Photograph 3
Here's an interesting view from April of 1897. The Erie Canal was past its prime and badly in need of one of the several improvements that was under way. This view, from the foot of Delevan Avenue, shows some construction on the towpath.

What's really interesting about the print is the New York Central's Niagara Branch in the upper left corner of the photograph. You can see a few box cars parked on a siding, but the blur behind those box cars is a train speeding by. Hard to believe that this location is where the I-190 is now.

The railroad tracks are still in the same location!