Friday, September 25, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo Venture

From the UB Reporter:

“Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo Venture: From the Larkin Building to Broadacre City,” an exhibition focused on the context in which Buffalo became a locus for Wright’s architectural activities in the first decades of the 20th century, will be presented by the UB Anderson Gallery Oct. 2 through Dec. 30.

The exhibition will be free of charge and open to the public in the gallery, One Martha Jackson Place—off Englewood Avenue between Main Street and Kenmore Avenue. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. For information, call 829-3754.

The exhibition will present more than 130 objects, including those related to 22 buildings and projects—11 built works and 11 unrealized projects—that resulted from Wright’s 32-year association with the forward-thinking executives of the Larkin Company, a once-prominent soap-and-mail-order business based in Buffalo.

Click here to see the rest of the article.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Historic Preservation Rehabilitation Tax Credit Workshop with Sam Hoyt

Attention Historic Preservationists, Housing Activists, Commercial Developers, and all who love Buffalo:

Please join Assemblymember Sam Hoyt at the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit workshops on Wednesday, September 30th from 1-3pm (commercial tax credit workshop) and 5:30-7:30pm (residential tax credit workshop) at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.

As you may know, Sam Hoyt and others worked very hard over this past few years to see this legislation signed by Governor Paterson in Buffalo in July. Within hours of its signing, a multi-million dollar project on the East Side of Buffalo was announced by Business First. Without your help this past spring, including the critical letters of support that you sent to Governor Paterson, we would not be here. These workshops are an opportunity to educate our community about the benefits of this program and prove that investing in our historic cities and neighborhoods is concrete, sustainable economic development that means both jobs and revitalized urban communities.

Both historic rehabilitation tax credit workshops will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society and will have officials from the New York State Office of Historic Preservation, as well as other local and state preservation experts. Event partners include the NYS Office of Historic Preservation, the Preservation League of New York, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, the Campaign for Greater Buffalo, the Allentown Association, and Black Rock Riverside GNPA Historic Preservation Committee.

Please RSVP for either of these workshops (commercial or residential) to Preservation Buffalo Niagara at 716-852-3300.

Learn more about the Historic rehabilitation tax Credit program and see if your property is eligible!

Host: Citizens for Sam Hoyt
Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 1:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
25 Nottingham Court, Buffalo, NY

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sam Hoyt Hosting Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Workshop


Contact: Sam Hoyt (716) 885-9630

Hoyt Hosting Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Workshop
September 30 Event Designed To Educate Homeowners and Businesses

Assemblymember Sam Hoyt (D-Buffalo) is hosting a Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Workshop on Wednesday, September 30 at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. Two separate seminars, one for commercial real estate and one for residential properties, will be held. The State Historic Preservation Office, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, the Preservation League of New York State, and several local block clubs in historic neighborhoods are working with Hoyt to coordinate this event.

This workshop will offer guidance for people interesting in using the new Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit authored by Assemblymember Hoyt. There is tremendous potential for economic growth through restoration of historically significant buildings. This tax credit was created to assist homeowners and businesses by making restoration more affordable to create renewal without sacrificing the unique architectural heritage that is a hallmark of Buffalo.

WHO: Assemblymember Hoyt and preservation experts.

WHEN: 1-3pm for the Commercial Historic Preservation Tax Credit
5:30-7:30pm for the Residential Historic Preservation Tax Credit

WHERE: Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
25 Nottingham Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14222

RSVP: Please Call Preservation Buffalo Niagara at 716-852-3300.

Assemblymember Sam Hoyt represents the 144th Assembly District.

Teresa Glanowski
Director of Communications and Special Projects
Assemblymember Sam Hoyt
936 Delaware Avenue
NY 14209
716.885.9636 fax

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Louis Sullivan and H. H. Richardson in Buffalo

Here is the trailer for the film produced by the guys who came to Buffalo last year. The producer is Mike Kwielford and you can also check out the film's website. (Thanks to Harry Meyer of Hodgson Russ for this link.)

Plans continue to unfold at the Richardson-Olmsted Complex as well. You can read a recent Buffalo News editorial about the plans and get a video look inside the building by clicking here. (Thanks to Monica Pellegrino Faix of the Richardson Center Corporation for this link.)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

“Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters”

Special Preview of New Documentary, November 5th at 7:30pm

The RCC welcomes guests to join them for the first public viewing of the new, educational one hour documentary about the Roycroft community and its influential founder, Elbert Hubbard. The show was produced by Buffalo’s WNED-TV with the help of a substantial grant from The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation. Special pricing to purchase videos will be available that night only!

Call (716) 655-0261 or visit The Roycroft Campus Corporation for more information.