No, City Hall Did Not Lose Records in a Fire

Originally published at my LinkedIn page in December 2019, then reprinted by BuffaloRising.com, with the title “Buffalo’s Newest Urban Legend” at both sites. Reproduced here with minor edits and updates. Image of Buffalo City Hall courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. The assertion first came to my attention in 2018 in the comment section at a popularContinue reading “No, City Hall Did Not Lose Records in a Fire”

Build the Larkin Rowhouses

Originally published in Buffalo Spree, July-August 2006, p. 150 Most architecturally-aware Buffalonians know how the Darwin Martin-Frank Lloyd Wright friendship led to commissions for the now-demolished Larkin Administration building and homes for the top Larkin Company officers. Demolished portions of the Martin House complex are being rebuilt as the site undergoes a complete restoration. Martin alsoContinue reading “Build the Larkin Rowhouses”