Bring out the brushes, the easels, your cameras or your sketch book. Tomorrow is the day we document Trico via an Art-In! Even if you don’t feel like painting or sketching.. come and hang. It’s always fun and we have a lot of great conversations. I may bring snacks too!
Saturday, 6/1/2013 – 9:30am – 1pm.
Here is the event link. SAVE TRICO. https://www.facebook.com/events/419560138143091/
Join us for on-site art-making at the historic Trico Plant #1. Artists of all skill level and media are welcome as are any interested observers and community members. To read more about this location, check out this article from Buffalo Spree, http://www.buffalospree.com/Buffalo-Spree/March-2012/Preservation-Ready-Trico-Plant-1/ or join the Save Trico FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/203056219787921/?fref=ts
This site is rich with Buffalo history and is a designated landmark on the National Register, however local preservationists are working hard to secure local landmark status to help ensure that it stays a part of our city’s urban fabric. Our industrial history is a key component to our regrowth, and it is vital to the visual language and character of our city.
The oldest building within the complex, originally the Christian Weyland Brewery cold storage building, was built in 1890. The facade of this building is still visible from the Ellicott St. side and is situated within the larger additions from the 1920s (and onward) afterit was acquired by Trico to manufacture windshield wipers. The complex grew to include excellent examples of the Daylight Factory style.
For those looking to portray Trico within the city, there are interesting views of downtown from this location as well.