Retrospective

Thirty years ago – 1987

The Ludeman Building, long considered the center of the business district in Silver Creek, will soon be torn down and replaced. Nearly 160 years old, this three-story brick structure has housed businesses, community programs and even church services. Built in 1828 by Oliver Lee, the building was constructed with handmade bricks. Mr. Lee had it facing Dunkirk Street (now Central Avenue) and the village square across the street. The square was given to the village by Mr. Lee to be enjoyed by its residents forever as a park.

Forty years ago – 1977

Student of the Week is David Boyland, a senior at Forestville Central School. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyland of Bradigan Road, Forestville, Dave is a member of the National Honor Society and the Student Council. He has been a member of the band for four years, playing the baritone horn. Dave plans to major in either athletic training or physical therapy but has not yet decided on a college.

Fifty years ago – 1967

The “Pet of the Week” is a poodle by the name of Coke that belongs to James A. Arcoraci, 10-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Arcoraci of the Brinkman Trailer Court in Dunkirk.

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