The Sweeney Building – A Shopper’s Dream

The Sweeney Company was a large department store that operated in Buffalo in the early twentieth century. Before I tell the story of the Sweeney Building, let’s discuss a...
Urban Farming in Buffalo – Back to the Future

Urban Farming in Buffalo – Back to the Future

Sow the Seed My father grew up on the East Side of Buffalo and occasionally shares stories from his youth.  He recently told me one about how he worked for a neighbor who...

The Glenny Building

The Glenny Building

The Glenny Building has intrigued me ever since I learned that the entire facade of the building, all five stories, is made of cast iron.  I have never heard of that...

The Rand Building – No Respect

The Rand Building – No Respect

The Rand Building was built in 1929, just as the country was torn from the Roaring Twenties and plunged into the Great Depression of the 1930’s.  It was in fact, the last...

A Walk Through the Village of Williamsville

A Walk Through the Village of Williamsville

Last night I went for a walk with my friend Cathy.  We have this little custom of driving to different areas to walk.  Keeps it fresh, plus we both love looking at homes and...

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