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Legion Post No. 665/Hamlin House Restaurant - OU0479

 Bit Cache near Italianate Villa Home built 1865-1866

Hidden by  Mr.Yuck

N 42┬░ 53.837' W 78┬░ 52.383' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: BIT Cache
 Size: No container
 Status: Archived
 Date Hidden: 28 April 2012
 Date Created: 27 April 2012
 Last Modified: 16 July 2012
 Waypoint: OU0479

 


{{found}} 2 x Found
{{not_found}} 1 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 2 Comments
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2 x Rated
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Description   EN   

The 1865-1866 built Hamlin House, at 432 Franklin Street in the Allentown section of Buffalo currently houses the strange combination of a Restaurant (cleverly named the Hamlin House Restaurant), and an American Legion Post, which has been at that location since 1977. Both are open to the public, so why not go in and check out this historic building? Super cheap prices, as you would expect at an American Legion Post, apply.I can't speak for the restaurant though, looks a little pricey.

Here is a nice webpage on the Hamlin House from Buffaloah.com (Buffalo Architecture-History). It has pictures (click to enlarge), and some good history and architectural observations, none of which I understand, on the building. There is some inaccurate info there though, the Legion Post owns the building, and leases it to the restaurant; I served with two of the current officers of the Post in the Army National Guard. Buffaloah.com doesn't even seem to think the legion post is there any more! That being said, I could have easily obtained permission to place this Bit on the grounds, but you need not stray off the sidewalk and public right of way to find this magnetic BitCache.

It's only one day a year, but this place does a booming business before, during, and after the horrifically drunken spectacle that is the Buffalo St. Patrick's Day Parade. Stop by for lots of food and drink at dirt cheap prices. There is a modest $1 admission charge that day.

If you're not a big fan of looking like a nutjob while looking for something while urban caching like myself, use the hint, it's a dead-giveaway. Note: Franklin Street is a one way street, going from South To North.

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Log Entries    {{found}} 2x {{not_found}} 1x {{comment}} 2x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

9 16 July 2012 Mr.Yuck Cache archived

Cache was archived.

3 16 July 2012 Mr.Yuck Comment

Thanks DG. Yep, one of my homemade magnetic BITs, which really don't stick all that great. I'll get better at it! I'll take your word for it, and I'll just let this one go; I'm in that neighborhood once a year, if I'm lucky.

2 14 July 2012 DudleyGrunt Didn't find it

Seems to be gone.  Checked the hint and couldn't find.

1 28 April 2012 Sabrefan7 Found it

Yeah FTF!! I made quick work of this one.



I actually got the notice for this one was I was parked on Swan Street doing a few more temporary logs for all the BIT caching I did yesterday. Since it was close to the event place I found a parking spot on the street found the tag then headed over for beer and BBQ. It was a fun day Thanks,,SF7

1 28 April 2012 Rayman Found it

Cache owner made me find this one before I had to take him home after the event. I struggled with it for awhile as I was using the official OCUS app AND it was dark out. Those were two combinations that worked against me. Eventually I was able to spot it after looking right at it a few times. Thanks for the hide.