Preservation Buffalo Niagara

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

Pints & Preservation Happy Hour! Join PBN at Eugene V. Debs Hall on Thursday, January 25th. We will discuss the Local La...
01/09/2024

Pints & Preservation Happy Hour!
Join PBN at Eugene V. Debs Hall on Thursday, January 25th. We will discuss the Local Landmarking efforts in 2024, volunteer opportunities, and have an open forum to bring up other preservation issues facing the Buffalo community!

Pizza slices will be available for $2, beer and pop available for purchase.

When:1/25/2024
Where: Eugene V Debs Hall 483 Peckham Street
When: 6pm – 7:30pm

Our Historic Tax Credit Workshop for January 10th is sold out! But don't worry we have more to come! Make sure to sign u...
01/05/2024

Our Historic Tax Credit Workshop for January 10th is sold out! But don't worry we have more to come! Make sure to sign up for our e-newsletter to hear about the future dates! http://bit.ly/PBNE-NEWS

Today marks the 155th anniversary of Eliza Quirk's passing. She stands as a representation of how we should live, "bold ...
12/22/2023

Today marks the 155th anniversary of Eliza Quirk's passing. She stands as a representation of how we should live, "bold and bad"!
In her memory do one thing today that you've been holding back on doing, something fun, something spontaneous, something wild!

This past week the Zoning Board denied the proposed parking lot variance at 260 and 262 Oak Street. As this is a current...
12/20/2023

This past week the Zoning Board denied the proposed parking lot variance at 260 and 262 Oak Street. As this is a current win, this does not necessarily mean these buildings are safe. PBN will keep this situation highly monitored. Oak Street has been ravaged by demolition with no plans for rebuilding, stripping it of most of its stunning historic character and creating a hostile environment. To make sure buildings and community are safe for future generations please consider giving to our annual appeal today! https://preservationbuffaloniagara.org/annual-appeal/

Help save an icon of Niagara Falls architecture!The Turtle currently sits vacant and is owned by an out-of-town owner. W...
12/19/2023

Help save an icon of Niagara Falls architecture!

The Turtle currently sits vacant and is owned by an out-of-town owner. We are trying to secure a Local Landmark designation to add an additional layer of protection for its future. You can support our strong technical aid to the Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Commission in this local landmark effort by signing the letter here https://preservationbuffaloniagara.org/blog-post/help-preserve-indigenous-culture-and-architecture-in-niagara-falls/

More Tickets Added! We quickly booked the previous 30 seats for the workshop, so we have added 20 more!Do you live in a ...
12/18/2023

More Tickets Added!
We quickly booked the previous 30 seats for the workshop, so we have added 20 more!

Do you live in a Historic District and planning home improvements in 2024? Owner-occupied homes in the City of Buffalo that are on the National Register, either individually designated or as contributing to a National Register Historic District, are eligible for the 20% Tax Credit. Join us for an information meeting on January 10th at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo to learn how you can take advantage of this amazing opportunity!

Click Here to RSVP https://preservationbuffaloniagara.org/blog-post/historic-home-owners-tax-credit-work-shops/

Do you live in a Historic District and planning home improvements in 2024? Owner-occupied homes in the City of Buffalo t...
12/12/2023

Do you live in a Historic District and planning home improvements in 2024? Owner-occupied homes in the City of Buffalo that are on the National Register, either individually designated or as contributing to a National Register Historic District, are eligible for the 20% Tax Credit. Join us for an information meeting on January 10th at the unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo to lean how you can tack advantage of this amazing opportunity!

Click Here to RSVP https://preservationbuffaloniagara.org/blog-post/historic-home-owners-tax-credit-work-shops/

Donate Today! Here at Preservation Buffalo Niagara, we see that Locally Landmarking is a very important tool in a preser...
12/11/2023

Donate Today! Here at Preservation Buffalo Niagara, we see that Locally Landmarking is a very important tool in a preservationists tool box. Quite often, the local landmark status stops demolitions. It also provides owners with important research information which is critical to getting listed on the National Register – a status which provides significant funds towards repairs and restoration.

