The Complete History of Parkside, Buffalo, NY
A New Book by Buffalo Author Steve Cichon
A history of the Frederick Law Olmsted designed neighborhood, from its place in the history of the Seneca Nation, to its role in the War of 1812, to Olmsted’s design and the turn of the century building out of the area, and the neighborhood’s 20th century evolutions. Included are discussions of the area’s earliest colorful settlers, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House, Delaware Park, The Buffalo Zoo, and the stories and anecdotes of many more struggles, individuals, and institutions that have made Parkside one of Buffalo’s premier historic neighborhoods today.
Questions You’ll Have Answered as You Read:
- Where is Parkside’s mass virtually unmarked grave?
- How did a Parkside quest for riches turn to… naked women?!?
- Why did the FBI have Parkside staked out for most of a decade?
- You’ll also learn details on how America’s first jet plane was built in Parkside, and the scandal with Parkside roots that nearly brought down a Presidency.
135 historic photos, 172 pages.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Steve Cichon is an award winning journalist with WBEN Radio, where he’s been a news reporter and anchor since 2003, having worked in Buffalo radio and television since 1993. Steve and his wife Monica became Parkside home owners on Valentines Day 2000, and quickly fell in love with the neighborhood. They continue to renovate and restore their 1909 EB Green designed American Four Square, and will likely continue to do so into perpetuity.
Books available for purchase NOW online… and at the following locations:
- Talking Leaves Books (Main St. and Elmwood Ave. Locations)
- The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Shop
- The Darwin Martin House Gift Shop
- WNY Barnes & Noble Stores
- Borders WNY Locations
- Buy online at the Buffalo Stories Bookstore
Steve is available to talk about Parkside History. Please email Steve for details.