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Weekly Update August 19, 2020

 

What’s Modern WNY?

This year from September 6 to September 12, Preservation Buffalo Niagara is celebrating ModernWNY which will highlight the evolution of modernism in the area. PBN is offering two self-guided tours and three virtual lectures. While all lectures are free, donations are appreciated and remember, each donation is a way to invest in our community.

Check out all of our plans for what is surely to be a memorable week and grab your tickets today!



Modern Living: Intro to Postwar Homes is a virtual lecture that examines housing styles in a time when the end of WWII brought drastic changes to America’s residential landscape. Register to learn more.


Built in 1947 as a tribute to those who fought and lost their lives in World War II, North Tonawanda’s Memorial Pool is an undeniable staple amongst the modern architecture in Western New York. Let’s Swim! North Tonawanda’s Memorial Pool will dive into the history of memorial pools as well as the background of the only one in Western New York. Register now for this virtual lecture and join us on September 10.


When GIs returned from World War II, they were faced with a shortage of homes. Inventor Carl Strandlund tried to solve that problem with a line of prefabricated enameled steel houses. This lecture will discuss Lustrons, the home of the future, and all their possibilities and limitations. Click here to register.


PBN’s Drive Yourself MODern is a 15-stop widespread self-guided driving tour highlighting some of the many fine examples of modern-era architecture throughout Western New York. From Jamestown to Niagara Falls, experience a vast range of modern-era architectural styles.

Tickets for this tour can be purchased as a guest or as a PBN member. Additionally, PBN is offering the Keepsake Package in which purchasers will receive both keepsake maps from our 2020 self-guided tours. Click here for more information!


Delaware Acres is PBN’s premier self-guided walking tour of the neighborhoods that surround Delaware Park. Realtors once touted its property placements, moderate prices, and considered it to be the ideal location for suburban homes in the city. Always an area richly appreciated in Buffalo’s history, this walking tour explores its start as a notable piece of Buffalo’s built landscape.

Tickets for this tour can be purchased as a guest or as a PBN member. Additionally, PBN is offering the Keepsake Package in which purchasers will receive both keepsake maps from our 2020 self-guided tours. Click here for more information!

Preservation Buffalo Niagara is grateful to all of its sponsors, Barbara A. Campagna/Architecture + PlanningKristin Derby Art Direction & Design, and Monarch Kitchen Design Studio for all of their contributions.

Weekly Update August 12, 2020

Don’t Believe the Hype

On Tuesday, August 18 from 5:30 to 7:30pm, join Don’t Believe the Hype: The Truth on Preserving Our Neighborhood, a conversation about the advantages of protecting and preserving the historic Fruit Belt. Learn about the potential disadvantages the Fruit Belt Community will face if historic preservation is not achieved. 

This is a Facebook Live event and will feature the following neighborhood leaders:

-Curtis McCutcheon and Dennis Wilson, The Oakk Room
-Jessie Fisher, Executive Director of Preservation Buffalo Niagara
-Veronica Hemphill-Nichols, Restorative Justice Trainer, Founder, Fruit Belt/McCarley Garden House Task Force
-Brandi J. Barrett, Cofounder of LEAP Buffalo Inc. and owner of AWE Real Estate & Development LLC

Join the conversation here or visit our website to find other ways to watch this important conversation.


Saying Goodbye to Summer School with PBN

On August 13, join PBN for our last course of the summer. Architectural Styles of WNY is a magical architectural mystery tour through over 200 years of architectural design, exploring the terminology and characteristics of the styles and types that define Western New York’s unique built environment.  

This lecture takes place at 6:00 pm (EST) and is free and open to the public to attend (suggested donation of $10 is appreciated). Visit PBN’s website for more information and to register.


Coming this September: ModernWNY 2020! 

This year from September 6 to September 12, Preservation Buffalo Niagara is celebrating ModernWNY which will highlight the evolution of modernism in the area. The events include the following:

-Modern Living: Intro to Postwar Homes, virtual lecture
-Let’s Swim! North Tonawanda’s Memorial Pool, virtual lecture
-Lustron: Home of the Future, virtual lecture
-Drive Yourself MODern, a self-guided driving tour
-Delaware Acres, a self-guided walking tour

Both self-guided tours will come with a keepsake map which outline the featured landmarks and summarize their architectural significance. You can visit our website to get your tickets now!

Interested in sponsoring ModernWNY? Sponsorships are available in several different levels with various perks. For more information about sponsorship please email tbrown@pbnsaves.org.  

 

Weekly Update August 05, 2020

Announcing Our ModernWNY Events!

This year from September 6 to September 12, Preservation Buffalo is celebrating ModernWNY which will highlight the evolution of modernism in the area. The events include three virtual lectures:

            -Modern Living: Intro to Postwar Homes
            -Let’s Swim! North Tonawanda’s Memorial Pool
            -Lustron: Home of the Future

Additionally, Drive Yourself MODern, a self-guided driving tour, and Delaware Acres, a self-guided walking tour, will be offered. Both self-guided tours will come with a keepsake map which outline the featured landmarks and summarize their architectural significance. You can visit our website for updates about ModernWNY and you can check out last year’s events here

Interested in sponsoring ModernWNY? Sponsorships are available in several different levels with various perks. For more information about sponsorship please email tbrown@pbnsaves.org.  


