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Buffalo New York City Directories 1828-1893

Buffalo New York City Directories 1828-1893

The following are 57 free digitized directories found online for the city of Buffalo, New York, covering the years of 1828-1893 (incomplete), containing an alphabetical list of the inhabitants and business firms, streets, town offices, societies, churches and other miscellaneous matter. Directories can provide information on an individual such as their employment and address during the year issued. They may also indicate whether they were renting or residing with somebody else at the time. The 1890 directories are especially important for establishing the location of families during the extent 1890 census.

  1. Buffalo City Directory, 1828 – See the Buffalo City Directory of 1876 for a reprint of the 1828 Directory, starting page 868.
    A Directory for the Village of Buffalo, containing the names and residence of the heads of families householders, in said village, on the first of Jan. 1828. To which is added a sketch of the history of the village, from 1801 to 1828. Buffalo. Published by L. P. Crary. Day, Follett & Haskins, Printers. 1828.
  2. Buffalo City Directory, 1832
    For the city of Buffalo; containing the names and residence of the heads of families and householders, in said city, on the first of July 1832. To which is added a sketch of the history of the village. From 1801 to 1832. Buffalo: Published by L. P. Crary. Steele & Faxon, Printers. 1832.
  3. Buffalo City Directory, 1836
    Title page and first few pages missing or damaged.
  4. Buffalo City Directory, 1837
    Directory for the city of Buffalo; containing the names and residence heads of families, householders, and other inhabitants, in said city, on tbe 1st of May 1837, published by Mrs. Sarah (widow of the late L. P.) Crary. Buffalo: printed by Charles Faxon. 1837.
  5. Buffalo City Directory, 1838
    Directory for the City of Buffalo containing names and residences of the heads of families and householders, in said city, on the first day of may, 1838. Leonard P. Crary, publisher. Buffalo: printed by Charles Faxon. 1838.
  6. Buffalo City Directory, 1839
    Directory for the City of Buffalo containing names and residences of the heads of families and householders, in said city, on the first day of May, 1839. Faxon & Graves and A. W. Wilgus, Publishers. Horatio N. Walker, Compiler. Buffalo: Faxon & Graves, Printer. 1839.
  7. Buffalo City Directory, 1840
    Directory for the City of Buffalo containing names and residences of the heads of families and householders, in said city, on the first day of may, 1838. Faxon & Graves, Publishers. Horatio N. Walker, Compiler. Buffalo: Faxon & Graves, Printer. 1840.
  8. Buffalo City Directory, 1841
    Directory for the City of Buffalo containing names and residences of the heads of families and householders, in said city, on the first day of may, 1838. Faxon & Read, Publishers. C. W.. Graham, Compiler. Buffalo: Faxon & Graves, Printer. 1840.
  9. Buffalo City Directory, 1842
    Walker’s Buffalo city directory, containing a list of civil, naval and military officers, religious, benevolent and philanthropic societies. Local and miscellaneous statistics, &c. &c. In the county of Erie, with the names, residence, and occupation of the business population, heads of families, &c in the city of buffalo. By Horatio N. Walker. Buffalo: Steele’s Press. 1842.
  10. Buffalo City Directory, 1844
    Walker’s Buffalo city directory, containing a list of civil, naval and military officers, religious, benevolent and philanthropic societies. Local and miscellaneous statistics, &c. &c. In the county of Erie, with the names, residence, and occupation of the business population, heads of families, &c in the city of buffalo. By Horatio N. Walker. Buffalo: Lee & Thorp’s Press. 1844.
  11. Buffalo City Directory, 1847-48
    1847-1848 The Commercial Advertiser Directory for the city of Buffalo: Containing a sketch of the rise and progress of the city, a list of the civil and military officers, societies, local and miscellaneous statistics, &c. With the names, residence and occupation of the business population, heads of families, &c ; appended to which is an advertising directory, containing the business cards of many or the prominent establishments in the city. Embellished with a correct map of the city, and a view of Buffalo Harbor in 1825. Published by Jewett, Thomas & Co. And T. S. Cutting, Commercial Advertiser Office. 1847.
