Centro Social Mexicano Music and Community Events : Photo Album

Title

Centro Social Mexicano Music and Community Events : Photo Album

Description

The Centro Social Mexicano on Ingham Avenue in Lackawanna, New York was constructed to provide a venue for Mexican cultural events as there was a fairly large Mexican population in Western New York. The center was built in 1940s and later became a permanent club in 1947. They used this venue to celebrate national holidays and community festivities. There was also a women's club called Club Latino Norteamericano de Mujeres. The club closed down due to low membership because of local job loss and forced relocation.

Source

Hispanic Heritage "Bring Us Your History!" Project

Publisher

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Date

1940s-1950s

Rights

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