Preservation Buffalo Niagara

Preservation Buffalo Niagara Preservation Buffalo Niagara is dedicated to utilizing historic preservation to advance Buffalo and its region. Building on our past to benefit our future, we offer issue support and advocacy as well as education and tour services.

Preservation Buffalo Niagara is a membership organization with over 850 individual and family members, plus civic, foundation and corporate supporters. Preservation Buffalo Niagara is an organization that is building upon the 30-year history of its predecessor organizations, the Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier and the Preservation Coalition of Erie County. Building on our past to benefit our future, we offer issue support and advocacy as well as education and tour services.”

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Join Preservation Buffalo Niagara and local q***r historian Dr. Jeff Iovannone as we explore transgender writer and acti...
10/12/2021

Join Preservation Buffalo Niagara and local q***r historian Dr. Jeff Iovannone as we explore transgender writer and activist Leslie Feinberg’s award-winning novel Stone Butch Blues through the lens of historic preservation. This virtual lecture is co-sponsored by the Cornell Public History Initiative (CPHI) and will take place on October 21, 2021, at 5:30pm.

Register here: https://bit.ly/PBNStoneButchBlues

Join Preservation Buffalo Niagara and local q***r historian Dr. Jeff Iovannone as we explore transgender writer and activist Leslie Feinberg’s award-winning novel Stone Butch Blues through the lens of historic preservation. This virtual lecture is co-sponsored by the Cornell Public History Initiative (CPHI) and will take place on October 21, 2021, at 5:30pm.

Register here: https://bit.ly/PBNStoneButchBlues

Technical assistance grants deadline approaching!Pre-Applications are due October 11. Grant deadline October 15. Interes...
10/08/2021
Technical Assistance Grants — Preservation League of NYS

Technical assistance grants deadline approaching!

Pre-Applications are due October 11. Grant deadline October 15. Interested applicants must submit a pre-application to determine eligibility.

https://www.preservenys.org/technical-assistance-grants?bblinkid=254428000&bbemailid=34194641&bbejrid=2103754451

Technical Assistance Grants are available to eligible NYS nonprofits and municipalities. This program provides support for consulting projects that preserve New York State’s cultural and historic resources. The grants will support professional services of architects, engineers, and other design an...

Preservation Buffalo Niagara is very close to releasing its third travelogue in our first Preservation Passport season w...
10/08/2021

Preservation Buffalo Niagara is very close to releasing its third travelogue in our first Preservation Passport season which explores the Park Place Historic District in Niagara Falls and features such as gems as First Baptist Church. Subscribe now and get your Park Place Historic District travelogue hot off the printer: https://bit.ly/PreservationPassport

Founded in 1842, the First Baptist Church of Niagara Falls originally met in a building on Rainbow Boulevard. Seeking a slightly more out-of-the way site as the city grew, they purchased the lot where the church now stands in 1891, and had the extant building constructed in 1900. The church is a late-era example of Gothic Revival style, featuring decorative polychromatic stonework, a tower with a pyramidal steeple, and pointed-arched windows and doors, many of which feature opalescent Victorian leaded glass.

Preservation Buffalo Niagara is very close to releasing its third travelogue in our first Preservation Passport season which explores the Park Place Historic District in Niagara Falls and features such as gems as First Baptist Church. Subscribe now and get your Park Place Historic District travelogue hot off the printer: https://bit.ly/PreservationPassport

Founded in 1842, the First Baptist Church of Niagara Falls originally met in a building on Rainbow Boulevard. Seeking a slightly more out-of-the way site as the city grew, they purchased the lot where the church now stands in 1891, and had the extant building constructed in 1900. The church is a late-era example of Gothic Revival style, featuring decorative polychromatic stonework, a tower with a pyramidal steeple, and pointed-arched windows and doors, many of which feature opalescent Victorian leaded glass.

ADVOCACY ALERT: The recent U.S. House infrastructure legislation included provisions to improve the federal historic tax...
10/07/2021
Strengthen the Federal Historic Tax Credit!

ADVOCACY ALERT: The recent U.S. House infrastructure legislation included provisions to improve the federal historic tax credit thereby improving its functionality in New York State.

Congressional leaders are currently negotiating with the Biden Administration over a $3.5 trillion package, which includes a number of community development incentives, to include historic tax credit improvements. These negotiations may result in a drastic reduction in these earmarked funds - which insiders predict could be as low at $1.5 trillion.

