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Old Photo Album: Humboldt Parkway

A distinctive Omstedian feature of Humboldt Parkway, connecting The Parade with Delaware Park, was the wide, tree-lined median. However, a swath of alleged progress tore through this sun-dappled urban oasis in the 1960s with the building of the Kensington Expressway. In the name of easier access to the suburbs, this major thoroughfare, which opened in 1967, disrupted the city neighborhood as it bulldozed its way through Humboldt Park.

Article at WNY Heritage Magazine