Exploring Bflo over Vaca

To share my architecture and history passion with my students, I invited families to meet me at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Museum on Presidents Day for 1/2 price admission and to City Hall the next day where we enjoyed a panoramic view of Buffalo while going in one of Buffalo’s most stunning buildings, City Hall!

Buffalo is unique by definition that it is not very vertical; however it is rather dense. Buffalo’s inception was officially between 1817 and 1825 with the completion of the Erie Canal (it was a village dating earlier back and part of Niagara County since Erie County was yet to be formed). Verticality was not popular until much after Buffalo’s inception, when steel production was on the rise and the elevator was invented (by a Buffalonian). The taller historic buildings that we do boast are very intricate and charming therefore our skyline is uniquely dotted!

It is important that we don’t continue to demolish historic buildings to put in parking lots. You can see in some of these picture that parking lots affect our density and make the city center less walkable. I walked from my house by Niagara and Porter today to City Hall. It was about a 25 minute walk of beauty, history, and architecture.

If you couldn’t make it today, wet can discuss meeting over spring break. The information that I provided above is just a glimpse of the knowledge that I can share with you!!


I had so much fun learning with the kiddos that came to the Teddy Roosevelt Museum today! Thank you to their families for bringing them!





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