A Final Farewell

One of the most famous sites in history for our hometown Buffalo’s Irish population, McBride’s Pub, was given a final farewell by ForgottenBuffalo yesterday, with a ceremonial Irish toast. Once known as Quinn’s Pub, the three-story former hotel and tavern was where the first ever Buffalo St. Patrick’s Day Parade was organized, way back in 1913. Sadly, it was demolished on Monday after having been beaten down by two major January snowstorms. McBrides Pub photograph from BuffaloRising.com Thanks to ForgottenBuffalo for reminding us of our rich history and for taking the time to bid McBride’s adieu. [techtags:PUB, IRISH PUB, BUFFALO]


  • gwen sutherland kaiser March 15, 2008 @ 9:56pm

    i hate when old buildings get torn down. that is so sad…

  • Hannah March 17, 2008 @ 9:56am

    Gwen – I know, I am so with you… and it seems to happen quite a bit in Buffalo. Always breaks my heart!

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