Fontana Boathouse

Email by E Steinebach on August 4, 2009
Categories Filed Under: NEWS, FONTANA BOATHOUSE

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Fontana Boathouse

Okay, I know by now, those of you following the posts about the AGG summer conference are wondering, when will we actually get there? It is close, but there are two more interesting places that are worth mentioning.

First, the Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse. This is a new construction of a design that was never built. Just a stones throw from the Peace Bridge, tucked behind a marina and next to the Rotary, this is another hidden jewel.

Rowing was a big part of Buffalo history and there still is a rowing team. The boathouse is beautiful and very functional. The owners contacted the Wright foundation and had the designs and a Wright expert handle all the details, right down to the marble and brass in the washrooms.

So a bit of architectural art on the water, open to the public and used by the rowing club. This further reinforces Buffalo's commitment to it's historical past and it's appreciation and value of Wright's work. It's pretty amazing when you think they could have built anything they wanted, probably for a lot less… And Michael and I heard rumor, that there is another group interested in reconstructing a FLW gas station.