Every GIft Counts! Donate to our Annual Appeal here https://preservationbuffaloniagara.org/annual-appeal/

We are honored that our history and work is tied to the saving of this awe-inspiring building! This article proves the p...
12/06/2023

We are honored that our history and work is tied to the saving of this awe-inspiring building! This article proves the point that designating a building as a Local and National Landmark can benefit the community for generations!

The 13-floor landmark is an architectural masterwork by Louis Sullivan, an American genius and "father of the skyscraper," his plans reinforced by such brilliant colleagues as his partner, Dankmar Adler, and draftsman George Arthur Elmslie.

Call to Action! Sign a letter to the Preservation Board and Common Council to show your support of the Local Landmark de...
12/05/2023

Call to Action! Sign a letter to the Preservation Board and Common Council to show your support of the Local Landmark designation for the Vaux Barn, the only surviving original structure designed by Calvert Vaux in the mid-1870s.

Click here to sign the letter of support, and learn the amazing history of this building https://secure.everyaction.com/jH3kOGY3SU2vRuas-78aug2

Earlier this month our Executive Director, Bernice Radle, took a trip down to Washington DC for the National Trust of Hi...
11/30/2023

Earlier this month our Executive Director, Bernice Radle, took a trip down to Washington DC for the National Trust of Historic Preservation Conference. However, before the conference began Bernice knew it was important to talk to government officials on the importance of historic preservation funding. Read about what Bernice was fighting for in our new blog post! https://preservationbuffaloniagara.org/blog-post/

With the Holidays right around the corner, give the gift of exploration! Check out our collection of self-guided tours o...
11/29/2023

With the Holidays right around the corner, give the gift of exploration! Check out our collection of self-guided tours on our online store. Drive around with your loved ones while you learn and grow together, what could be a better gift?

https://preservationbuffaloniagara.org/shop/

Order by the 14th to make sure you have it by the 25th!

Without support from you, our community, we wouldn't be able to do the amazing things that keep the Buffalo-Niagara Regi...
11/28/2023

Without support from you, our community, we wouldn't be able to do the amazing things that keep the Buffalo-Niagara Region growing and special! On this Giving Tuesday please consider donating to our annual appeal, https://preservationbuffaloniagara.org/annual-appeal/

Thank you!

For the holidays we are always welcoming out-of-town relatives to Buffalo, whether coming back or visiting the city for ...
11/22/2023

For the holidays we are always welcoming out-of-town relatives to Buffalo, whether coming back or visiting the city for the first time. Why not between the festivities take a drive around our amazing region?

Buffalo’s architectural legacy has left a global mark as you can read here from the UK, https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/north-america/usa/buffalo-ny-guide-extraordinary-landmarks-b2438991.html?fbclid=IwAR3jntEobmWGoENL2i9YphVjhNj_GanSqFFk8AF1bLjuqRI9gDzDwb9T83E_aem_AUXGhF0nxQZP-rlEgBEpBRO0uYKS04jVNhFMaS1zLSrfASudQ1-RX2IgFMiTewNQimY

In our PlaceEconomics report, Everybody’s Heritage, we actually see how our historic built environment is one of the strongest assets to tourism and the Buffalo-Niagara region's growth! Read the full report on our website!

PBN wishes everyone a save and happy holiday!

As the second largest city in New York State, Buffalo can get somewhat overshadowed by a certain Big Apple. But there are so many reasons to visit— and not just because it’s a mere 25 miles from Niagara Falls, and the birthplace of famous chicken wings. From architectural masterpieces and fascin...

Last Thursday we held our Annual Meeting at the new exhibit inside the Lipsey Architecture Center Buffalo, we had an ama...
11/21/2023

Last Thursday we held our Annual Meeting at the new exhibit inside the Lipsey Architecture Center Buffalo, we had an amazing turnout of membership and our board to recall some of the highlights of 2023. If you missed the meeting don’t worry, over the next few weeks, we will be posting about the highlights and what amazing projects we have coming for 2024!

