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Torn-down Tuesday: Ice cold beers in Williamsville, 1888

When Matt Horey died in 1926, he was remembered in The News as “well-known in Williamsville and surrounding areas, having had a place of business at the corner of Main and Cayuga Streets.” The business, depending on which description you believe, was either a hall, a hotel, a saloon or a tavern.


This photo appeared in The News in 1949, courtesy of the Horey family.

Aside from a tavern, Horey’s was also a regular polling place around the turn of the 20th century.


The building was torn down in 1923 to make way for a bank building, which was a Liberty Bank branch for many years.


It’s now the home of a Bank of America branch.

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