Some of the world’s finest Art Deco buildings were constructed during the Roaring Twenties, and, today, Buffalo is still rich with fine examples.
Several movements helped to define the era known as the Roaring Twenties. Prohibition brought about the speakeasy, moonshine, the flapper, and the arrival of the jazz age, while the elegance and glamour of the period permeated design and architecture in the Art Deco or Moderne style.
During this time, Buffalo was a hub for transportation, design, music, and manufacturing. Some of the world’s finest Art Deco buildings were constructed, and today, Buffalo is still rich with fine examples. City hall, Buffalo’s crown jewel of the Art Deco movement, can still be toured daily. Across town, Central Terminal is being restored and revived to its original sophistication and glory. If one is looking for a live jazz show, stop by the Colored Musician Club and be sure to visit the museum. While the Art Deco period was short, other fine examples such as the Rand Building, the Courier Express Building, and the Pierce Arrow Showroom also represent the grandeur of the bygone era.
Paperback written by Trisha Charles. 96 pages