Michigan/Jefferson Avenues: History, Heritage & Family-Owned

The corner of Michigan and Broadway is the heart of Buffalo’s African-American history and heritage. Here you’ll find the Colored Musicians Club and Museum, the Michigan Street Baptist Church and the Nash House – three institutions that made significant contributions to the life of the community and today form the foundation of Buffalo’s efforts to create a heritage tourism district. Plans are in the works to restore a building adjacent to the Baptist Church that will include a visitor center designed to tell the stories of the people who lived, worked and passed through this historic neighborhood. A few blocks away, you’ll find Jefferson Avenue, the commercial heartbeat of Buffalo’s near East Side and businesses like Zawadi Books, Golden Cup Coffee and Doris Records.

Explore the History

Points of Interest

THINGS TO DO

EAT & DRINK

STAY

Big Basha Beauty

Big Basha Beauty

845 Jefferson Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14204

Carl-Jeff Barber Shop

Carl-Jeff Barber Shop

859 Jefferson Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14204

Colored Musicians Club

Colored Musicians Club

145 Broadway
Buffalo, NY 14203

Colored Musicians Club Museum

Colored Musicians Club Museum

145 Broadway
Buffalo, NY 14203

Doris Records

Doris Records

286 E. Ferry Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

Golden Cup Coffee

Golden Cup Coffee

883 Jefferson Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14204

Island Mix Restaurant

Island Mix Restaurant

883 Jefferson Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14204

Maasai Consignment Boutique

Maasai Consignment Boutique

208 E. Delavan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14208

Michigan Street Baptist Church

Michigan Street Baptist Church

511 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203

Nash House Museum

Nash House Museum

36 Nash Street
Buffalo, NY 14204

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