HTC Webinar on August 12th

Did you watch our mini tax credit workshop but still have questions about finalizing your homeowner historic tax credit application? Then join us for a tax credit webinar on Wednesday, August 12th.

At this webinar we will be looking closer at the application process, discussing how to use homeowner credit if you have a rental unit in your home, and then answering your questions. Please note that this is meant as a part 2 of our mini tax credit workshop, so make sure you head over to PBN’s YouTube account to watch Part 1.

To receive the webinar log-in details for the August 12th event you must pre-register on our website. Once you’ve registered you’ll get the information needed to join in.


PBN’s Last Summer School Session

On August 13, join PBN for Architectural Styles of WNY. This course is a magical architectural mystery tour through over 200 years of architectural design, exploring the terminology and characteristics of the styles and types that define Western New York’s unique built environment.

This lecture takes place at 6:00 pm (EST) and is free and open to the public to attend (suggested donation of $10 is appreciated). Visit PBN’s website for more information and to register.

 

Weekly Update July 29, 2020

ModernWNY is Coming

Last year, Preservation Buffalo Niagara was proud to present its first annual Modernism Week: a week dedicated to celebrating the modern architecture, design, art, and culture in the Western New York region. This year from September 6 to September 12, our celebration returns as ModernWNY and will strive to celebrate and highlight the evolution of modernism in the area via a self-guided driving tour of Western New York, a self-guided walking tour of the North Park neighborhood in Buffalo, and three virtual presentations. You can visit our website for updates about ModernWNY and you can check out last year’s events here

Interested in sponsoring ModernWNY? Sponsorships are available in several different levels with various perks. For more information about sponsorship please email tbrown@pbnsaves.org.  


Register for Research to Landmark

On July 30, join PBN for Research to Landmark. This part of our summer school series will guide participants through the various tools and strategies needed to successfully research a property. Learn about the key document types to consult, key repositories to visit, and how to access building information online.

This lecture takes place at 6:00 pm (EST) and is free and open to the public to attend (suggested donation of $10 is appreciated). Visit PBN’s website for more information and to register.


HTC Webinar on August 12th!

Did you watch our mini tax credit credit workshop but still have questions about finalizing your homeowner historic tax credit application? Then join us for a tax credit webinar on Wednesday, August 12th.

At this webinar we will be looking closer at the application process, discussing how to use homeowner credit if you have a rental unit in your home, and then answering your questions. Please note that this is meant as a part 2 of our mini tax credit workshop, so make sure you head over to PBN’s YouTube account to watch Part 1.

To receive the webinar log-in details for the August 12th event you must pre-register on our website. Once you’ve registered you’ll get the information needed to join in.

 

Weekly Update July 22, 2020

Dismantle Preservation Virtual Unconference

Dismantle Preservation Virtual Unconference is a one day free event by Sarah Marsom that will delve into mental health, union/salary negotiations, public service loan forgiveness, implicit bias in preservation, preserving the full story, and how to expand who is investing in old buildings. Preservationists need a different set of resources to advocate for themselves, stories of the past, and the built environment. Interested in dismantling historic preservation and rebuilding it for the benefit of our communities today and tomorrow? Register here


Register for Research to Landmark

On July 30, join PBN for Research to Landmark. This part of our summer school series will guide participants through the various tools and strategies needed to successfully research a property. Learn about the key document types to consult, key repositories to visit, and how to access building information online.

This lecture takes place at 6:00 pm (EST) and is free and open to the public to attend (suggested donation of $10 is appreciated). Visit PBN’s website for more information and to register.


Share Your Thoughts on Preservation Policy

The Preservation League of NYS is considering their legislative, budget, and agency priotities, in advance of the 2021 legislative session. Given the challenges of the pandemic, they are interested in focusing on priorities that have a positive impact on economic development and community such as the NYS Historic Tax Credit Program influenced by the recent federal H.R. 2 Infrastructure Bill. Other topics include reinstating the Historic Barn Tax Credit and unmarked burials/cemetery law. 

Interested in sharing your thoughts? Email etobin@presernys.org or chingle@preservenys.org.

 

Weekly Update July 15, 2020

Join Landmarks 101 this Thursday!

Part of PBN’s 6-part lecture summer school series, Landmarks 101 will discuss different types of local, State, and National level historic designations that exist, and explore the rules and regulations associated with each nomination process.

This lecture takes place on July 16 at 6:00 pm (EST) and is free and open to the public to attend (suggested donation of $10 is appreciated). Visit PBN’s website for more information and to register.

Register for Landmarks 201

On July 21, join PBN for Landmarks 201. This part of our summer school series will delve deeper into the different types of historic designations. It will focus on the regulations and financial incentives associated with each type of designation, and how property owners and community members can establish new designations.

This lecture takes place at 6:00 pm (EST) and is free and open to the public to attend (suggested donation of $10 is appreciated). Visit PBN’s website for more information and to register.

Michigan Sycamore Historic District Update

On July 9, 2020, the Buffalo Preservation Board approved the nomination, recommending it to the Common Council for landmark status. We are pleased to share this news with all of you and would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who wrote letters of support to expand the Michigan Sycamore Historic District.

Next, the nomination will go before the Common Council’s Legislation Committee. In the meantime, we still need your support. Please fill out this form to make sure that the Common Council knows that the community wants these important resources designated and protected.