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The Demise Of Buffalo's "White Elephant"

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 23, 2014 01:05 AM
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by Eric last modified Jul 22, 2014

The Frank Lloyd Wright Newsblog provides a link to a long article on the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Larkin Administration Building (1906), which once stood in Buffalo, NY and was considered one of the most important early works of Modern Architecture. Because the city had not idea what to do with it and people were not very preservation-minded about such things, the Larkin Building was unceremoniously torn down--a loss that still reverberates to this day. The...




 

 

Larkin51The Frank Lloyd Wright Newsblog provides a link to a long article on the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Larkin Administration Building (1906), which once stood in Buffalo, NY and was considered one of the most important early works of Modern Architecture.

Because the city had not idea what to do with it and people were not very preservation-minded about such things, the Larkin Building was unceremoniously torn down--a loss that still reverberates to this day. The article on Upstate Modern Blog provides interesting period newspaper clippings from the late 1940s that show an attempt to sell the building and its ultimate demise. Read and see it all here. Thanks to Mark H. for the link.

Image via Upstate Modern Blog


 

 

 
 
 

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