Leroy's Hacienda

Known Name(s)

Leroy's Hacienda


8328 Erie Road Angola, NY

Establishment Type(s)

Road House

Physical Status




Located at 8328 NY Route 5 (the intersection of Evans and Bennett Roads today, formerly Evans Center Road and Buffalo-Erie Road or Bennet and Lake Shore Road). Two-story frame building with basement and full attic. Basement is made of concrete block with stone-like appearance. Painted in brown and beige colors with horizontal siding on the second floor and stucco work with faux half timbering on the first. Covered porch area on the front side of the building facing the main roadway. Smaller covered porch area behind building facing parking area. A carport occupies the southeast corner of the front of the building. Currently building serves as office space for a local nonprofit.

Detailed History

Originally built as "Boyer's Hotel" in the 1910s and run by the namesake family as featured on Sanborn maps dating to 1924. Leroy Smith bought it in 1932 and ran it until his death in 1959. Smith had a long history working in hotel management before buying the property and is listed as a hotel/restaurant proprietor in the 1940 census. Special events, including for nearby Lake Shore High School, and sponsorship of a weekly bowling league team in Angola, New York, and the Town of Evans, made this a well-known local hangout location for decades. Converted into convalescence home shortly after Leroy's death, which took place after a fall on the hotel's steps. Convalescence home went by the name of "Green Gables".

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