Allentown: A Photographic Journey in the Heart of Buffalo, NY


A photographic journey through Allentown, the heart of Buffalo, New York. Beautiful black & white photographs by Bill Faught capture the essence of the neighborhood, accompanied by evocative narrative by illustrious neighbors. Feel the funky bohemian spirit that pervades these historic streets, and come to understand the sense of community that honors the past while embracing the future.

Contributors include:

  • Christopher Brown
  • John Carocci
  • Mark Goldman
  • Gretchan Grobe
  • Richard Haynes
  • Elizabeth Licata
  • Jonathan White

Softcover: 978-1-942483-28-1

Hardcover: 978-1-942483-29-8



About the contributors….

William Faught- Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus- Bill is a retired architect/urban planner who worked for the Navy, defeated Communism, saved the world, and then moved to Allentown for a better, art-infused life.

Mark Goldman- Streetscapes- Mark opened the Allen Street Hardware Cafe in 2004, providing the spark that helped ignite the rebirth of Allentown West. Historian, author, entrepreneur, and thinker, Mark contributes to  Buffalo every day.

Johnathan L. White- Allentown: Today- A preservation advocate, photographer and dedicated urbanist, Johnathan conceived the Allen West Festival to showcase local artists, has twice served as President of the Allentown Association, and currently serves on the board of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Richard Haynes- Nightlife- Dick has lived in Allentown for 40 years and has been active in the Allentown Association for most of that time. A retired Buffalo News journalist, he currently edits the Association’s newsletter.

John Carocci- Diversity- John is an art director, amateur photographer, and occasional performer who is drawn to the beauty of small, intimate places and moments.

Christopher N. Brown- Allentown: Yesterday- Allentown’s story teller, through published written words and guided tours. He is past president of the Allentown Association and current chairman of Kleinhans Music Hall.

Elizabeth Licata- Parks and Gardens- Editor of Buffalo Spree magazine and former president of the Allentown Association, Elizabeth helped put Allentown on Garden Walk Buffalo and promotes neighborhood beautification efforts. She blogs at

Gretchan Globe- Art- Princess of hospitality at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, painter of glass, rabid crazy gardener, Gretchan is also co-founder of the Allen West Festival, a past president of the Allentown Association, a member of the Buffalo Arts Commission, and a proud resident of Allentown.

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2 reviews for Allentown: A Photographic Journey in the Heart of Buffalo, NY

  1. Staff

    “William Faught has come up with a compelling list of shots in Allentown as the basis of this book titled after the historic neighborhood, Allentown: A Photographic Journey. With its stunning examples of Victorian architecture perched on one of Buffalo’s only high grounds just outside the rim of downtown, Faught’s many black-and-white images create a timeless illusion that speak even through the high-resolution prints from a high-end camera. As the book yields at many turns from the manmade to man itself, the times come alive. We see the way the Allentown Art Festival changes the streetscape, the way the Pride Parade enlivens it. Altogether a fun coffee table book for anyone who feels close to the neighborhood and historical Buffalo.” –The Public

  2. Staff

    “Our neighborhood is wonderfully depicted in the 126- page book “Allentown: A Photographic Journey in the Heart of Buffalo” by William Faught, published by Buffalo Heritage Press.
    The photos are realistic but evocative, not stark and obvious.” –The Allentown Neighbor

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