99 Street

Mary Nichols, witness of the Love Canal disaster in Niagara Falls, Tonawanda, May 2018

They bought the school for one dollar in Niagara Falls in the 1960’s. They filled up this canal area, covering it with clay.
They needed it because of the babyboom, Niagara Falls needed space because of all the industries from chemical plants that were booming there after World War 2.
Plastic had just become such a big thing. Everything bad you could ever want was made in Niagara Falls. There was a lot of jobs here, they needed more schools, more housing, so they bought this piece of property, the 99 Street.