Saturday, May 28, 2011

Remembering the War Dead of 1812

On Monday morning at 9:45 there will be a small ceremony commemorating the war dead of 1812.  It will take place in Delaware Park around the rock in the golf course at the Mound in the Meadow:

To raise public awareness of the “Mound in the Meadow” and to honor its buried soldiers, Parkside Historian and Author Steve Cichon will lead a group of volunteers in the planting of 300 American flags near the site on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th at 9:45am. Those interested in attending may access the site by entering Delaware Park’s Ring Road at Colvin Avenue (Enter Park at Colvin and Amherst).

Marked only by a large boulder and sporting a small bronze plaque, the “Mound in the Meadow” marks the location where hundreds of soldiers who died from camp disease and winter exposure were buried in the spring of 1813. The areas that are now Buffalo's Parkside neighborhood, Delaware Park, and Forest Lawn cemetery served as a camp for soldiers poised to invade British Canada early in the War.

Read more about it here.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Photographs and Memories

While I may not be the best at taking pictures, especially when people are posing with a grin that says "hurry up and take the darn thing", occasionally I do okay.

A while back some photos of St. Mary's on the Hill appeared on Buffalo Rising. Then a few days ago my shot of a neighbor looking on at the Art-In was used in an article about the same, also on Buffalo Rising! There are links in the article regarding future events, in case you're interested.

Someone from a preservation organization had contacted me about photos of the Statler, but I suffered a major brain glitch and didn't remember how to send them full size for use in an application for a preservation status...Oh well, the Statler is in good hands now!

And now I have been contacted by the Buffalo & Erie County Central Library about some pictures I took of the Hotel Lafayette!  In June there will be an exhibit there showcasing the buildings on Lafayette Square, and some of my photos will be included!  Be sure to check it out!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Art-In at St.Vincent's Orphanage

This was going to be some nice wordy post to explain the pictures, but I've been procrastinating a bit...what else is new...Instead, a brief explanation:

St. Vincent's Female Orphanage (I didn't realize it had been gender specific; read history if you're interested) is being renovated, and by this August it will be reborn as the Health Sciences Charter School!

Meanwhile, an Art-In was held there last Saturday, organized to bring attention to a site worth preserving, and in part to celebrate that it is becoming a reality!