Buffalo Featured on Curbed

Familiar with Curbed.com? Well, it’s a very cool NYC blog that generates more than 1 million visits per month. The top story on Curbed.com right now is an article from their Cityscapes series which explores often-overlooked cities.  And today’s feature is New York’s second city – that’s Buffalo.

From the Curbed article:

By 1990, the population of Buffalo had shrunk below 1900 levels, a
startling decline for a city just across the state from NYC, whose
population more than doubled in the same period. But for fans of
architecture, there are certain upsides to a receding economy. So how did Buffalo architecture buffs benefit from their city’s
industrial decline? Well, for one, they missed out on much of the
building boom of the latter half of the 20th century, meaning classic
buildings like the dazzling Guaranty Building by Louis Sullivan (above)
weren’t knocked down and replaced with a mediocre modern office tower.
And the same inadvertent preservation holds true for similarly
impressive works of the mid century, like Eliel and Eero Saarinen’s
Kleinhans Music Hall
(below),which is an elegant mixture of
Eliel’s Arts & Crafts style and his son’s modern sensibilities,
completed in 1940.

Curbed, like every good site, refers to our very own David Steele and his book on Buffalo architecture – you can purchase your copy here

The Curbed post also shows off 50 Tudor Place, a beautiful mansion for sale we profiled about 10 months ago (and yes, it’s still for sale) and a 2,500 sq ft condo in The Campanile listed at $579,000.

You should go read the entire post.

  

 

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C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

If someone had shown me a photo of the Larkin Bldg, ID unknown, I might have thought it was a Soviet era structure. So stark, high shouldered and authoritative looking. I like it, but it is so different from other low profile FLWright buildings I've ever seen. Too bad it's gone, but nice to see it being recognized.

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