JAMESTOWN – A new historic marker has been added to downtown Jamestown.
On Tuesday afternoon the city’s historic marker committee was joined by mayor Sam Teresi, other city officials, and local business owners to unveil the marker for the Thurston Block, located along E. 4th Street between Main and Pine Streets.
The area, which today is known as Thurston Terrace, features a series of row buildings that include various businesses and residences over the years.
The buildings were developed by Dr. J. Hamilton Thurston between 1875-1880. City historian B. Delores Thompson said Thurston was the first housing developer to build row houses in Western New York. During the unveiling ceremony, Thompson also outlined the numerous residents and businesses that called the block home over the years. Today, businesses located on the block include Maurice’s Hair Salon, Labyrinth Press Co., and Brazil Craft Beer & Wine Lounge.
The historic marker is the 75th one installed in the city.