As the General Conference got underway in 1860, a growing rift within the Methodist faith, over issues of slavery and paid seating, resulted in the creation of Free Methodism right here in Western New York.
The winners in our 2013 student essay contest delve into Tuscarora beadwork, a historic Lockport barn and the wonder of Niagara Falls.
After facing possible demolition earlier this year, Buffalo’s oldest synagogue is poised for a restoration, to ensure it remains a beautiful relic of East Side history.
In the mid-19th century, the Ebenezer Society settled in Western New York. Though they left after just 20 years, their legacy can still be felt throughout present-day West Seneca.
Despite its sometimes turbulent history and recent closure, St. Adalbert’s Basilica remains one of the region’s most beautiful places of worship.
The Queen City has seen her fair share of church closings in the last few years. Many times that is the death knell for these architecturally and culturally significant buildings, but for some it is a chance at a new beginning.
Few people may realize it today but Buffalo was once home to the most prominent stained glass manufacturer west of New York City. From 1845 to 1905 the Buffalo Stained Glass Works produced award winning glass for Western New York and the world.
Chester Oakley always claimed his Shrine of North American Martyrs in Auriesville, NY made his reputation, but the self-educated Buffalo architect left several remarkable landmarks in our region.