Frederick Douglass' 1851 tour of Allegany County provides some unique insights into the philosophy and tactics of this iconic slave-turned-abolitionist.
What began as an apartment building in 1896 became the Lenox Hotel in 1901 during the Pan-American Exposition.
Asa Ransom was one of Western New York's most intriguing—yet mysterious—early pioneers. We take a look back at his life and accomplishments.
What was it like to spend an evening at The Chez Ami? This series of photos conjures up a virtual visit – providing a glimpse for those who missed it, and evoking nostalgia for those who did not.
In the 1930s and 40s, "The Chez" was the place to go for a glamorous night out. Sandy Sease recalls the history of this iconic Buffalo restaurant, as only a family member can.
Abraham Lincoln visited Western New York several times throughout his life, even getting snowed in at Little Valley. Alan Manchester looks at the evidence to determine when Lincoln stopped at the Cattaraugus County town.
Not everyone in Western New York in the late 1800s was a fan of the drink. Fredonia’s Women’s Temperance Union took a stand against alcohol in December 1873, successfully closing many drinking establishments and laying the roots for the national W.C.T.U..
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.