An historic building at Main and Allen Streets in Buffalo was months, if not weeks, away from collapsing. But as we hear in this week's Press Pass, it's now on a path to being saved.
The building at 918 and 920 Main Street was constructed in 1891 to house a company known as the Bosche Carriage Repository. Buffalo Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata wrote about the landmark in her monthly Preservation Ready column in the September issue. She says it was designed by architect Cyrus Porter who is known for several famous buildings locally, including the Cyclorama.
The massive Trico plant complex on Goodell is now the object of a familiar community debate: preserve or demolish?
Hours after the city Preservation Board recommended last night the vast complex be listed as a historic landmark, Preservation Buffalo Niagara held a public meeting in the Common Council Chambers to talk about what to do with the deteriorating industrial complex.
Trico is a hodge-podge of buildings from different times built for different uses and the roof is shot, letting water and snow inside.
The new, ten story federal courthouse officially opens for business Monday. As WBFO's Mark Scott reports, federal officials are hailing the new building's design. But not everyone is enamored by it.
The new courthouse in Niagara Square across from City Hall is finally finished. Its opening was delayed for many months when a moisture problem was discovered. Federal court staffers have spent the past several weeks moving in. And Monday morning, a ceremonial flag raising was held to mark the first day of business.
A vacant library building has been shuttered for six years in Buffalo's Central Park neighborhood. The Fairfield was closed as part of consolidation. But Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata says neighbors are frustrated and the city doesn't seem to be revealing future redevelopment plans.
WBFO'S Eileen Buckley welcomes Licata to our weekly Press Pass interview line-up as they discuss Licata's on-going Buffalo Spree series called "Preservation Ready" that focuses on the Fairfield Library.
A 19th century building on Buffalo's West Side is being transformed into a 14-unit apartment building.
West Side residents and local officials gathered at White's Livery Stable Monday afternoon on Buffalo's West Side to celebrate the commencement of a rehabilitation project that will convert the structure into fourteen new apartments.
Mayor Byron Brown thanked neighborhood residents for their patience and appreciation of the historic building which had posed a safety issue when it began crumbling a few years ago.
More than 2,000 people are expected to participate in this week's National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference in Buffalo. While the formal opening ceremony takes place Wednesday, students at Buffalo's Waterfront Elementary School were busy Tuesday raising a scaled-down classic American structure, a barn. Among those watching the barn raising was Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic preservation.