A significant part of Buffalo's history is now the backdrop for a new attraction at Canalside and the Outer Harbor.
When a fire erupted in the M.H. Birge & Sons Wallpaper Company factory in December 1880, the workers – many of whom were children – had little time to escape. John H. Grandits looks at the Birge fire as an example of the dangers of child labor.
Buffalo has few industrial buildings in the International Style of architecture, which manifested itself in the 1920's and 1930's.
In 1843, Irish immigrant William A. Carland came to Buffalo from Boston to establish a factory for the manufacture of ready-made men's clothing.
Future site of the current Convention Center is the block in center of photo.