street

This wording is what workers found painted on an interior wall when recently renovating a commercial space at 741 Main Street.

Avalon Document Services will be moving into the building, as the business has outgrown their current space at 721 Main Street a few doors down. After chipping some plaster off of the walls, the wording slowly appeared until workers could read the full message:

“On account of war conditions, on and after January 15, 1918, all repairs will be strictly cash.”

741 Main Street - new home to Avalon
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You can learn more about 700 block development news here.


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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