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WEB-Related Resources for Lake View, NY and the Surrounding Area
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NOW ON THIS SITE! 1940 Census of Lake View
(Lake View Rd., Versailles Rd., Center St., North Creek Rd., Burke Rd. only


Lake View Fire District welcomes first female chief, Brittany Jewett
(g-g-granddaughter of 1st chief, George W. Spittler, g-granddaughter of Charles Spittler)

Lake View had its 150th Celebration in 2018 (1st post office was opened in 1868)
Go to Facebook page or for more info. To order a Keepsake Book, email

December 18, 2011 - Lake View Pond Named After Duke Spittler

July 31, 2008 - Doris Hopp Honored for Years of Volunteer Service to Lake View Community

March 22, 2007 - Fire Strikes Historic Buxton Inn at Rt. 20 & Pleasant Ave.

January 15, 1999 - Lake View Volunteer Fire Association Celebrates 75th Diamond Anniversary


January 31, 1998 - Lake View Firefighters Honor Charles Spittler

August 21, 1993 - Lake View School has Reunion for Classes 1890 to 1955

ARCHIVES Also read articles from local newspapers
History of Lake View from 1804 to 1924, written by Ray Healy in 1965

How Lake View got its name   Schoellkopf's “Home by the Lake" (Seeheim)

History of Frontier Central School District from c. 1810 to 2002 
(with copy of Commencement Program of 1916)

History of Versailles Plank Rd. (1850)

The Gatling Land Boom (1893) which ALMOST put Lake View on the map!  

Lake View Photo Albums lakeviewphotosOLD PHOTOS WANTED    
Buildings/Scenes        People/Groups    Restaurants  
WS Sikes Store North Evans, NY (1860)   Lake View Hotel (1908)   Fisher Estate (c.1915)
Tannery on 18-Mile Creek (1906)   Red & White Store  
Ebenezer Walden's Home on Lake Erie  
Kalterhouse Tavern (c.1915)   Building Bridge Rt. 20 (1929)   Lake View Railroad Stations
Building of Trestle over 18-Mile Creek (1942)   Train Wreck (1954)   Lake View Airport
Our Lady of Perpetual Help   Lake View Congregational Church   Trolley (1930s)
Berry Pickers at Heath Farm (1889)   Bicycle Factory (1895-1903)   Baseball Team (1903)
G.W. Spittler Grocery (1931)   Boy Scout Camping Trip (1948)   LV Athletic Club (1950)
Lake View Juniors Baseball Team (1950)   St. Vincent's Class of (1955)   Arions Band (1960)  
Girl Scout Troop 373 (1959)   Lake View Teen Club's Talent Show c. 1958

Lake View School Lake View School Photos Lake View War Memorial Clifton Heights aerial view-1952
NEW! Spittler's Meat Wagon in Hamburg's Sesquicentennial 1962

Maps of Lake View 1866-1938     Maps of North Evans 1880  1908  1938
     (details of locations on Map of Lake View 1866 and descriptions of early settlers)

Read about Pinehurst Housing Development in 1928

1930 Census of Lake View area with list of names   1940 Census (10 pages)  

Actual copies of the Lake View Local newsletter, produced during WWII for the troops overseas, with Christmas Greeting-1944 signed by everyone in town!


Lake View Community Association's recipe book  "The ABC's of Cooking" produced in the late 1950's to fund the playground on Burke Rd. (Includes names and photos of some contributors)

The Great Wiltranco Shipwreck at Lake View in 1967

Eulogy to Gene Hummel (1909-2003)  Eulogy to George Spittler (1883-1958)

Tribute to Helen Fierle (1914-2013)   Tribute to Dorothy Spittler (1911-2008)
Memories of Lake View (1887-1906) by Viola Trinder Bailey

An Interview with Donald Spittler in 1987, unofficial town historian (1919-2010)
    -Donald Spittler Bio (photos, obituary and other info)
    -Trolley Stop dedicated to Duke Spittler in Hamburg (built by son Donald "Chip" Jr.)

Class History for years 1927-1936 at Lake View School 
written by Winifred Stadler Pericak (1922-1961) 


Location on Google Maps  Demographics-ZipCode 14085   14085 Map

Lake View on Wikipedia  
Churches: Blessed John Paul II Parish   Southtowns Christian Center  
                     Lake View Community Church
(fka Lake View Congregational Church)

Lake View Volunteer Fire Association   Lake View Community Association

Graycliff - home on Lake Erie designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1926

Information/photos on 18-Mile Creek Buttermilk Falls

View the websites of neighboring towns and cities:  Hamburg     Eden     Buffalo

Erie County Fair - Sponsored by the Erie County Agricultural Society, the Erie County Fair began in 1819 as a one-day event in the city of Buffalo. It was moved to the current Hamburg location in 1868 where it has grown into the largest independent county fair in North America. The 11-day event takes place on 265-acres packed full of entertainment for the whole family, featuring agriculture, food, rides, shows and much more!

Search the following websites for Historical & Genealogy Info:

Ward-Spittler-Metz-Lyon-Nash-Avery Family Heritage Center
          (family trees, historical narratives, photos, maps, obits, etc.)
Walkershire - (another great Lake View family)
     Buffalo & Erie Co. Historical Society     Western NY Genealogy

Explore these Educational Websites: 
Frontier Central School District
   Buffalo/Erie County Library  
WNY Regional Info Center

Check out the following websites for General Info on Western NY:  Click for the Home page - Everything Buffalo!     Buffalo-News     Business First - Buffalo
    Visit Buffalo & Niagara Falls NY     CitySearch-Buffalo       
    Hamburg Sun  Preserving Buffalo    Guide to Buffalo English

Order foods, etc. from the Buffalo Region: Made-in-Buffalo  Buffalo Foods

Find Fellow Alumni from Schools on these Search Engines: 
Frontier Central Alumni Association   Find Classmates Online    

Website for Frontier Central High School's Class of 1962

Learn about New York State Society's Buffalo Nite in Washington, DC




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