The Author

A graduate business student, born and raised in Buffalo, with aspirations of becoming a marketing professional and community leader. My passions lay in this city, from its history to its sports teams, and everything in between. My roots are in this city and my family is the most important thing in my life.

In 2012, we are surrounded by developers who are looking to improve Buffalo in order to return this city to its “original glory.” These recent developments include proposals for the waterfront and outer harbor, as well as restorations to historical buildings like the Statler, Hotel Lafayette and the Buffalo Central Terminal. While many strides have been taken, there are still many historical sites that have fallen by the way side. I will evaluate every corner of Buffalo from what it was then to what it is now, whether it has been improved and restored, or abandoned and left to crumble. I will also highlight many of the recent development plans, such as those for the outer harbor and old wharf, including recent plans for the old site of the Memorial Auditorium and Webster block.

Buffalo then and Buffalo now – a historical evaluation of what this city was, what it is re-developing into now, and everything in between.

3 responses to “The Author

  1. Thanks so much for this blog; it’s great! My name is Dana Saylor, and I was the event coordinator for CITY of NIGHT. I enjoyed reading your comments on the experience and would love to connect on Facebook. Cheers!

  2. Hello,

    The Library of American Landscape History has just released a new film on the development of the Buffalo Park System and I thought you might be interested in sharing it with your readers. http://lalh.org/films/best-planned-city-film/

    If you would like more information please contact me at jdawson@lalh.org.

    Many thanks,
    Jessica Dawson
    Special Projects Coordinator

    LALH
    P.O. Box 1323
    Amherst, MA 01004
    (413) 549.4860
    (413) 549.3961 fax
    jdawson@lalh.org
    http://www.lalh.org

    • Hi Jessica – Thanks for sharing the video. It provides a great perspective on Buffalo’s Park System and adds great insight into Buffalo’s development!

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