Looking across Peach Street from the Selden fountain, one can’t help but notice an elaborate building that most residents of our region will recognize. Now known as the Erie Club, it was the home of Charles Manning Reed (1803-1871), a member of the city’s most prominent family during the nineteenth century. I say “prominent” because the family name is found 42 times in the 1888 book, more than any other. C.M. Reed’s Grandfather, Seth Reed was a Revolutionary War veteran and is noted to be the first settler in Erie County in 1795.