a little homage to Louis Sullivan

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The buzz of Jazz in the Millenium Park… extreme window cleaners… on the 41st floor of Randolph Tower scaffold… Oakland’s glistening glazes… my so sore foot… the legend that is Tim Samuelson… eerie Buffalo and its majestic grain elevators… heady Broadway terracotta and neon… gloss gleaming terracotta across San Francisco… Susan Tunick… my sturdy red … Continue reading

Buffalo’s majestic grain elevators

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Buffalo grew to become a large, affluent city due to its location as a gateway between the east and the west. The first elevators were invented in Buffalo by a merchant named Joseph Dart, to move and store grain. The steam powered elevator was put into use in 1843. At their height there were 50 … Continue reading

The City of Light

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Buffalo became such a prominent city due to its location on Lake Eerie. Everything transported from East to West on the water went through Buffalo including an estimated 75% of the population at one point in time! Buffalo enjoyed increasing commerce and in 1843 the first grain elevators were built and, in the 1840s and … Continue reading