Voices of Niagara: Jeff Morrow, The Book Corner

“My name is Jeff Morrow, I own The Book Corner here on Main Street in Niagara Falls. Our family came into the Falls in the ‘60s and bought this store, the Book Corner, so I grew up locally, living in Hyde Park first, and then moving to Lewiston.  My earlier childhood memories are of spending … Continue reading Voices of Niagara: Jeff Morrow, The Book Corner

Voices of Niagara: Lou Paonessa, Robert Moses Niagara Power Project

We interviewed Lou Paonessa about the history of hydro-electric power at Niagara Falls and the Robert Moses Niagara Power Project, New York State's biggest energy producer.   "My name is Lou Paonessa, I work in community relations at the New York Power Authority. We like to say that this is the birthplace of hydro-electricity here at … Continue reading Voices of Niagara: Lou Paonessa, Robert Moses Niagara Power Project

Niagara Falls, 1855

This painting by Regis of Niagara Falls, now in the High Museum in Atlanta, provided the inspiration for our visit to the falls and will be the starting point for Alan's creative response to this location.  It is a delicately coloured summertime view of the falls with little sign of human intervention aside from the … Continue reading Niagara Falls, 1855

Sacred Places

Of the five places that we have decided to visit for Human Accumulations, four are to some extent protected by conservation laws.  The immediate area around Niagara Falls on the American side is a State Park, founded in 1885, deemed to be the oldest in the USA. Part of the White Mountain region was designated … Continue reading Sacred Places

“Human Accumulations”

Our project takes its title from a quotation from H. G. Wells, the renowned English writer.  When the father of science fiction visited Niagara Falls, foremost symbol of the New World’s limitless potential, he commented, “the real interest of Niagara Falls for me was not in the waterfall but the human accumulations about it for … Continue reading “Human Accumulations”