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.
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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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A bit about the East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund which is administered by Preservation Buffalo Niagara w...
06/14/2021
Preservation moves east

A bit about the East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund which is administered by Preservation Buffalo Niagara with support from Empire State Development, and East Side Avenues, a new public/private partnership that is focused on revitalizing four East Side commercial corridors.

https://www.buffalospree.com/wny_life/people/preservation-moves-east/article_578fd82a-b8d9-11eb-ad36-1f67bf287afd.html

When we last reported on the Broadway Theatre (originally the Sattler Theater) in 2012, there was qualified hope. Western New York Minority Media Professionals (WNYMMP) had taken over the structure

Today we’re featuring the four Brutalist buildings surrounding Buffalo State College’s Student Union Quad! The Bulger Co...
06/14/2021

Today we’re featuring the four Brutalist buildings surrounding Buffalo State College’s Student Union Quad! The Bulger Communication Center, Grover Cleveland Hall, and additions to the Butler Library and the Student Union building were constructed from 1967 to 1973 and designed by Lawrence B. Perkins. James W. Kideney & Associates designed the original library and student union building, built from 1950-52, but Perkins’s additions surrounded and enclosed the former and significantly altered the latter. The new and updated buildings were part of a pedestrian-oriented campus redesign, and Brutalism was a popular style for college campuses at the time. The buildings are concrete and clinker brick, which has a burnt-looking appearance and is a bit rough and irregularly shaped. The texture of the brick contrasts with the smoothness of the concrete surfaces. The Communication Center (pictured) is the centerpiece of the four, standing out with its sweeping circular form.

Today we’re featuring the four Brutalist buildings surrounding Buffalo State College’s Student Union Quad! The Bulger Communication Center, Grover Cleveland Hall, and additions to the Butler Library and the Student Union building were constructed from 1967 to 1973 and designed by Lawrence B. Perkins. James W. Kideney & Associates designed the original library and student union building, built from 1950-52, but Perkins’s additions surrounded and enclosed the former and significantly altered the latter. The new and updated buildings were part of a pedestrian-oriented campus redesign, and Brutalism was a popular style for college campuses at the time. The buildings are concrete and clinker brick, which has a burnt-looking appearance and is a bit rough and irregularly shaped. The texture of the brick contrasts with the smoothness of the concrete surfaces. The Communication Center (pictured) is the centerpiece of the four, standing out with its sweeping circular form.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Preservation Passport, our new tour program dedicated to discovering all of th...
06/11/2021
Preservation Passport

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Preservation Passport, our new tour program dedicated to discovering all of the region’s National Register Historic Districts in all of their varied and distinctive importance. Join us, subscribe, and receive-in-house crafted travelogues, and take yourself out to explore Western New York’s historic legacy one historic district at a time. First up, the Hamlin Park Historic District.

https://preservationbuffaloniagara.org/preservation-passport/

Preservation Buffalo Niagara is proud to announce a new tour program, Preservation Passport, which will allow our dedicated members to discover all of the region’s National Register Historic …

Dr. Jeffry Iovannone, co-founder of PBN’s #GayPlacesInitiative will be a panelist on the @preservenys' upcoming program ...
06/11/2021
Preserving LGBTQ History — Preservation League of NYS

Dr. Jeffry Iovannone, co-founder of PBN’s #GayPlacesInitiative will be a panelist on the @preservenys' upcoming program “Preserving LGBTQ History”, where he’ll be giving an overview of our work to document and preserve the historic LGBTQ landmarks of Western New York.

https://www.preservenys.org/calendar/preserving-lgbtq-history

Click here to register. Historic places related to LGBTQ history have often been overlooked. The stories we share and the places we save should properly reflect this rich history. In this webinar we will hear from preservationists who are working to fill in these gaps. Panelists include: Amanda D

There is still time to register for tonight's workshop! Join Steve Swiat of Northwood Restoration and PBN’s Christiana L...
06/10/2021
Windows 101 with Steve Swiat

There is still time to register for tonight's workshop! Join Steve Swiat of Northwood Restoration and PBN’s Christiana Limniatis to learn how to maintain your windows.

