What did Western New Yorkers do for summer fun in the late 1880s? Where did they go? To the shore! The region offered a plethora of pleasure parks. Their history is as varied as the amusements they offered.
They were as unique to the Buffalo waterfront as gondolas were to Venice. Something of our own – slipped away, lost in history.
One hundred and fifty years ago Buffalo's Bidwell & Banta shipyard built some of the largest and most luxurious wooden side-wheel steamboats in the world. These "Palace Steamers" rivaled the best of the ocean-going steamers of the Atlantic coast and were part of the romance of Buffalo's role as the gateway to the west.
The beauty of the Niagara River, Falls and Gorge are captured in a series of symphonic paintings composed between 1910 and 1920.
Marie-Thérèse Guyon Cadillac traveled by water from Quebec City to Detroit, passing through the Niagara Region in 1702. A story of the Old French Frontier.
The 1960s decision to locate SUNY Buffalo north of the city proper still haunts us today. Here are the reflections of Robert Coles, architect and activist for UB on the waterfront, on those controversial times.
A drama created not from the imagination but from concrete excavation, paintings and drawings of the time, legal documents and site observation. What it was like to stand on the Buffalo waterfront before the railroads, when the only highway was on the water.
The Lake and Rail Elevator was built in four steps over the years 1927 to 1930, reaching a total capacity of 4,400,000 bushels.