The centerpiece of the Buffalo park system was Delaware Park, which was originally known simply as “The Park”. This postcard is from my collection documenting the design of this bridge as that of Green & Wicks Architects, written and signed bt W.S.W – William Sydney Wicks to his daughter Ruth (my Grandmother), Rubble Manor, the summer home in Barneveld, New York in August, 1908.
Here is an entry from the visitBuffaloNiagara website:
William Sydney Wicks House
124 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 12412
This imposing half-timber dwelling was the home of William Sydney Wicks (1854-1919), partner of Edward B. Green (1855-1950) in the firm of Green and Wicks, Buffalo’s foremost architectural office at the turn of the century. The firm was in business from 1880-1917 when Wicks retired. Wicks, who was born in Oneida Country in central New York in 1854, trained at MIT and Cornell, where he later designed several campus buildings. In 1881 he went into partnership with Green at Auburn, New York; two years later they both moved to Buffalo, where the firm endured until 1917 when Wicks retired.
Wicks served as Park Commissioner from 1897 to 1900 and did much to promote the Parkside community, where he lived for thirty years.
Somehow, it stands to reason that Wicks’ investment in this community combined with the fact that he was partner to E.B. Green of Green & Wicks, that the work credited to Green only is in error.
Green & Wicks were partners and worked together as a team, the work that was produced by the firm should be credited to the firm not one individual.
Is there a documented resource indicating otherwise? I am curious.
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