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.
The full content is available in the Spring 2013 Issue.
A sometimes-rival, sometimes-ally of John D. Rockefeller, Hascal Taylor's legacy lives on in the Guaranty Building. Aronoff, a Guaranty Building expert, meticulously details Taylor's various ventures.
In every community he worked, especially Buffalo’s Polonia, architect Wladyslaw H. Zawadzki designed quality buildings that held important events and shaped the neighborhoods in which they stood.
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.