Bumbling around on the internet can be one of the most rewarding things to do these days. There you are, wasting countless valuable hours, starting to feel guilty about your lack of productivity when – bam – you stumble onto something remarkable. This happened to me recently when I came upon a remarkable digital archive of Buffalo’s master architect E.B. Green. The archive is presented by, and from, the library of the Buffalo Historical Society. Much of their E.B Green collection of extremely rare images and documents has been photographed and included in a new web site.
The information is presented with high resolution images and text. You can see the actual pages of Green’s project notebooks with commentary and design sketches. A large portion of the digitized archive includes one-of-a-kind items. These are the types of items very few people would have had access to previously. Just a warning – this site will be a major time suck. Enter at your own risk!