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The Hotel @ The Lafayette: 2012’s Most Important Preservation Battles

As we begin to look back at all of the things that we should be most thankful for in 2012, Atlantic Cities has made the job a bit easier by declaring Hotel Lafayette one of 2012’s most important preservation battles. The hotel is in outstanding company, and we’re happy to see Buffalo, NY featured on this awesome list. Along with a short write-up (see below), commentor “betty barcode” reminds us that “It is the masterpiece of Louise Bethune (1856-1913), the nation’s first professional woman architect.” See article
Hotel Lafayette is a historic hotel built during the early 20th century. It is listed on the National Register for Historic Places, and was once considered one of the finest hotels in the nation. In 2010, a rehabilitation project using state and federal historic tax credits was undertaken to convert the hotel into a mixed use building of apartments and businesses. The project was completed in early 2012. – Atlantic Cities

*This Atlantic Cities post was compiled by the Public Affairs department at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It originally appeared on the National Trust for Historic Preservation blog Preservation Nation, an Atlantic partner site.

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Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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