A look at the life of the building with the gold dome.
The full content is available in the Winter 1999 Issue.
Commissioned for the opening of the new Courier-Express Building in 1930, the mural painted by Charles Bigelow and Ernest Davenport is a significant piece of Buffalo's rich journalistic and artistic history.
When a fire erupted in the M.H. Birge & Sons Wallpaper Company factory in December 1880, the workers – many of whom were children – had little time to escape. John H. Grandits looks at the Birge fire as an example of the dangers of child labor.
One of the area’s unsung architectural gems, the Courier-Express Building once housed the region’s largest newspaper and remains a beautiful example of Art Deco design in Buffalo.