On Saturday, November 11th, we wrapped up our Elevating Buffalo Series at Hope Rising Silos. Kate Vacanti, the visionary...
11/20/2023

On Saturday, November 11th, we wrapped up our Elevating Buffalo Series at Hope Rising Silos. Kate Vacanti, the visionary behind this project and the Wonder Coffeehouse down the street, led our group through this beautifully rehabilitated 1911 silo. The group was stunned by how this industrial structure has been transformed into a warm and welcoming community space and church, while also keeping the original industrial energy. To read more about the project, and the Hope Rising mission go to www.hoperisingtogether.com/buffalo

This was an inspiring series and we cannot wait to bring it back next year!

Tomorrow, November 14th, there will be an informational meeting for the proposed Winspear Extension National Register Hi...
11/13/2023

Tomorrow, November 14th, there will be an informational meeting for the proposed Winspear Extension National Register Historic District. Extending the historic district will allow more property owners, contractors, and businesses to access specialty funds and historic tax credits!

When: Tomorrow November 14, 6pm-8pm
Where: 146 Diefendorf Hall UB South Campus

Join us next Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 1pm for the final push to locally landmark the historic Allied Mills Comple...
11/02/2023

Join us next Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 1pm for the final push to locally landmark the historic Allied Mills Complex!

This meeting is the big one – where the local landmark application goes before the City of Buffalo Common Council. The Council will review the application and decide yes or no.

Meeting Details: 11/8 at 1pm at City Hall in the Council Chambers on the 13th Floor.

Read the nomination here https://preservationbuffaloniagara.org/blog-post/allied-mills-grain-elevator/

This project is the perfect example of preservation for the modern age! Through the community and local leaders, we foug...
10/31/2023

This project is the perfect example of preservation for the modern age! Through the community and local leaders, we fought to save one of the last original houses on this street, and truly created a new gem for the City!

https://buffalonews.com/news/local/business/roswell-park-opens-long-planned-4-7-million-outreach-center-in-fruit-belt/article_6c6b9532-7226-11ee-a202-3f02b5b093bd.html?fbclid=IwAR0GgrBjrEl9sH3K4YdTiQtLIAUq8njwK7t6n-5wDOKv79MpuRo0t9pv-Oo

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has a new home base in its efforts to connect with the community around the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Last Saturday we had the second edition of our exploration series Elevating Buffalo! We were led by Jerry Young, from Yo...
10/30/2023

Last Saturday we had the second edition of our exploration series Elevating Buffalo! We were led by Jerry Young, from Young + White Architectural, as he went into detail about some of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of rehabilitating a vacant silo!
The history of brewing is extremely important to Buffalo, and the Kreiner Malting Silos give a glimpse into what was seen as important in the past. Beyond the history, this redevelopment adds to the legacy of Buffalo's resiliency. When the building was purchased in 2016 this vacant building was crumbling into the ground around it, but through hard work and dedication, it is now a viable and lively space. The offices of Young + White are located where the malting vats used to be housed. In creating a modern, usable, space 5 of the 6 vats were removed, however, their locations are marked by hanging circles from the ceiling, and the one that has remained has been reimaged into a conference room!

We also highly recommend checking out BriarBrothers Brewing Company for some extremely good, and affordable, beer!

Our next exploration outing will be at Wonder Church, yes that is a church inside of a grain elevator!
More details are on our website!

There is still time to sign up for the Preservation Exploration of the Silos at Elk Street! Last week we saw how silos c...
10/27/2023

There is still time to sign up for the Preservation Exploration of the Silos at Elk Street! Last week we saw how silos can be used for an event space for the arts and ecological recovery, tomorrow we will see how the silos can be used to create an inspiring office space and a lively brewery! After we explore the inspiring rehabilitation stick around for a beer and lunch at BriarBrothers Brewing Company!

Tickets available here https://secure.everyaction.com/_hJRO40DikGdmxtdkULAxg2

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617 Main Street, Ste 201
Buffalo, NY
14203

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

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(716) 852-3300

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