Oakwood Cemetery, opened in 1852, was typical of the Rural Cemetery Movement — but far from ordinary. Designed by railroad engineer Theodore Judah, it’s the only cemetery with a section dedicated to Niagara’s daredevils.
Thanks to the ground-breaking ideas of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the beautiful Buffalo park and parkway system was the first of its kind in the world.
Marc Koch chronicles many now-gone Buffalo buildings in this series of photos from 1978 to 1981.
As work on the HARBORCenter gets underway in Buffalo, we look back on the colorful history of the Webster Block.
As Niagara Falls became increasingly industrialized in the late 1800s, the region represented promise and opportunity — a perfect place for dreamers to imagine a utopia, or an ideal society.
In the 1920s, a fire ravaged Gowanda and left only a pile of rubble where its grand Opera House once stood. The community was devastated, but a local businessman was waiting in the wings to construct its next great movie playhouse.
Springtime brings streets repairs, but rarely has Buffalo seen an upheaval of pavement on this scale. Our photos of the sewer replacement during the New Deal document the activity, while providing views of streetscapes now lost.
Once iconic enough for a Charles Burchfield painting ("Rainy Night"), Buehl's Building fell into disrepair until Roger Trettel brought the corner of Broad and Ellicott Street back to life.