A profile of Bill Koch, church preservationist and respected historian.
The full article is available in the Spring 2005 Issue.
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.
The experiences of Eugene Hegedüs, who came to this region as a refugee after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, shed light on the history of the local Piarist Fathers, the Calasanctius School and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Graycliff estate.
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.