Buffalo produced a wide variety of cast iron architectural elements used to embellish the Italianate mansions of old Main Street. The Squire Mansion alone survives.
The restoration of Shea's entrance façade is more than an embellishment. It will be an important symbolic transformation.
Richard A. Waite's work played a prominent role in defining the urban environments of Great Lakes cities such as Buffalo, Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. His life and legacy are a compelling story of international architectural history.
Foot of Main Street, c. 1900. Old D. L. & W. terminal upper center above.
1996 excavation of the Marine Drive Apartments parking lot reveals the foundations of Wheeler's Hotel.
Lower Terrace in the foreground, mouth of the harbor upper left (lighthouse visible), 1930's.