Ely Parker, a Tonawanda Seneca, used his linguistic skills to rise to prominence in the federal government. The controversial figure's life is examined by a fellow Native American.
While only one example of his Western New York designs remain – the back wall of the Broadway Barns in Buffalo – Calvin Otis' prolific work once set a standard for institutional buildings.
Lost on Halloween in 1780, the British Brig-Sloop Ontario became known as the Holy Grail of Great Lakes shipwrecks. Now, after 228 years, this legendary warship from the American Revolution has been discovered deep in Lake Ontario.
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.
Abraham Lincoln only briefly passed through this area – once while campaigning and one in his funeral train – but a pair of his political allies, Clark Ezra Carr and Erastus D. Webster, called Western New York their home.
Buffalo's Central Terminal, an Art Deco landmark, served the city for more than 50 years. Travel back to the 1929 beginning through these original documentary photos.