  12. Buffalo City Directory, 1848-49
    1848-1849 Buffalo City Directory, containing a list of the civil and military officers, societies, local and miscellaneous statistics, &c. With the names, residence and occupation of the business population, heads of families, &c ; appended to which is an advertising directory, containing the business cards of many or the prominent establishments in the city. By Thomas S. Cutting. Buffalo: G. Reese & Co., Printers, 165 Main-Street. 1848.
  13. Buffalo City Directory, 1849-50
    1849….1850. The Commercial Advertiser Directory for the city of Buffalo. Embellished with a new and correct map. Buffalo: Jewett, Thomas & Co. Publishers, Commercial Advertiser Buildings. 1849.
  14. Buffalo City Directory, 1850-51
    1850….1851. The Commercial Advertiser Directory for the city of Buffalo. Embellished with a new and correct map. Buffalo: Jewett Thomas & Co. Publishers, Commercial Advertiser Buildings. 1850.
  15. Buffalo City Directory, 1851-52
    1851….1852. The Commercial Advertiser Directory for the city of Buffalo. Containing also advertisements of the principal merchants in the cities of Buffalo, New York, and Boston. Embellished with a new and correct map. Buffalo: Jewett Thomas & Co. Publishers, Commercial Advertiser Buildings. 1851.
  16. Buffalo City Directory, 1852
    1852. The Commercial Advertiser Directory for the city of Buffalo. Containing also advertisements of the principal merchants in the cities of Buffalo and New York. Embellished with a new and correct map. Buffalo: Jewett Thomas & Co. Publishers, Commercial Advertiser Buildings. 1852.
  17. Buffalo City Directory, 1853
    1853. The Commercial Advertiser Directory for the city of Buffalo. Containing also advertisements of the principal merchants in the cities of Buffalo and New York. Embellished with a new and correct map of the city, by H. Lovejoy, City Surveyor. Buffalo: Jewett Thomas & Co. Publishers, Commercial Advertiser Buildings. 1853.
  18. Buffalo City Directory, 1854
    1854. The Commercial Advertiser Directory for the city of Buffalo. Containing also advertisements of the principal merchants in the cities of Buffalo and New York. Embellished with a new and correct map of the city. Buffalo: Jewett Thomas & Co. Publishers, Commercial Advertiser Buildings. 1854.
  19. Buffalo City Directory, 1855
    1855. The Commercial Advertiser Directory for the city of Buffalo. Containing also advertisements of the principal merchants and manufacturers. Embellished with a correct map of the city. Buffalo: Thomas & Lathrops, Publishers. Commercial Advertiser Buildings. 1855.
  20. Buffalo City Directory, 1856
    1856. The Commercial Advertiser Directory for the city of Buffalo. To which is added a Business Directory and Advertisements of the Principal Merchants and Manufacturers in the cities of Buffalo and New York. Buffalo: Thomas & Lathrops, Publishers. 161 Main Street, and 188 Washington Street.
  21. Buffalo City Directory, 1857
    1857. The Commercial Advertiser Directory for the city of Buffalo. To which is added a Business Directory and Advertisements of the Principal Merchants and Manufacturers in the cities of Buffalo and New York. Buffalo: Thomas & Lathrops, Publishers. 161 Main Street, and 188 Washington Street.
  22. Buffalo City Directory, 1858
    1858. The Commercial Advertiser Directory for the city of Buffalo. To which is added a Business Directory and Advertisements of the Principal Merchants and Manufacturers in the cities of Buffalo and New York. Buffalo: Published by E. R. Jewett. 161 Main Street, Commercial Advertiser Buildings.
  23. Buffalo City Directory, 1859
    1859. The Commercial Advertiser Directory for the city of Buffalo. To which is added a Business Directory and Advertisements of the Principal Merchants and Manufacturers in the cities of Buffalo and New York. Buffalo: Published by E. R. Jewett. 161 Main Street, Commercial Advertiser Buildings.
  24. Buffalo City Directory, 1860
    1860. The Commercial Advertiser Directory for the city of Buffalo. To which is added a Business Directory and Advertisements of the Merchants and Manufacturers in the cities of Buffalo and New York. Buffalo: Published by E. R. Jewett. 161 Main Street, Commercial Advertiser Buildings. 1860.
  25. Buffalo City Directory, 1861
    1861. The Commercial Advertiser Directory for the city of Buffalo. To which is added a Business Directory and Advertisements of the Merchants and Manufacturers in the city of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by R. Wheeler & Co. 161 Main Street, Commercial Advertiser Buildings. 1861.
