Preservation Lecture Series
Thursday 7th Mar, 2019 → Thursday 28th Mar, 2019

Black Rock Historical Society Museum
1902 Niagara Street Buffalo, NY
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Thursday, Mar 7th
Thursday, Mar 14th
Thursday, Mar 28th

March 7   Landmarks

Preservation Buffalo Niagara’s Landmarks 101 provides the opportunity to learn more about the basics of preservation by focusing on an historic resource becomes a landmark. In this workshop PBN’s Director of Preservation Services, Christiana Limniatis, will discuss the different types of historic designations that exist, and explore the rules and regulations associated with each nominating process.

March 14  Pre Civil War Houses and Construction Techniques in Old Black Rock

The presentation will include a short history of the Village of Black Rock and a look at the oldest homes in the neighborhood. Information about early construction techniques and clues to dating early structures will also be discussed.

Scott Glasgow is a 7th generation resident of Black Rock with a lifelong interest in the neighborhood history and architecture. Scott completed an award winning restoration of the circa 1830 Jacob Smith House and Tavern and has done extensive research on the oldest surviving structures in Black Rock.

March 28  The Black Rock Neighborhood from 1820-1920

This session will highlight the growth of the neighborhood beyond the original village into Grant Amherst, Riverside and West Hertel, including the differences and similarities in types of homes. Did you ever hear about buying home plans from the Sears catalog? Come look at your community in a different light.

Mary Ann Kedron MBA PhD is a founding member of the Black Rock Historical Society and a community activist. She is the President of the Black Rock Riverside Alliance and a Board Member of the Buffalo Niagara Land Trust.  She is presenting this evening’s session as a member of the Preservation Committee of the Black Rock Historical Society.



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