AUGUST | 2019
OFFICES TAILORED & DEVELOPED FOR YOU 

The roaring success of the Larkin District brings a plethora of opportunity to you, the prospective tenant. The Larkin Center of Commerce offers office space in Class A and B finishes. There are short- and long-term leasing options available at competitive rates and an attentive property management team available on-site. 

Larkin Center Offices

Each space is carefully created to suit your business's unique needs. The experienced team of design, construction and leasing professionals identify the ideal location and specific space for your business with several different options available. Our project management team collaborates on the development of a floor plan and assessment of the costs associated with the build-out. You're in good hands with an on-site owner, property management team and 24/7 building security.

LARKIN HISTORY FROM THE DESK OF SHARON OSGOOD
SCHOOL DAYS AT LARKIN CO.

It's August, and no matter how old we are; no matter how long it has been since we last attended school, we still get those twinges of anxiety, regret, anticipation. So it is with the return of those feelings that my thoughts turned to the Larkin Co. and its commitment to promoting education for its employees.
 
I have, in a past article, referred to the subject of education as one of many Larkin employee benefits. This month it is my intent to focus on education as a major    commitment of LCo to its employees. John Larkin, Sr. (JDL) was deeply dedicated to the concept of education, together with reading, as being very important to everybody, but inaccessible often to those who would benefit from those activities the most.
 
A Canisius College professor, Howard Stanger, published a research          paper in 2003 entitled "Ourselves: Welfare Capitalism in the Larkin Co., 1905-1939" which he presented at proceedings of the Industrial Research Assn. He probably found, as I do, that records of the employees, payrolls, cost of benefits and other such detail, have largely disappeared, probably into dumpsters. What   few records exist are accessible in the archives of both the Buffalo History Museum and the Buffalo Public Library.
 
Stanger described in his paper, the workforce at LCo as of March, 1907.     At that time, LCo employed 980 office workers and 1242 factory workers. By   1919 those numbers had grown to about 1275 office workers and 2225 factory employees. He states that 64% of the total work force were young and single women. They were, Stanger says, citing LCo executive, Darwin Martin as a source, the target of many of the benefits offered. Continue Reading.

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THE LARKIN GALLERY - BEHIND THE GLASS
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LARKIN BUILDINGS

In 2015, we were lucky enough to secure the services of world renowned photographer, Joe Cascio. He was given free reign to capture the Larkin Center as he saw it.


During a time that the Larkin Center was seeing rapid improvements, Cascio focused on the undeveloped, historic, behind closed doors version of the 100+ year old structure. Some of our favorites were captured in the I Building which served as the powerhouse for the entire Larkin District at one time. The ancient equipment captured easily allows viewers minds to wander, trying to document the days Larkin Co employees manned the facility.


Joe has spent the last 30+ years pushing the button creating identities and memories for his clients. From what might seem like the normal daily grind, to the most extraordinary of opportunities, he's been there.
Consider this, in one 48 hour period, he started in the mud pit on a cold, wet construction site and then found himself sitting in the Commander's seat on the Space Shuttle Atlantis, with the Stanley Cup!  I think that covers most of the bases.  He knows how fortunate he is, and we know how fortunate we are to have his Larkin collection on display in our first floor gallery corridor


The Larkin Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8a to 6p. 
Private and group tours with their docents are available upon request.

Larkin Gallery
716.856.0810
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR


Believe it or not, it's that time of year to start booking your holiday parties, year end meetings and simply celebrating family, friends and co-workers.  Eckl's@Larkin is prepared to offer you an unforgettable experience for you and you guests; up to 400 of them!


The creative kitchen staff has a knack for artfully executing the standard menu options, as well as meticulously developing unique offerings specific to your themed event. 






















Private dining rooms offer seating for 10-20 guests, the new banquet center can accomodate a sit down dinner for up to 115 guests and the Event Center@Larkin seats 300+ for your event of the year!











Review the extensive banquet and catering menus at www.eckls.com and contact Amy LaFond, 331.3242 to schedule your event today.
WE WELCOME YOU TO SUPPORT 
THE LARKIN GALLERY

Solidify your name in history with the FLW designed 
Larkin Administration Building.


Donate to the Larkin Gallery by purchasing a commemorative 'brick' to be placed on the phantom pier, constructed by the Larkin Center of Commerce, commemorating the Larkin Administration Building. The cost of each brick is a $50 donation to the Larkin Gallery. Funds will provide for upkeep of existing items and allow for the acquisition of additional gallery items.

Thank you to our latest donors; Ann and Dennis Bischof, Alan Freeman and Kenneth Mandrake.

Send donation forms to stempeny@larkincenter.com
UNYTS BLOOD DRIVE
Wednesday, September 4th
701 Seneca Street Lobby

PAWS IN THE PARK
Saturday, September 28th
Beaver Island State Park

FOOD TRUCK TUESDAYS
Tuesdays, June 4th - October 1st
Larkin Square

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