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A major part of Buffalo's criminal history will be revealed on this tour! Throughout much of the twentieth century, the Mafia played in important role in the Queen City, and Stefano Magaddino not only controlled mob activities in Western New York for 52 years, but was also a national crime figure.  No part of Western New York was untouched by his criminal organization. 

Join us on this walking tour of downtown Buffalo to learn about the impact the mob had on Buffalo, from daily life to major government building projects. Among the stories uncovered on this tour are the Buffalo Zoo warehouse, the Barrel Murder of 1903, and the hit at Caruso's Restaurant. Walking among some of the downtown locations that mob members would have been familiar with as they plotted their next moves, you will understand the power the local mob once wielded.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Sat

To Be Determined

Explore Buffalo Explore Buffalo 



Please read:  This tour meets at Spot Coffee at 227 Delaware Avenue, at the corner of Chippewa Street. Metered street parking downtown is free on weekends on Delaware Avenue and other nearby streets, or private parking lots are available – the closest is on Delaware Avenue, next to Spot Coffee. The nearest MetroRail station, Fountain Plaza, is three blocks away.



Registration Closes On
Saturday, July 20, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/20/2019 - 7/20/2019 Weekly - Sat 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM East Amherst, To Be Determined  Map, Room: To Be Determined Explore Buffalo Explore Buffalo 

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