  26. Buffalo City Directory, 1862
    Thomas’ Buffalo City Directory for 1862. To which is prefixed a sketch of the early history of Buffalo, written by Hon. Geo. W. Clinton, in 1847. Followed by A Glance at its Progress down to the Present Time, by Sanford B. Hunt, Esq. Editor Morning Express. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by E. A. Thomas. Franklin Steam Printing House, Thomas, Typographer. 1862.
  27. Buffalo City Directory, 1863
    Thomas’ Buffalo City Directory for 1863. To which is prefixed “Buffalo, Past and Present”, an address delivered before the Buffalo Historical Society, by Guy H. Salisbury, Esq. Followed by A Sketch of the Climatology of Buffalo, by Wm. Ives, Esq. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by E. A. Thomas. Franklin Steam Printing House, Thomas, Typographer. 1863.
  28. Buffalo City Directory, 1864
    Thomas’ Buffalo City Directory for 1864. To which is prefixed “The Physiognomy of Buffalo,” by Rev. George W. Hosmer, D. D. and “The History of Our Lake Commerce,” by E. P. Dorr, Esq. Papers read before the Buffalo Historical Society. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by E. A. Thomas. Franklin Steam Printing House, Thomas, Typographer. 1864.
  29. Buffalo City Directory, 1865
    Thomas’ Buffalo City Directory for 1865. To which is prefixed “The Old Ferry at Black Rock,” by Charles D. Norton, Esq. and a sketch of the “Life and Character of the Late Henry Daw,” by Henry W. Rogers, Esq. Papers read before the Buffalo Historical Society. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by C. F. S. Thomas. Franklin Steam Printing House. 1865.
  30. Buffalo City Directory, 1866
    Thomas’ Buffalo City Directory for 1866. To which is prefixed Buffalo: Its Manufacturing, Commercial and Business Position by Guy H. Salisbury. Also a Sketch Relative to the Early Residents of Buffalo. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by C. F. S. Thomas. Franklin Printing House. 1866.
  31. Buffalo City Directory, 1867
    Thomas’ Buffalo City Directory for 1867. To which is prefixed Sewerage and Sanitary Science by Oliver G. Steele. History of Grain Elevators, by Joseph Dart, and Early History of Grand Isle and the City of Ararat by Lewis F. Allen. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by Thomas, Howard & Johnson. Franklin Printing House. 1867.
  32. Buffalo City Directory, 1868
    Thomas’ Buffalo City Directory for 1868. Buffalo: Published by Thomas, Howard & Johnson. No. 197 Main Street. 1868.
  33. Buffalo City Directory, 1869
    1869 Buffalo City Directory. Embracing a general directory of residents, a street and avenue directory, climatology of Buffalo, city and county officers, societies and incorporated companies, banks, telegraph and railroad companies, table of stamp duties, rates of postage, etc. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by Warren, Johnson & Co. Office of the Daily Courier.
  34. Buffalo City Directory, 1870
    1870 Buffalo City Directory. Embracing trade and commerce of Buffalo, history of the Buffalo Board of Trade, a general directory of residents, a street and avenue directory, climatology of Buffalo, city and county officers, societies and incorporated companies, banks, telegraph and railroad companies, churches, public buildings, ward boundaries, table of stamp duties, rates of postage, etc. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. With a new city map showing the boundaries of the proposed Central Park. Buffalo: Published by Warren, Johnson & Co. Office of the Daily Courier, 197 Main Street.
  35. Buffalo City Directory, 1871
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1871. Embracing a brief historical sketch of Buffalo, a general directory of residents, a street and avenue directory, climatology of Buffalo, city and county officers, societies and incorporated companies, banks, telegraph and railroad companies, churches, public buildings, ward boundaries, table of stamp duties, rates of postage, etc. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by Warren, Johnson & Co. Office of the Daily Courier, 197 Main Street. 1871.
  36. Buffalo City Directory, 1872
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1872. Embracing a counting house calendar, fire alarm telegraph, statistics of the manufactories and building in Buffalo in 1871-2, a street and avenue directory, city and county officers, societies and incorporated companies, churches, banks, ward boundaries, stamp duties, rates of postage, Canada duties, climatology of Buffalo, advertisements, a general directory of residents. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by Warren, Johnson & Co. Office of the Daily Courier, 197 Main Street. 1872.