This is a FREE workshop BUT, all attendees who make the suggested donation ($10) or more, will be entered into a raffle to receive a copy of “The Window Sash Bible” by Steve Jordan! Register below.

https://bit.ly/3unV4qS

  On June 10, join Steven Swiat of Northwood Restoration and PBN’s Christiana Limniatis to learn how to maintain your windows and why you should always opt for repair over replacement. This is…

Our Executive Director, Jessie Fisher, gives this article its finishing kick: "While everyone wants to see development p...
06/09/2021
Demolition Watch: 308 Crowley Avenue (former King Sewing Machine Plant)

Our Executive Director, Jessie Fisher, gives this article its finishing kick: "While everyone wants to see development progress moving forward, this demolition is a tough pill to swallow. I spoke to Jessie Fisher, Executive Director Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) who agreed.

“It’s distressing to lose any of our industrial heritage considering the amount that we have left,” said Fisher. “There is no preservation plan for Buffalo. In 2006, the City adopted a Comprehensive Plan, which recommended a moratorium on all non-emergency demolitions until a preservation plan was completed, and that never happened. As the leader of this non-profit, with limited resources, we can’t be everywhere at once. Therefore, we need a guiding document in place. It has to come from this administration. At this point, all we can do is react. There is no plan to protect our historic resources… we have fresh water and historic resources. Those are what separate this city from the others. This is another missed opportunity.”

https://www.buffalorising.com/2021/06/demolition-watch-308-crowley-avenue-former-king-sewing-machine-plant/

To get a handle on the plight of 308 Crowley Avenue (former King Sewing Machine Plant, circa 1910), you might want to check out this Preservation Ready rundown. Over the years, there have been numerous attempts to save the building, to little avail. The historic structure has been subject to fire, d

Join us tonight for our June Historic Tax Credit Webinar!At this webinar we will be looking closer at the application pr...
06/09/2021
Historic Tax Credit Webinar – June

Join us tonight for our June Historic Tax Credit Webinar!

At this webinar we will be looking closer at the application process, discussing how to use the homeowner credit if you have a rental unit in your home, and then answering your questions. Please note that this is meant as a part two to our mini tax credit workshop, so make sure you head over to PBN's YouTube account to watch.

ATTENTION: To get to the webinar log-in details for this event, you must pre-register on our website. Once you've registered you'll get the information needed to join in.

Click Here: http://bit.ly/JuneHTC2021

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, June 9th. At…

On June 24 at 6:00 PM, join Dr. Jeffry Iovannone to examine the lives and work of two q***r Buffalonian activists, Jim Z...
06/08/2021
Revolutionary Males

On June 24 at 6:00 PM, join Dr. Jeffry Iovannone to examine the lives and work of two q***r Buffalonian activists, Jim Zais and Charlie Haynie, through the lens of LGBTQ spaces and historic sites. From the 1960s onward, Zais and Haynie were involved in various social causes including the Civil Rights, Anti=War, and Gay Liberation movements, and their work influenced the course of LGBTQ liberation in Buffalo and beyond.

This workshop is free but there is a suggested donation of $10. All contributions directly support PBN's Education Initiatives.

Register here: http://bit.ly/RevoMales2021

This event examines the lives and work of two q***r Buffalonian activists, Jim Zais and Charlie Haynie, through the lens of LGBTQ spaces and historic sites. From the 1960s onward, Zais and Haynie w…

Mod Mondays are back! Say hello again to Robert T. Coles, who designed this house and studio, built in 1961, for himself...
06/07/2021

Mod Mondays are back! Say hello again to Robert T. Coles, who designed this house and studio, built in 1961, for himself and his family. In contrast to the pre-Kensington Expressway houses of the surrounding Hamlin Park neighborhood, the International-style house has a minimal front façade, orienting the lives of its residents away from the noise and traffic of the street and under-construction highway. The one-story portion that does face the street was Coles’s studio, where clients could visit him, while the two-story living space that sits perpendicular to it is in back for maximum privacy. From the front the building appears nearly windowless, but the studio is lit by a wall of steel-framed windows on its west elevation, and a combination of windows and sliding glass doors make up the living space’s rear elevation, overlooking a sunken rear terrace and tree-shrouded backyard. The house combines prefabricated elements, such as concrete block and modular drywall on wood stud for the walls, with Douglas fir posts and beams.

