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FREE Panel and Reception: "Developing the Larkin District: Past, Present and Into the Future"
FREE Panel and Reception: "Developing the Larkin District: Past, Present and Into the Future"

Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society and the Wehle School of Business at Canisius College, in collaboration with the Larkin Development Group, are pleased to present an evening program titled “Developing the Larkin District: Past, Present and Into the Future.” Additional support and sponsorship comes generously from the Darwin Martin House and Western New York Heritage magazine.

This FREE event is open to the public and will take place Wednesday, June 22, 2011, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carl & Carol Montante Cultural Center on the campus of Canisius College. A reception, also free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m.

The public is invited to this FREE program featuring expert speakers on Buffalo’s first manufacturing district, the innovative Larkin Company, world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Administration Building, and the future of this historic district in the twenty-first century.

It’s a story with geographic, community, commerce, labor and creative elements; almost a microcosm of Buffalo itself. The comparison continues, with challenges, failures and amazing successes—and always, hopes, dreams and plans. The public is encouraged to enjoy this rare opportunity to hear experts speak on this topic so deeply connected to Buffalo’s historic story.

Presenters and their topics are as follows:

  • Chris Hawley, urban planner and writer, Hydraulics Press: “What in the World is the Hydraulics? A Concise History of Buffalo’s First Manufacturing District”
  • Jack Quinan, PhD, distinguished service professor, University at Buffalo: “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Administration Building: The Missing Link”
  • Howard R. Stanger, PhD, professor, management and history, Canisius College: “Beyond Buffalo: The Larkin Company’s Success and Failure in National Context, 1875-1942”
  • Howard Zemsky, managing partner, Larkin Development Group: “Redeveloping the Larkin District: A Vision for the Future”

The program will be moderated by Cynthia Van Ness, director, research library, Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society.

WHAT: “Developing the Larkin District: Past, Present and Into the Future,” an evening presentation.

WHO: Co-sponsored by Canisius College, the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, the Larkin Development Co., the Darwin Martin House and Western New York Heritage magazine.

WHERE: Carol & Carl Montante Cultural Center, Canisius College, 2001 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

WHEN: Wednesday, June 22, 2011. 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., program and q&a to follow.

HOW MUCH: FREE

ADDITIONAL INFO: Howard Stanger, PhD, professor of management and history at Canisius College, 716-888-2649 OR Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, buffalohistory.org OR 716-873-9644.

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