8/31/2006

All That's Left...

While pedaling along Seneca Street towards East Aurora and Elbert Hubbard's Roycroft, I spotted this yesterday afternoon. The big one that got away. It's located at the end of Emslie Street just a stone's throw away from the last stop on the Tour dé Neglect. In fact Sacred Heart, our last stop, is in it's present location because of the expanding Larkin Company's need for additional parking! More about that on Saturday, during the last leg of the Tour dé Neglect.
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Here's a closer look at what I think is the City of Buffalo's newest historical marker. This photo shows the relationship - yellow bubble on the right - of the remaining wall to the entire complex.
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From Cynthia's work, I found this cool link to the Larkin Building and this one, about Larkin Soap bottles found in the strangest places.
Just spotted this short video over on YouTube: A Tour of Fallingwater. Would be great if we had this happening with some of Buffalo's architectural wonders...
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4 comments:

Jerry Puma said...

The marker at the remaining fence pier of the Larkin Administration Building was dedicated at the 2004 Larkin Premium Exposition. It is not a City marker. The marker and the stabilization of the pier was the result of a collaborative project with the Graycliff Conservancy and the Larkin Soap Company Collectors Group. All work was completed with donations from private parties.

Jerry Puma said...

For more information about the Larkin Building, please visit http://freenet.buffalo.edu/bah/h/larkin/admin/index.html

Also, the marker is on Swan St. near Seymour.

fix buffalo said...

Jerry,

Thanks for the update.

Who owns this small parcel and is responsible for the up-keep?

Others...

Here's the link Jerry provided - Larkin Administration Building. It's part of Chuck LaChiusa's Buffalo as Architectural Museum. One of our best local sites!

Jerry Puma said...

The company that owns the 701 Seneca complex owns the site of the Larkin "pocket park". As far as upkeep goes, some of us from the Larkin Collector's Group go there as often as we can to do clean-up and brush cutting. Five of us spread the 12 tons of crushed brick (symbolizing the demise of the building) by hand. From your recent photo, it looks like we need to take out a few weeds and move some of that brick around!