The debate over the Chautauqua Amphitheater has dominated the news in recent months. Brian Berg reflects on the structure’s significant history and looks at the options available as the community struggles with this important regional and national preservation issue.
Buffalo is not the only Western New York city that has endured the pros and cons of urban renewal. Assistant editor David Neth examines its impact in Genesee County.
Buffalo has few industrial buildings in the International Style of architecture, which manifested itself in the 1920's and 1930's.
In 1870, Patrick Kane opened a bar on this wedge-shaped plot and, in 1874, built the structure above to be a bar and boardinghouse.
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.
Taken in the 1940's, this image shows a large square building occupying the location.
The Erie County Savings Bank at Shelton Square was perhaps the primary valve in the heart of downtown Buffalo.
The year is 1895. The scene of the crime is the city block bordered by Swan, Main, South Division and Washington Streets.