Swannie House WNY jmanphoto
Swannie House WNY jmanphoto
Swannie House WNY jmanphoto

Swannie House

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Photograph of The Swannie House corner of Ohio and Michigan streets in Buffalo NY 

About the Swannie House

The tavern, at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Ohio Street, has a vivid past. Records show James Swannie, sailor and saloonkeeper, operated next door since at least 1882. Noted author and Buffalo native Robert Dooley mentioned the tavern several times in his fictional accounts of life in the First Ward.
In 1983, Timothy and Marlene Wiles purchased the historic tavern. The building was in great need of restoration. The floors of the tavern were replaced with those from the old Plaza Suite Restaurant, a 1970s landmark atop the M & T Bank building.
During exterior rehabilitation, a new coating of paint threatened to obliterate a large painted sign from the waterfront's heyday advertising Kentucky whiskey. The firefighters aboard the fireboat Cotter, docked in a slip across Michigan Avenue, managed to convince the owners to restore the sign instead.
All Float Mounted Photographic Images are "Ready To Hang". They have been laminated to  protect the photographic image from moisture and dirt.The ultra-hard scratch resistant laminated surface is waterproof/weatherproof and can be cleaned easily – just avoid direct sunlight.I then float mount the image on a lightweight, yet rigid, expanded polyvinyl substrate which is excellent for mounting photographic images thus giving it a sturdy surface to hang on the wall. The substrate board is then attached to 2 pcs of wood extensions on the back enabling it to  “Float off the wall” it is hanging on. Floating artwork creates such a lovely effect that can enhance the overall beauty of the artwork and look great on any wall.

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