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Smitty Kovacs and Francisco “Pancho” Gonzalez Mariachi Band – Playing at the Spanish American Welfare Association on Ridge Road, Lackawanna
Centro Social Mexicano Breaks Ground on Ingham Avenue in Lackawanna, New York
Little Spain Restaurant – Owned by Jose and Carmen Perez of the Spanish American Welfare Association – This restaurant was located on Wilkesbarre Street, Lackawanna, NY 14218 Circa 1950s – and was one of the first Spanish Restaurants/Bars in…
Junta Patriotica Mexicana, Later - Centro Social Mexicano was an organization created to help families from Mexico celebrate their culture. Mexican workers filled jobs at the Bethlehem Steel Plant during the manpower shortage that occurred during the…
German P. Padilla, Amateur boxer in Buffalo, NY. Photo taken upon his arrival in WNY 1958.

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…
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