Solve, create, share and talk about jigsaw puzzles

Art Nouveau In Buffalo

63pieces
3comments
89solves
Solve puzzle
The unusually elegant facade of the Calumet Building is one of the few art nouveau designed glazed terra cotta buildings in the United States.

Calumet was the name given by the French to the Native American ceremonial pipe. The third floor of this building was once used by the Calumet Club, whose symbol was the calumet pipe. During the Prohibition years, the local chapter of the Klu Klux Klan had an office in the building.

In 1988, Mark Goldman, a local historian, purchased the building. He started the revitalization of West Chippewa Street into the thriving entertainment and nightclub district it is today. (waymarking.com)

The ground floor now houses the Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant where we had an excellent meal last night!

Comments

Add new comment
patw

I have to assume the picture was taken some time during the last two winters which were very mild. So guess what we probably have in store for us this year - when I won't be in Dunedin, Fl. The patterns of the buildings made for a fun one to put together, didn't they? Glad you liked it, Dris.

dris651

I was trying to be sure that was orange and not red, since I remember being a significant Italian-American neighborhood. But I see this is further south, in downtown Buffalo. But if it was around St. Patrick's day, wouldn't there still be several feet of snow still piled up ;-) Very good puzzle! I like puzzles of interesting buildings, and this certainly fits the bill. Thanks to you and Mr. Goldman!

patw

Looking more closely at this picture, I have to assume it was taken sometime near St. Patrick's Day. ;-)

Leaderboard

kevins35144:01
Muzza614:15
Allan14:17
jan41364:34
bbqguy4:41
paigep4:53
dris6515:43
JohnWJr6:15
TRSOKC6:21
patw6:37