A religious zealot established a bizarre community in Chautauqua County, which included an eccentric and accomplished British politician and writer.
Built by Ambrose Johnson in 1870, the house occupied for decades by Dr. Williard Jolls became the center of the Orchard Park community and is a fine extant example of Italianate architecture. A collaborative arrangement between the town and the Orchard Park Historical Society is helping to preserve this important piece of local history.
Veterinarian, innovator, community leader and vendor of patent medicines, Dr. John Claris saved countless equine lives with his facilities and innovations in horse care.
Founded in 1859 by three German churches, Concordia Cemetery has served the changing East Side community ever since. Today, the stories of its “residents” continue to be preserved through a variety of efforts and events.
We examine the environmental efforts of this unassuming Buffalo jeweler to reclaim the waterfront of the city he loved.
A chance find in a semi-related album yields some fascinating photos of a pioneering event in aviation history.