Take action here: https://bit.ly/3Bke4Lh

Urge Your Senators to Support Improvements to the Historic Tax Credit!

Next week, join us for our monthly Historic Tax Credit Webinar and have any questions about finalizing your homeowner hi...
10/06/2021
Historic Tax Credit Webinar – October

Next week, join us for our monthly Historic Tax Credit Webinar and have any questions about finalizing your homeowner historic tax credit application answered!

Register here: https://bit.ly/OCT21HTC

The New York State Historic Homeowner Tax Credit Program will cover 20% of qualified rehabilitation costs of owner-occupied historic houses, up to a credit value of $50,000!

If you have questions about finalizing your homeowner historic tax credit application attend our webinar and look closer at the application process, discuss how to use the homeowner credit if you have a rental unit in your home, and get your questions answered by Christiana Limniatis (PBN's Director of Preservation Services).
*This is meant as part two to our mini tax credit workshop, so make sure you head over to PBN’s YouTube account to watch.

Did you watch our mini tax credit workshop but still have questions about finalizing your homeowner historic tax credit application? Then join us for a tax credit webinar on Wednesday, October 13th…

Join Preservation Buffalo Niagara and local q***r historian Dr. Jeff Iovannone as we explore transgender writer and acti...
10/04/2021
Leslie Feinberg’s Buffalo: Historic Sites in Stone Butch Blues

Join Preservation Buffalo Niagara and local q***r historian Dr. Jeff Iovannone as we explore transgender writer and activist Leslie Feinberg’s award-winning novel Stone Butch Blues through the lens of historic preservation. This virtual lecture is co-sponsored by the Cornell Public History Initiative (CPHI) and will take place on October 21, 2021, at 5:30pm.

Register here: https://bit.ly/PBNStoneButchBlues

  Join Preservation Buffalo Niagara and local q***r historian Dr. Jeff Iovannone as we explore transgender writer and activist Leslie Feinberg’s award-winning novel Stone Butch Blues through t…

Today is Bridge Rauch's last day as PBN's Field Services Coordinator. As such, PBN would like to take a moment to apprec...
10/01/2021

Today is Bridge Rauch's last day as PBN's Field Services Coordinator. As such, PBN would like to take a moment to appreciate them. Bridge has played a crucial role in many of our initiatives concerning community preservation planning for Grant Street on Buffalo's West Side, our Historic Homeowner Loan Fund, and the East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund. We are grateful for the dedication that Bridge has given our organization during their time here. Bridge, we wish you all the best moving forward!

Today is Bridge Rauch's last day as PBN's Field Services Coordinator. As such, PBN would like to take a moment to appreciate them. Bridge has played a crucial role in many of our initiatives concerning community preservation planning for Grant Street on Buffalo's West Side, our Historic Homeowner Loan Fund, and the East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund. We are grateful for the dedication that Bridge has given our organization during their time here. Bridge, we wish you all the best moving forward!

THIS FRIDAY!
09/30/2021

THIS FRIDAY!

Buy your tickets today: bit.ly/nfmural101

In the Highland Community of Niagara Falls, many people are the most recent in a long line of Black residents whose presence in Niagara Falls made it one of the most important places of courage and resistance to oppression from the time of the Underground Railroad to today. These stories of heroism are documented and told at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and beginning in 2019, the stories have expanded into over 15 murals in the public spaces outside of the Heritage Center. Join Ally Spongr, the NF Murals project director and Heritage Center interim director, on a virtual journey of the community-driven mural-making process and learn more about the upcoming Fall 2021 murals.

In two weeks, join us for our monthly Historic Tax Credit Webinar and have any questions about finalizing your homeowner...
09/29/2021

In two weeks, join us for our monthly Historic Tax Credit Webinar and have any questions about finalizing your homeowner historic tax credit application answered!

Register here: https://bit.ly/OCT21HTC

The New York State Historic Homeowner Tax Credit Program will cover 20% of qualified rehabilitation costs of owner-occupied historic houses, up to a credit value of $50,000!

If you have questions about finalizing your homeowner historic tax credit application attend our webinar and look closer at the application process, discuss how to use the homeowner credit if you have a rental unit in your home, and get your questions answered by Christiana Limniatis (PBN's Director of Preservation Services).

*This is meant as part two to our mini tax credit workshop, so make sure you head over to PBN’s YouTube account to watch.

In two weeks, join us for our monthly Historic Tax Credit Webinar and have any questions about finalizing your homeowner historic tax credit application answered!

