It’s not often a building tells a story, and rarer still when that story both spans a city’ history and is told by the building itself. With a unique voice and perspective, Fred provides a romp through Buffalo history through the experiences and stories of the many tenants that have occupied his walls over the years. As the times change, so too do the tenants and residents, and we follow along with births, deaths, marriages, meetings of Suffragettes and professors, all the way to the modern rebirth of Niagara Street and Buffalo’s West Side.
Anyone who has spent a decent amount of time on the West Side is most likely familiar with the building and its many guises throughout the years, and through a detailed and well-researched history of its tenants, the author brings the past to life in a most novel method, centering around a structure of many lives perched on the edge of the Niagara.
Fans of American history, architecture, and Buffalo alike will find joy in sharing the life of a building that has stood through ups and downs and housed dozens of Buffalonians past..