  37. Buffalo City Directory, 1873
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1873. Embracing a counting house calendar, fire alarm telegraph, present and future prospects of Buffalo, street and avenue directory, city and county officers, societies and incorporated companies, churches, banks, ward boundaries, stamp duties, rates of postage, Canada duties, climatology of Buffalo, advertisements, and a general directory of residents. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by Warren, Johnson & Co. Office of the Daily Courier, 197 Main Street. 1873.
  38. Buffalo City Directory, 1874
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1874. Embracing a counting house calendar, fire alarm telegraph, the progress of Buffalo, street and avenue directory, city and county officers, societies and incorporated companies, churches, banks, ward boundaries, stamp duties, rates of postage, Canada duties, climatology of Buffalo, advertisements, and a general directory of residents. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by Warren, Johnson & Co. Office of the Daily Courier, 197 Main Street. 1874.
  39. Buffalo City Directory, 1875
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1875. Embracing a counting-house calendar, fire alarm telegraph, street and avenue directory, city and county officers, societies and incorporated companies, churches, banks, ward boundaries, stamp duties, rates of postage, Canada duties, climatology of Buffalo, advertisements, and a general directory of residents. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. Office of the Daily Courier, 197 Main Street. 1875.
  40. Buffalo City Directory, 1876
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1876. Embracing a counting-house calendar, fire alarm telegraph, street and avenue directory, city and county officers, societies and incorporated companies, churches, banks, ward boundaries, stamp duties, rates of postage, Canada duties, climatology of Buffalo, advertisements, a list of village and city officers from 1816 to 1876, a map of New Amsterdam (Buffalo), 1804; View of Buffalo Harbor, 1825; View of Buffalo, 1829; New City and County Hall, Map of Buffalo, 1876; a general directory of residents. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo, and a copy of the Buffalo Village Directory of 1828. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. 197 Main Street. 1876.
  41. Buffalo City Directory, 1877
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1877. Embracing a counting-house calendar, fire alarm telegraph, street and avenue directory, city and county officers, societies and incorporated companies, churches, banks, ward boundaries, stamp duties, rates of postage, Canada duties, climatology of Buffalo, advertisements, and a general directory of residents. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. 197 Main Street. 1877.
  42. Buffalo City Directory, 1878
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1878. Embracing a counting-house calendar, fire alarm telegraph, street and avenue directory, city and county officers, societies and incorporated companies, churches, banks, ward boundaries, stamp duties, rates of postage, attorneys in the County of Erie, advertisements, and a general directory of residents. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. 197 Main Street. 1878.
  43. Buffalo City Directory, 1879
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1879. Embracing a counting-house calendar, fire alarm telegraph, street and avenue directory, city and county officers, American and Candian tariffs, societies and incorporated companies, churches, banks, ward boundaries, stamp duties, rates of postage, attorneys in the County of Erie, advertisements, and a general directory of residents. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. 197 Main Street. 1879.
  44. Buffalo City Directory, 1880
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1880. Embracing a map of the city, counting-house calendar, announcement, fire alarm telegraph, street and avenue directory, city and county officers, police and fire department, American and Candian tariffs, Post Office department, rates of postage, associations, societies and incorporated companies, churches, banks, ward boundaries, universities, schools and colleges, military, newspapers and periodicals, advertisements, and a general directory of residents. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. 197 Main Street. 1880.
  45. Buffalo City Directory, 1881
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1881. Embracing a counting-house calendar, announcement, fire alarm telegraph, street and avenue directory, city and county officers, police and fire department, American and Candian tariffs, post-office department, rates of postage, associations, societies and incorporated companies, churches, banks, ward boundaries, universities, schools and colleges, military, newspapers and periodicals, advertisements, and a general directory of residents. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. 197 Main Street. 1881.
  46. Buffalo City Directory, 1882
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1882. Containing the government, street and avenue directory, directory of the residents, American and Candian tariffs, post-office department, rates of postage, business law in daily use, population of the principal cities of the world, etc. etc. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo, compied by George Whitcomb. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. 197 Main Street. 1882.
