Group plans to create murals to remind Buffalo of its past

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Friends of the Buffalo plan to create a series of public art murals to captivate attention and tell a story.

The photographic murals will be installed onto buildings along the East Ferry corridor. The project is funded by a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Project Director, Marissa Lehner tells News 4, it is important to showcase the images to help identify the city. They hope to represent past generations and show how Buffalo has evolved.

The photographs were found in the archives of the Buffalo History Museum. Many taken by photographer William Westhphal, during the 1920s.

With no information offered to

go with the photographs, Friends of the Buffalo are encouraging Buffalo residents to offer their thoughts and captions for the photos. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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