prepares for the National Trust for Preservation conference in 2011 (and this
is a big deal by the way), the the E.B. Green Society began thinking that
Buffalo deserves to have an organization that promotes serious and
rigorous study of our magnificent and nationally under-appreciated
The E. B. Green Society was started two years ago, when
a small group of architecture enthusiasts started meeting informally on a
monthly basis with little more than a desire to promote and protect the works
of Buffalo’s greatest architect, E. B. Green. In that time they developed a
real as well as a virtual community actively discussing Green’s architecture,
organized E.B. Green walking tours (for BuffaloTours), and advocated on behalf
of threatened Green properties.
As they continued to meet, they decided it
was time to encourage scholarship into all of Buffalo’s architects and
architecture, not just Green & Wicks. To that end they proposed
establishing a Buffalo chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH).
Society’s 3,500 members include architectural historians, architects,
preservationists, students, professionals in allied fields and the interested
public. It was founded in 1940. Its membership is open to everyone,
regardless of profession or expertise, who is interested in the study,
interpretation, andprotection of historically significant buildings, sites,
cities and landscapes.”
If you would
like to help make a local SHS chapter a reality please come to the initial
chapter planning meeting. Monday, October 19, 2009 at 7:00 pm, J.P. Bullfeathers, Fireplace Room, 1010 Elmwood Avenue (north of Bidwell). Food & drink are Dutch treat.