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.
After moving onto Prospect Avenue, Dana Saylor-Furman became fascinated by the history of her home and neighborhood. Her research reveals the subtle transformation of one of Buffalo’s oldest residential areas.
An independent spirit and devotion to the standards of her chosen career made Louise Bethune America’s first female professional architect.
When wallpaper became a design phenomenon, M.H. Birge & Sons was a leader in quality and sales. Explore this local business’s rise and fall, and how it shaped our community.
Research and renovation efforts are reviving this early 19th century home and farmstead to create a cultural heritage site for visitors to enjoy.
A survey of historic preservation projects across the region.
We examine the isolated gazebo on the Erie County Medical Center campus.