  47. Buffalo City Directory, 1883
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1883. Containing the government, street and avenue directory, directory of the residents, American tariff, post-office department, rates of postage, business law in daily use, mortuary list, population of the principal cities of the world, etc. etc. To which is added a Business Directory of Buffalo, compied by George Whitcomb. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. 197 Main Street. 1883.
  48. Buffalo City Directory, 1884
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1884. Containing the city government, county officers and judiciary department, custom tariffs of the United States and the Dominion of Canada, internal Revenue, political and other statistics, national and state governments, mortuary list, institutions, school, colleges, churches, societies, clubs, railroads. A directory of the residents, business, streets and avenues of the City of Buffalo. Compiled by George Whitcomb. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. Nos. 197 and 199 Main Street. 1884.
  49. Buffalo City Directory, 1885
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1885. Containing the city government, county officers and judiciary department, custom tariffs of the United States, national and state governments, mortuary list, institutions, colleges, schools, churches, societies, clubs, railroads, Etc. A directory of the residents, business, streets and avenues of the City of Buffalo. Compiled by George Whitcomb. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. Nos. 197 and 199 Main Street. 1885.
  50. Buffalo City Directory, 1886
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1886. Containing the city government, county officers and judiciary department, internal revenue, custom tariffs of the United States, national and state governments, mortuary list, institutions, colleges, schools, churches, societies, clubs, railroads, etc. A directory of the residents, business, streets and avenues of the City of Buffalo. Compiled by George Whitcomb. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. Nos. 197 and 199 Main Street. 1886.
  51. Buffalo City Directory, 1887
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1887. Containing the city government, county officers and judiciary department, internal revenue, custom tariffs of the United States, national and state governments, mortuary list, institutions, colleges, schools, churches, societies, clubs, railroads, etc. A directory of the residents, business, streets and avenues of the City of Buffalo. Compiled by George Whitcomb. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. Nos. 197 and 199 Main Street. 1887.
  52. Buffalo City Directory, 1888
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1888. Containing the city government, county officers and judiciary department, internal revenue, custom tariffs of the United States, national and state governments, mortuary list, institutions, colleges, schools, churches, societies, clubs, railroads, etc. A directory of the residents, business, streets and avenues of the City of Buffalo, with a map of the city. Compiled by George Whitcomb. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. Nos. 197 and 199 Main Street. 1888.
  53. Buffalo City Directory, 1889
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1889. Containing the city government, county officers and judiciary department, internal revenue, custom tariffs of the United States, national and state governments, mortuary list, institutions, colleges, schools, churches, societies, clubs, railroads, etc. A directory of the residents, business, streets and avenues of the City of Buffalo. Compiled by George Whitcomb. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. Nos. 197 and 199 Main Street. 1889.
  54. Buffalo City Directory, 1890
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1890. Containing the city government, county officers and judiciary department, internal revenue, custom tariffs of the United States, national and state governments, mortuary list, institutions, colleges, schools, churches, societies, clubs, railroads, etc. A directory of the residents, business, streets and avenues of the City of Buffalo. Compiled by George Whitcomb. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. Nos. 197 and 199 Main Street. 1890.
  55. Buffalo City Directory, 1891
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1891. Containing the city government, county officers and judiciary department, internal revenue, custom tariffs of the United States, national and state governments, mortuary list, institutions, colleges, schools, churches, societies, clubs, railroads, etc. A directory of the residents, business, streets and avenues of the City of Buffalo. Compiled by George Whitcomb. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. Nos. 197 and 199 Main Street. 1891.
  56. Buffalo City Directory, 1892
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1892. Containing the city government, county officers and judiciary department, internal revenue, custom tariffs of the United States, national and state governments, mortuary list, institutions, colleges, schools, churches, societies, clubs, railroads, etc. A directory of the residents, business, streets and avenues of the City of Buffalo. Compiled by George Whitcomb. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. Nos. 197 and 199 Main Street. 1892.
  57. Buffalo City Directory, 1893
    Buffalo City Directory for the Year 1893. Containing the city government, county officers and judiciary department, internal revenue, custom tariffs of the United States, national and state governments, mortuary list, institutions, colleges, schools, churches, societies, clubs, railroads, etc. A directory of the residents, business, streets and avenues of the City of Buffalo. Compiled by George Whitcomb. Buffalo: Published by The Courier Company. Nos. 197 and 199 Main Street. 1893.

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