for beautiful architecture, shuffle off to downtown buffalo
This is the impression that many may have of downtown Buffalo – cold, desolate, deserted.
But as regular readers of mine know, I appreciate Buffalo, NY for more than the cross-border shopping it offers those of us living in Southern Ontario. As detailed in my other posts extolling Buffalo’s collection of Frank Lloyd Wright homes and structures, stunning Art Deco city hall, and the under-restoration Central Terminal train station, illustrating just a few of the many beautiful landmarks, Buffalo is truly an exceptional city for architecture. The Toronto Star’s Christopher Hume recently noted the same, as part of a large special section in the December 2013 edition of the paper that highlighted the highlights of this truly beautiful city.
While I have toured the city hall, I hadn’t as yet taken a good wander through the rest of Buffalo’s downtown core. But on one recent wintry and quiet Sunday morning I did just that. Here are just a few as a sampling of the numerous photos I took as I lapped up the beauty of blocks of historic edifices, from the early 19th century into the mid-20th century. I loosely followed a walking tour provided in a handy online brochure or by ordering a printed version from Visit Buffalo, which provides a little bit of history about many of these stunners.