Expert architectural historian and preservationist Martin Wachadlo will be presenting a lecture on Buffalo’s place in American architectural history on Tuesday, March 20 in the Kavinoky Theater at D’Youville College. The turn-of-the-century building is the perfect location for Wachadlo’s discussion, which will take listeners on a chronological journey through Buffalo’s architectural evolution.
“Last fall, the lecture was featured at the National Trust Conference held in Buffalo inside of the Common Council chambers to a capacity crowd,” said Kathy Mecca of the Columbus Park Association, “so we are excited to offer this celebrated presentation to the community once again.”
Wachadlo’s lecture will present his research on buildings produced by some of our nation’s most prominent architects, and how our city’s inheritance of these precious structures fits into the context of nationwide development. The discussion will also touch on the evolution of the historic waterfront Prospect Hill District and its residents’ will to protect its integrity as the city continues to develop in the future.
“Prospect Hill Neighborhood Alliance is proud to be the sponsor of this event”, said Jim Messina, President of Fargo Estate Neighborhood Association. The PHNA is a collaborative organization comprised of the West Side neighborhoods of Armory Hill, Columbus Park, Cottage District, Fargo Estate and parts of the Kleinhans neighborhood. It was created in 2009 after the Preservation League of NYS, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, and the Campaign for Greater Buffalo acknowledged its historic role in Buffalo’s development. “Our mission is to preserve every neighborhood in the Prospect Hill district,” Messina said, “and our method lies in educating others with a little help from our friends.”
The lecture will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kavinoky Theater, located at 320 Porter Avenue. Admission to the event will be $5.