The restoration of Shea's entrance façade is more than an embellishment. It will be an important symbolic transformation.
The full content is available in the Spring 2004 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.
Nearly a century ago, vision and craftsmanship created a unique attraction. Now new visionaries and craftspeople have brought it back home.
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.