E. B. Green: Buffalo's Architect, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, February 8 to April 6, 1997
Exhibition consultant Davis Bruce
Catalogue essay by Catherine Faust and introduction by Austin Fox.
Edward Brodhead Green, Sr. (1855-1950) was one of the leading architects in the Buffalo area during the early 20th century. Green's ability to adapt and combine diverse architectural styles freely gave his structures distinction, and significantly impacted the look and character of the City of Buffalo. Green's architectural firm was founded as Green & Wicks in 1884, and dissolved in 1973 as James, Meadows and Howard. Its existence spanned a period of 89 years and contributed an array of progressive structures in Buffalo. The exhibition explored Green's eclectic mix of architectural influences, including Romanesque, Beaux-Arts, Greek Classical, Colonial Revival, and International styles.
Green's pluralistic mining of architectural gestures to match the needs of the client and the building's site were unique to the time. His domestic work includes a series of Delaware Avenue area mansions; examples of his civic buildings include structures at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition and the Albright Art Gallery; and his commercial work is epitomized in the Buffalo Savings Bank and the Market Arcade.
Sponsored by the Architecture, Planning, and Design Program of the New York State Council on the Arts; Furthermore, the J. M. Kaplan Fund Publication Program; Louis P. Ciminelli Company, Inc.; the Seymour H. Knox Foundation, and AIA Buffalo/WNY, a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
A smaller version traveled to the rotunda of M&T Bank, Buffalo, New York from August 27 through November 23, 1998.