The Massachusetts Pumping Station in the Niagara River, viewed from Front Park.
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.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, foot of Katherine Street. The firm was one division of the company founded in Chicago in 1890.
Completed in 1917, the D. L. & W. terminal was closed in 1962 as the result of declining rail passenger traffic.
In the late 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright was asked to design an automobile filling station by former client and friend, William R. Heath. The chosen site was on Michigan and Cherry in Buffalo. What happened?
They were as unique to the Buffalo waterfront as gondolas were to Venice. Something of our own – slipped away, lost in history.
One hundred and fifty years ago Buffalo's Bidwell & Banta shipyard built some of the largest and most luxurious wooden side-wheel steamboats in the world. These "Palace Steamers" rivaled the best of the ocean-going steamers of the Atlantic coast and were part of the romance of Buffalo's role as the gateway to the west.