Politics, business interests, engineering issues and the public good were all factors when the Peace Bridge was originally planned in the first quarter of the 20th century. We take a look back at the effort to build a bridge connecting Buffalo to Canada.
A pictorial from the Buffalo Sunday Times, May 1927 chronicles the construction of the Peace Bridge.
Reputed to be the third oldest yacht club in the United States, the Buffalo Yacht Club has a storied history, including hosting the Brig Niagara in 1913. But the BYC’s clubhouses have had a stormy history.
The Lackawanna Steel Office Building, though decrepit, remains a tangible reminder of the steel giant which gave birth to the city which bears its name.
Once heralded as a progressive solution, the Buffalo Skyway is now seen by many as part of the problem. These mid-20th century images recall its opening and why it was built in the first place.
January 6, 1936, rear of Le Couteulx Street in the Canal district. A New Year's Day blast destroyed the building that formerly occupied the vacant plot in the foreground, killing 5 persons.
Foundations of Memorial Auditorium being poured, 1939, Main and the Terrace.
The Montezuma Swamp may be outside our immediate area, but it is familiar to us all from travel on the NYS Thruway. Doug Farley tells the story of how this immense obstacle was overcome in the building of the Great Erie Canal.