Register here: https://bit.ly/OCT21HTC

The New York State Historic Homeowner Tax Credit Program will cover 20% of qualified rehabilitation costs of owner-occupied historic houses, up to a credit value of $50,000!

If you have questions about finalizing your homeowner historic tax credit application attend our webinar and look closer at the application process, discuss how to use the homeowner credit if you have a rental unit in your home, and get your questions answered by Christiana Limniatis (PBN's Director of Preservation Services).

*This is meant as part two to our mini tax credit workshop, so make sure you head over to PBN’s YouTube account to watch.

Would you like another excerpt from Drive Yourself MODern 2021? Of course, you would! Get your copy here: https://bit.ly...
09/28/2021

Would you like another excerpt from Drive Yourself MODern 2021? Of course, you would!

Get your copy here: https://bit.ly/DYM21

The M&T Bank at 2199 Seneca Street in Buffalo built in
1947 by Duane Lyman & Associates is a mid-century modern structure that was built as a neighborhood branch of the Buffalo Savings Bank and features an asymmetrical façade composed of dramatic, geometric forms, including a horizontal aluminum canopy and large windows. These are paired with rich marble and sandstone paneling, demonstrating Lyman’s ability to express the industrial design elements of modernist styles while still utilizing the materials and warm textures of traditional architecture.

Would you like another excerpt from Drive Yourself MODern 2021? Of course, you would!

Get your copy here: https://bit.ly/DYM21

The M&T Bank at 2199 Seneca Street in Buffalo built in
1947 by Duane Lyman & Associates is a mid-century modern structure that was built as a neighborhood branch of the Buffalo Savings Bank and features an asymmetrical façade composed of dramatic, geometric forms, including a horizontal aluminum canopy and large windows. These are paired with rich marble and sandstone paneling, demonstrating Lyman’s ability to express the industrial design elements of modernist styles while still utilizing the materials and warm textures of traditional architecture.

Thanks again to Doors Open Buffalo which made it possible for about 260 people to learn about The Eliza Quirk Boarding H...
09/27/2021

Thanks again to Doors Open Buffalo which made it possible for about 260 people to learn about The Eliza Quirk Boarding House/72 Sycamore Street.

Click below to join us.
https://bit.ly/TheLittleBrothelThatCould

Thanks again to Doors Open Buffalo which made it possible for about 260 people to learn about The Eliza Quirk Boarding House/72 Sycamore Street.

Click below to join us.
https://bit.ly/TheLittleBrothelThatCould

Just a photo of one of our coolest board members, Katie Moriarity, hanging out with Kelsey Grammer. You too can be as co...
09/24/2021

Just a photo of one of our coolest board members, Katie Moriarity, hanging out with Kelsey Grammer. You too can be as cool as Katie. Become a member or donate to PBN now.

Get cooler. Join us: https://bit.ly/PBNMembership

Just a photo of one of our coolest board members, Katie Moriarity, hanging out with Kelsey Grammer. You too can be as cool as Katie. Become a member or donate to PBN now.

Get cooler. Join us: https://bit.ly/PBNMembership

If you're out and about participating in Doors Open Buffalo this Saturday, be sure to stop by 72 Sycamore, the Eliza Qui...
09/23/2021

If you're out and about participating in Doors Open Buffalo this Saturday, be sure to stop by 72 Sycamore, the Eliza Quirk Boarding House/The Little Brothel That Could! Click here for more information: https://bit.ly/PBNDoorsOpen21

The Eliza Quirk Boarding House (72 Sycamore), located on the edge of downtown and the East Side of Buffalo in Erie County, is a pre-Civil War boarding house designed and constructed circa 1848 for its original owner, Eliza Quirk, a well-known courtesan, who occupied the building until her death in 1868.

#72Sycamore #ElizaQuirkBoardingHouse #ElizaQuirk #DoorsOpen #DoorsOpenBuffalo #TheLittleBrothelThatCould

If you're out and about participating in Doors Open Buffalo this Saturday, be sure to stop by 72 Sycamore, the Eliza Quirk Boarding House/The Little Brothel That Could! Click here for more information: https://bit.ly/PBNDoorsOpen21

The Eliza Quirk Boarding House (72 Sycamore), located on the edge of downtown and the East Side of Buffalo in Erie County, is a pre-Civil War boarding house designed and constructed circa 1848 for its original owner, Eliza Quirk, a well-known courtesan, who occupied the building until her death in 1868.

