Stephanie Barber, president of the Hamlin Park Taxpayers & Community Association, hands the keys to Lyth Cottage over to Matthew Newton.
Matthew Newton first laid eyes on his dream house while browsing a list of buildings that the city government of Buffalo, NY was selling for $1.
Lyth Cottage was in grave disrepair, but Newton was able to look past the boarded-up windows and broken front steps to the structure’s former glory, when it served as a home for the servants of a terra cotta tile maven, Alfred Lyth, in the late 1800s.
“This was obviously a unique house, far different from all of the other ones,” Newton says. “I didn’t know where it was located really, and then I just decided I had to have it right away.”... Read More →
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Katherine Flynn is an assistant editor at Preservation magazine. She enjoys coffee, record stores and uncovering the stories behind historic places. Follow her on Twitter at @kateallthetime.