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The Senecas Left Home...170 Years Ago

The Senecas Left Home...170 Years Ago

Buffalo was actually founded by the Seneca Indians in 1780.  They welcomed the white settlers who later forced them to sell their land rights in 1842 and move out of the city they founded, onto reservations they occupy today....

Decisions for Homeowners: Which Insurance?

Decisions for Homeowners: Which Insurance?

Buying a home is an important investment. Some people save for years and years before finally pursuing their dream of being a home owner. Therefore, it’s extremely important to properly protect your home.

Purchasing homeowners insurance can be somewhat confusing and stressful, but there are some basic guidelines that can help you in your decision-making process. Following are some examples:

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership

 

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership to Transform Campus and Surrounding Neighborhoods into a Global Leader in Energy Innovation

 

  • Community stakeholders to be engaged in project development.
  • Retrofit of century-old home will demonstrate compatibility of modern energy use with preservation of historic structures.
  • Medical campus expected to grow to 12,000 employees, with increased energy needs.  Partnership will help manage usage through new technologies, training.

 

VIP Tour and Networking Event at Statler City (formerly known as the Statler Hotel)

VIP Tour and Networking Event at Statler City (formerly known as the Statler Hotel)

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE’S YOUNG LEADERS GROUP OF WESTERN NEW YORK ANNOUNCES VIP NETWORKING EVENT AT STATLER CITY
Exclusive tour and presentation with Mark Croce and development team

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group of Western New York (YLG), a global nonprofit research and education institute geared towards young professionals, is offering an exclusive tour of Buffalo’s historic landmark, Statler Hotel.

The guided tour will unveil plans for the 88-year old architectural masterpiece, rebranded as Statler City, into a mixed-use entertainment destination. A presentation will follow highlighting the intricacies of the renovation with development team and owner, Mark Croce. The ticketed event includes networking with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres, catered by the Buffalo Chophouse.

Larkin Administration Building: A 'Wright' of Passage in Buffalo

Larkin Administration Building: A 'Wright' of Passage in Buffalo

An Account of the final years of the Larkin Administration Building On Seneca Street -

   Destruction of Buffalo's Larkin Building will be a great loss to coming generations, Architect J. Stanley Sharp contends in a letter to the New York Herald Tribune. The paper had carried remarks of Andrew C. Ritchie of the Museum of Modern Art, former director of Buffalo's Albright Art Gallery, and an editorial of it's own deploring the demolition of such monuments.

  "As an architect," writes Mr. Sharp, "I share the concern of many others over the destruction of the Frank Lloyd Wright's world famous office building in Buffalo. It is not merely a matter of sentiment; from a practical standpoint this structure can function efficiently for centuries. Modern engineering has improved upon the lighting and ventilation systems Mr. Wright used but that is hardly excuse enough to efface the work of the man who successfully pioneered in the solving of such problems. The Larkin Building set a precedent for many an office building we admire today and should be regarded not as an outmoded utilitarian structure but as a monument, if not to Mr. Wright's creative imagination, to the inventiveness of American design."

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

A popular program, “Researching Your House History,” will be presented by Cynthia Van Ness, MLS, the Historical Society’s Director of Library and Archives and a research expert. It will take place on Saturday, October 8, and will feature a talk to which all are welcome, plus an optional, exclusive hands-on workshop.

The first part of the program is a lecture, in the museum's auditorium, where Van Ness will speak about the museum research library’s resources, the specific tools that are available, and give tips for how to research a property in which you are interested.

No pre-registration is required for this part of the program; admission is $5 members/$7 non-members, which covers general admission for lecture alone.

Brush Up Buffalo’s 15th Event to Take Place in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

Brush Up Buffalo’s 15th Event to Take Place in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

Buffalo, NY – Brush Up Buffalo, a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization focused on revitalizing City of Buffalo neighborhoods, recently announced that it will repaint 15 low-income homes with the help of 400 volunteers in the nationally-designated Buffalo Promise Neighborhood on Saturday, September 10, 2011.

Designated avenues and streets for Brush Up Buffalo 2011 – Westminster, East Amherst, Stockbridge and Berkshire – are in a relatively tight cluster and are near Westminster Community Charter School, where Brush Up Buffalo will set up operations for check-in and lunch.  (Parking will be at the Erie County Medical Center parking lot, with shuttles to the school.)  At least 25 volunteers will be needed to paint on each house; no prior painting experience is necessary.