#72Sycamore #ElizaQuirkBoardingHouse #ElizaQuirk #DoorsOpen #DoorsOpenBuffalo #TheLittleBrothelThatCould

Do you have questions about finalizing your homeowner historic tax credit application? Then join us October 13th for our...
09/22/2021
Historic Tax Credit Webinar – October

Do you have questions about finalizing your homeowner historic tax credit application? Then join us October 13th for our monthly Historic Tax Credit Webinar! Click below to register.

The New York State Historic Homeowner Tax Credit Program will cover 20% of qualified rehabilitation costs of owner-occupied historic houses, up to a credit value of $50,000!

If you have questions about finalizing your homeowner historic tax credit application attend our webinar and look closer at the application process, discuss how to use the homeowner credit if you have a rental unit in your home, and get your questions answered by Christiana Limniatis (PBN's Director of Preservation Services).

*This is meant as part two to our mini tax credit workshop, so make sure you head over to PBN’s YouTube account to watch.

https://bit.ly/OCT21HTC

Did you watch our mini tax credit workshop but still have questions about finalizing your homeowner historic tax credit application? Then join us for a tax credit webinar on Wednesday, October 13th…

This Saturday PBN's 72 Sycamore, the Eliza Quirk Boarding House/The Little Brothel That Could, is participating in Doors...
09/21/2021

This Saturday PBN's 72 Sycamore, the Eliza Quirk Boarding House/The Little Brothel That Could, is participating in Doors Open Buffalo, an event which, inspires greater appreciation for Buffalo’s unique history and architecture through free public access to significant building interiors. Click here for more information: https://bit.ly/PBNDoorsOpen21

The Eliza Quirk Boarding House (72 Sycamore), located on the edge of downtown and the East Side of Buffalo in Erie County, is a pre-Civil War boarding house designed and constructed circa 1848 for its original owner, Eliza Quirk, a well-known courtesan, who occupied the building until her death in 1868.

This Saturday PBN's 72 Sycamore, the Eliza Quirk Boarding House/The Little Brothel That Could, is participating in Doors Open Buffalo, an event which, inspires greater appreciation for Buffalo’s unique history and architecture through free public access to significant building interiors. Click here for more information: https://bit.ly/PBNDoorsOpen21

The Eliza Quirk Boarding House (72 Sycamore), located on the edge of downtown and the East Side of Buffalo in Erie County, is a pre-Civil War boarding house designed and constructed circa 1848 for its original owner, Eliza Quirk, a well-known courtesan, who occupied the building until her death in 1868.

Thanks to everyone who helped PBN celebrate ModernWNY 2021, including our Delaware Acres tourgoers pictured here and our...
09/20/2021

Thanks to everyone who helped PBN celebrate ModernWNY 2021, including our Delaware Acres tourgoers pictured here and our sponsors BAC/Architecture + Planning, PLLC, Big L Windows & Doors, and Clinton Brown Company Architecture, pc.

Did you miss out? Get your copy of Drive Yourself MODern or A Modern Man: The Work of Robert T. Coles below.

Get your copies now:

A Modern Man: The Work of Robert T. Coles: https://bit.ly/RobertTColesMWNY

Drive Yourself MODern: https://bit.ly/DYM21

Thanks to everyone who helped PBN celebrate ModernWNY 2021, including our Delaware Acres tourgoers pictured here and our sponsors BAC/Architecture + Planning, PLLC, Big L Windows & Doors, and Clinton Brown Company Architecture, pc.

Did you miss out? Get your copy of Drive Yourself MODern or A Modern Man: The Work of Robert T. Coles below.

Get your copies now:

A Modern Man: The Work of Robert T. Coles: https://bit.ly/RobertTColesMWNY

Drive Yourself MODern: https://bit.ly/DYM21

Preservation Buffalo Niagara would like to thank Clinton Brown Company Architecture, pc for sponsoring ModernWNY 2021!Cl...
09/18/2021
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Preservation Buffalo Niagara would like to thank Clinton Brown Company Architecture, pc for sponsoring ModernWNY 2021!

Clinton Brown Company Architecture collaboratively designs the renewing of historic buildings and heritage places. They design the right balance of existing conditions, ideal vision, and friends and funds to save the places that matter, to build community, and to live better.

Find out more here:
http://clintonbrowncompany.com/

Renewing Historic Buildings & heritage Places Learn more “…at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a a mutual concern for the future.” – WILLIAM MURTAGH, first designated “Keeper” of the National Register of Historic Places Renewing Landmarks in...

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