A noted landscape painter in her own right, Buffalo schoolteacher, Clara Langenbach taught her students to create, appreciate and judge artwork, alongside lessons about honesty, respect and character.
In the late 1800s, crusaders in Chautauqua County led a movement by launching the state’s first county suffrage association, influencing public sentiment and hosting several highly attended pro-suffrage events.
As the community rallies around the preservation of St. Ann’s Church and Shrine, the author recalls its history, its significance and its unmatched interior beauty.
In every community he worked, especially Buffalo’s Polonia, architect Wladyslaw H. Zawadzki designed quality buildings that held important events and shaped the neighborhoods in which they stood.
Using period letters and primary sources, the author sheds light on the supposed “Niagara Falls peace negotiations” that were proposed less than a year before the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
Photos from the early 1920s capture the fun of a blustery Queen City winter.
A dedicated group of Western New Yorkers engage in a unique example of historic preservation.