Recently named by the National Trust for Historical Preservation as one of "America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2019," Willert Park Courts is in danger of being razed, along with many unique sculptures throughout the complex.
The prestigious Jesse Ketchum Medal has been awarded to the top scholars in the Buffalo Public Schools since 1873, but it wasn't until 1884 that Grace Celia Taylor became the first African American gold medal recipient.
The man who attempted to subdue President McKinley's assassin enjoyed both fame and obscurity as a result of his efforts at Buffalo's Pan American Exposition.
In the summer of 1843, Frederick Douglass spent ten days in Buffalo that would help define him as a leading voice of the abolitionist cause.
Our look back over the past 20 years of Western New York Heritage magazine continues with a survey of some of the many architecture-related stories that have graced our pages.
John E. Brent’s architectural contributions to Buffalo and the surrounding areas often went uncredited because of his race. Today historians are working on tracking down Brent’s projects and giving him the recognition he deserves.
Using period letters and primary sources, the author sheds light on the supposed “Niagara Falls peace negotiations” that were proposed less than a year before the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
Music still pours out of 145 Broadway, home to the historic Colored Musicians Club and its new jazz museum, which opened last fall.