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Category: elmwood

02/09/07 12:40 - 20ºF - ID#38087

Atwater House is gone

I have pictures but cannot upload them from my location. The Atwater House has/is demolished as we speak. The house is being torn down to makeway for the expansion of "the restaurant."
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Category: elmwood

02/08/07 02:56 - 19ºF - ID#38069

Good Bye History: The Atwater House

Well its time to say good bye. The Atwater House at 1089 Elmwood has lost the what I think will be the final battle.

The appeals court has said that the Atwater house is NOT in a historic area nor is the house itself historic and the judge ruled the city did not consider those circumstances when denying the demolition permit for a certain someone to expand their restaurant.

Now here is the interesting part.

1) The Atwater House was the first house built on that block on this end of Elmwood, as discovered by maps at the Erie County and Buffalo Historical Society on Elmwood and Nottingham Tr.

2) As reported by Wikinews The Atwater house, before it was the "Atwater house" was formaly known as the John C Hill Hotel, which was in operation during the Pan Am Exposition of 1901 (research done at the Historical Society), which also means that the owner of the house could easily make it into ie: bed and breakfast or something.

3) Recently, in the past few years, an old oil company was unearthed in an archaeological dig in the Erie Canal in Downtown Buffalo that was owned and operated by Edward Atwater who founded the first oil company in Buffalo and also was owner and live in resident of the Atwater house, also reported by Wikinews.

All this information has been ignored by the courts and in fact no one has bothered to even research this property as much as I have. I would not be surprised if no one has even researched the deed on the Atwater house. If Svarino stopped the hotel based on deds that said no businesses, hotels of "anykind whatsoever" then I wonder what the Atwater house deeds say??

In any event, it seems that the fight is over. But if you think a petition would help, someone has set up one on petition.com, which was there during 2003ish when the battle first begun, Sign it to save the Atwater house:

I am not sure who started it but it needs to be updated. Please sign it and spread the link as far as you can.
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Category: websites

02/01/07 03:47 - 28ºF - ID#37953

Hollywood Stock Exchange

I love this site. It really is neat . The Hollywood Stock Exchange allows you to trade stocks in movies and movie stars. Movies include newly announced, in production, past or present. It is all 100% free and no catch.

You sign up and get I think 1,000,000 hollywood bucks and you can start trading. It works like the real stock exchange except this is open 24/7 and is worldwide.

The creaters want to use the site as a future of predicitng good and or bad movies. Its hard to explain the dep details, but it is easy to use and play around with.

so go here:

Sign up and mention MY screenname on the site as the reference that got you to sign up: Jason20m1980 and I get money :)

Enjoy and tell me what you think :)
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