By Steve Cichon
Pittsburgh Plate Glass was on Erie Street near the waterfront when this photo was taken in the early ’50s.
Today, the spot is WNED | WBFO’s parking lot (Erie St. runs behind the building.)
That’s my grandpa, glazier Jimmy Coyle, in the middle with the checked jacket where the rip is taken out of the photo.
He was a glassworker and later the Business Agent for Local 660, and a member of that union for more than 50 years.
Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News.
He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.
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