Thank you Toronto. Thank you for recognizing Buffalo for the architectural treasures that are found throughout the region. Buffalo may have lost much of its historic architectural infrastructure… but at the same time we managed to secure a number of architectural greats for generations to come. As we continue to right many of the wrongs, and sway The City towards a clearer understanding of the importance of our irreplaceable churches and even our unique residential housing stock (we just lost another house on Connecticut Street to parking (see here) – way to go City Hall), Buffalo does manage to shine in the eyes of anyone who can appreciate the finer built works that stand tall to this day.
The Toronto Star was recently in Buffalo, scoping out a few of our most significant buildings. Here’s the article. It appears that the more effort that we take in preserving out heritage, the more recognition we will get down the road from other cities that might not take notice otherwise. Here’s to our city getting more serious about all of this in 2014 [raises glass].