JULY | 2019
MANAGEMENT, HOSPITALITY & SECURITY
ALL UNDER ONE ROOF

With 1.3 million square feet, 12 contiguous buildings with nearly 32 acres under one roof, the Larkin Center of Commerce is Western New York's largest mixed-use facility. Our nearly 100 tenants under one roof occupy office, retail, manufacturing and warehouse space in Buffalo's thriving commercial, cultural and historic Larkin District. Make your business part of Buffalo's new diverse and innovative business community. With on-site facility management, 24/7 security, ample parking for employees and visitors, a creative design team and premiere tenant services, The Larkin Center of Commerce provides an environment that's ready to grow with you no matter your size.
LARKIN HISTORY FROM THE DESK OF SHARON OSGOOD
FRANCES HUBBARD LARKIN: EVERYONE CALLED HER 'FRANK'

His hand trembling and heart pounding, the handsome, slender young man wrote a note to the young lady he scarcely knew but who had overpowered his ability to concentrate on any thing other than HER. Having visited with her but a few times and always in the company of her family members, this day, Nov. 5, 1873 he was summoning all his courage to invite her, not to some night club or dance hall, but to a prayer meeting. He addressed the note to "Miss Audacious Stunner" and signed it "Your Obedient Servant Adolphus GreenPickle." She accepted!
 
With all the courage he could summon, John D. Larkin, then age 28 - and probably having fervently prayed throughout the church service - proposed marriage to  Frances (known by all as 'Frank') the next day. When Frank apparently responded with giggles and avoided committing herself, John wrote the first of a series of letters to Frank apologizing for his awkwardness, for being perhaps too businessman-like, too matter-of-fact. He confessed that he knew he must have sounded too unromantic and practical. Reminding Frank of the their spending time together the previous summer at her family's home a few hours away from John's home which he shared with Frank's cousin, Justus Weller, and his family in Chicago, he wrote, " I found that there was a oneness of Feeling and Thought that I had never experienced before with anyone." Continue Reading

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THE LARKIN GALLERY - BEHIND THE GLASS
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON CHINA SERVICE

John Larkin founded Buffalo Pottery in 1901 to supply the Larkin Company with premiums for customer orders.


In the late 1920's, Larkin adjusted the Buffalo Pottery focus to manufacturing custom institutional, restaurant, railroad, steamship and hotel ware. As displayed here, the company produced service lines for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway and Chessie Cat services.

















Their objective was to reproduce the graceful, colonial service which adorned the hospitable tables of the gentlemen of George Washington's day and generation, which still would serve the necessities of the modern mode of life.

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

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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; Suzanne & Douglas Newman, David & Ellen Moomaw, Paulette Schwanekamp and Cherie Hepp.

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