Before the turn of the 20th century, the now little-known architect Franklin W. Caulkins designed several downtown buildings, churches and exquisite homes. A few important buildings still remain.
The full article is available in the Spring 2007 Issue.
The Silsbee homes that survive in Buffalo are a distinguished group of Queen Anne and Shingle Style buildings that continue to be enjoyed by both inhabitants and passers-by; they are the largest known concentration of his domestic work.
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.
Chester Oakley always claimed his Shrine of North American Martyrs in Auriesville, NY made his reputation, but the self-educated Buffalo architect left several remarkable landmarks in our region.