Mod Mondays are back! Say hello again to Robert T. Coles, who designed this house and studio, built in 1961, for himself and his family. In contrast to the pre-Kensington Expressway houses of the surrounding Hamlin Park neighborhood, the International-style house has a minimal front façade, orienting the lives of its residents away from the noise and traffic of the street and under-construction highway. The one-story portion that does face the street was Coles’s studio, where clients could visit him, while the two-story living space that sits perpendicular to it is in back for maximum privacy. From the front the building appears nearly windowless, but the studio is lit by a wall of steel-framed windows on its west elevation, and a combination of windows and sliding glass doors make up the living space’s rear elevation, overlooking a sunken rear terrace and tree-shrouded backyard. The house combines prefabricated elements, such as concrete block and modular drywall on wood stud for the walls, with Douglas fir posts and beams.

Check out this article written by Dr. Jeffry Iovannone about Madeline Davis' legacy. Dr. Davis, who died last month at t...
06/04/2021
Madeline Davis’s Q***r History of Buffalo

Check out this article written by Dr. Jeffry Iovannone about Madeline Davis' legacy. Dr. Davis, who died last month at the age of eighty, was a noted gay rights activist, a founding member of the Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier, the first gay rights organization in WNY, and the founder of the LGBTQ Archive of Western New York, a collection held by SUNY Buffalo State’s E.H. Butler Library.

https://beltmag.com/madeline-davis-rust-belt-q***r-history-buffalo/

Davis, who died last month at the age of eighty, dedicated her life to LGBTQ+ history in Buffalo.

Help out our friends at Michigan Street!
06/03/2021
SAVE THE PROPERTIES | Michigan Street AAHC

Help out our friends at Michigan Street!

Thank you for taking the time to voice your support in protecting and preserving the historic Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor!

On June 10 (THAT'S NEXT THURSDAY), join Steven Swiat of Northwood Restoration and PBN’s Christiana Limniatis to learn ho...
06/03/2021
Windows 101 with Steve Swiat

On June 10 (THAT'S NEXT THURSDAY), join Steven Swiat of Northwood Restoration and PBN’s Christiana Limniatis to learn how to maintain your windows and why you should always opt for repair over replacement. This is a FREE workshop BUT, all attendees who make the suggested donation or more, will be entered into a raffle to receive a copy of “The Window Sash Bible” by Steve Jordan! Register below.

This is a free workshop with a suggested donation of $10.

https://bit.ly/3unV4qS

  On June 10, join Steven Swiat of Northwood Restoration and PBN’s Christiana Limniatis to learn how to maintain your windows and why you should always opt for repair over replacement. This is…

Join us on June 9 us for our Preservation Month Historic Tax Credit Webinar. At this webinar we will be looking closer a...
06/02/2021
Historic Tax Credit Webinar – June

Join us on June 9 us for our Preservation Month Historic Tax Credit Webinar.

At this webinar we will be looking closer at the application process, discussing how to use the homeowner credit if you have a rental unit in your home, and then answering your questions. Please note that this is meant as a part two to our mini tax credit workshop, so make sure you head over to PBN's YouTube account to watch.

ATTENTION: To get to the webinar log-in details for this event, you must pre-register on our website. Once you've registered you'll get the information needed to join in.

Click Here: http://bit.ly/JuneHTC2021

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, June 9th. At…

Today the #ElizaQuirkHouse had a visit from SHPO and our preservation consultant Barbara Campagna to assess her architec...
06/01/2021

Today the #ElizaQuirkHouse had a visit from SHPO and our preservation consultant Barbara Campagna to assess her architectural integrity and make some decisions on her period of significance. National Register listing is our goal for #thelittlebrothelthatcould! Our own Christiana Limniatis expounds on recent research updates. Beautiful day to save a boarding house!

