Are there drawings and plans for my house? This page attempts to answer that question.
Millions of books are now online. But not every book in the world has been digitized or will be. You may need to track it down in hard copy. We have 8 suggestions for you.
In which we answer the burning question, “Where can I put my stuff online?”
The first iteration of this page went online in 1999. I knew it had changed the discourse around snow in Buffalo when I started hearing elected officials using arguments that I first presented here. Some Top Ten US Weather Facts 10 Snowiest Cities1. Blue Canyon, CA2. Marquette, MI3. Sault Ste. Marie, MI4. Syracuse, NY5. Caribou,Continue reading “The Truth About Snow in Buffalo”
Parks officials were mortified at the malfeasance. The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Lafayette Square was cracking and crumbling only six years after its erection in 1882 during the city’s semi-centennial year. A structural review was undertaken, revealing careless workmanship throughout the foundation of the monument. The core of rubble and mortar was inadequate to the taskContinue reading “The Old Curiosity Shop: McDonnell and Sons Monument Company”
Some Preliminary Findings by Cynthia Van Ness, ©2001-2013 In the New York State census of 1925, John E. Brent reported his age as 33, making his year of birth around 1892. According to a biographical profile of him in the Buffalo American, which does not reveal his age, Brent was born and raised in Washington, D.C.Continue reading “In Search of Buffalo’s First Professional African-American Architect”
In the old David Letterman format, these are the ten most bogus urban legends about Buffalo & its history: 10. Buffalo has the longest, coldest, snowiest, harshest, worst winters in America. 9. Every house in Buffalo was photographed during the Pan-American Exposition and the Buffalo History Museum has the pictures. 8. The “Historical Society” or the “Preservation Society”Continue reading “Top Ten Urban Legends in Buffalo”