Buffalo Architecture and History

Buffalo Buildings and Sites

Illustrated Dictionaries


Architecture - Styles

Landmarks and Historic Districts

Public Art

History of Buffalo

Illustrated Furniture Glossary

Architecture Around the World

FYI: New and Revised Pages

 June 2024

My Public Tours and Talks

Tour partner of  Buffalo Architecture & History
Tours                      Downtown Tour Booklet for children

Dennis Galucki's Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature

Creator: This site was created and is maintained by Chuck LaChiusa as a public service. I am available as a tour guide and speaker. See My Public Talks and Tours Calendar  and Power Point Presentations List and  Biographical articles

Guiding notions:  I see architecture as an art form.  Like films, the form is complicated because it involves a great deal of collaboration.  In a sense, this website is a search for beauty.

are appreciated.

Updates: . To those who request it -- I e-mail links to newly created pages.

Website awards:

2017 Tourism Volunteer of the Year Award given by Visit Buffalo Niagara

2015 - The Collectors Weekly: Collectors Weekly Hall of Fame Saluting Great Collections  (Online Dec. 2015)

2014 - Community Contribution Award given by Graycliff Conservancy

2012 - The Friends of Architecture Award given by The American Institute of Architects Buffalo/WNY Chapter.

2010 - The Owen B. Augspurger award, which recognizes local historians devoted to the preservation of Erie County's heritage,  given by the Buffalo History Museum.

2006 and 2007 - First Place in the Buffalo Spree "Best of Buffalo: Website" category.

2002 - Award given by the mayor of Buffalo, Anthony Masiello, and the Buffalo Preservation Board "for creating countless web sites for historic properties ... educating the person who logs on about the history of both the building and its architecture."

Through an agreement with the SUNY Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning in 2016, this website will remain online in perpetuity. Special thanks to Dean Robert Shibley for enabling this agreement. 

Thanks also to my wife, Nancy, and to Dennis Galucki and Alison
for their support and encouragement.