Today the #ElizaQuirkHouse had a visit from SHPO and our preservation consultant Barbara Campagna to assess her architectural integrity and make some decisions on her period of significance. National Register listing is our goal for #thelittlebrothelthatcould! Our own Christiana Limniatis expounds on recent research updates. Beautiful day to save a boarding house!

Good Morning and Happy Pride Month!Looking for a way to celebrate? Check out PBN's series dedicated to celebrating and l...
06/01/2021

Good Morning and Happy Pride Month!

Looking for a way to celebrate? Check out PBN's series dedicated to celebrating and learning more about the historic LGBTQ landmarks of Western New York, 𝐆𝐚𝐲 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐫. 𝐉𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐫𝐲 𝐈𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐧𝐞.

Click here: https://bit.ly/3fU8UMw

Good Morning and Happy Pride Month!

Looking for a way to celebrate? Check out PBN's series dedicated to celebrating and learning more about the historic LGBTQ landmarks of Western New York, 𝐆𝐚𝐲 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐫. 𝐉𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐫𝐲 𝐈𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐧𝐞.

Click here: https://bit.ly/3fU8UMw

We had a brilliant time celebrating the 2021 Preservation Awards last night. Did you miss out? Click below to find out w...
05/28/2021
Preservation Awards

We had a brilliant time celebrating the 2021 Preservation Awards last night. Did you miss out? Click below to find out who took home a win.

Winners Here: https://preservationbuffaloniagara.org/preservation-awards/

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all our supporters and sponsors:

Boston Valley Terra Cotta: https://bostonvalley.com/
Buffalove Development: https://www.buffalovedevelopment.com/
Buffalo Spree: https://www.buffalospree.com/
Get Fokus'd Productions: https://www.getfokusdproductions.com/
Morris Masonry Restoration, LLC: https://morrismasonryrestoration.com/
Preservation Studios: http://preservationstudios.com/
Stich Buffalo: https://www.stitchbuffalo.org/
The Story Garage: https://the-story-garage.business.site/
The Woodhouse Day Spa: https://www.woodhousespas.com/
Young + Wright Architectural: https://www.youngandwright.com/

Preservation Awards Join us in congratulating the winners of the 2021 Preservation Awards! Louise Bethune Award for Outstanding Project (over 10,000 SF): 616 Niagara Street 616 Niagara is a 3-story…

On June 10, join Steven Swiat of Northwood Restoration and PBN’s Christiana Limniatis to learn how to maintain your wind...
05/25/2021
Windows 101 with Steve Swiat

On June 10, join Steven Swiat of Northwood Restoration and PBN’s Christiana Limniatis to learn how to maintain your windows and why you should always opt for repair over replacement. This is a FREE workshop BUT, all attendees who make the suggested donation or more, will be entered into a raffle to receive a copy of “The Window Sash Bible” by Steve Jordan! Register below.

This is a free workshop with a suggested donation of $10.

https://bit.ly/3unV4qS

  On June 10, join Steven Swiat of Northwood Restoration and PBN’s Christiana Limniatis to learn how to maintain your windows and why you should always opt for repair over replacement. This is…

In just 3 days, find out who will take home the win! This Thursday, May 27th at 6:00 PM, celebrate the best of the best ...
05/24/2021

In just 3 days, find out who will take home the win!
This Thursday, May 27th at 6:00 PM, celebrate the best of the best in preservation in Western New York with PBN. Featuring keynote speakers Susan Hunt and Jonathan Moody, trivia, prizes, and the winners of the 2021 Preservation Awards announced live.

Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/PBNAwards2021

In just 3 days, find out who will take home the win!
This Thursday, May 27th at 6:00 PM, celebrate the best of the best in preservation in Western New York with PBN. Featuring keynote speakers Susan Hunt and Jonathan Moody, trivia, prizes, and the winners of the 2021 Preservation Awards announced live.

Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/PBNAwards2021

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Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
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