Elmwood Avenue Complex


Elmwood Avenue Complex


The Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company (later Curtiss-Wright Corporation) was based in Hammondsport and Bath, NY until the rise in military orders required the expansion of manufacturing operations into the city of Buffalo, along with its headquarters. By the start of World War I, the company was the preeminent manufacturer of airplanes in the United States, with three factories in Buffalo and 18,000 employees.

This photo album documents the building of the Elmwood Avenue Complex in Buffalo, NY. The photographs are dated from 8-18-1917 to 10-2-1917.
Photographs belong to the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Permission to digitize and display granted to the B&ECPL for the Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I Exhibit.

Additional information about the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum can be found at: https://www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org


Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Company


Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (Publisher of digital)


Digital image copyright 2017 by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. Images in this collection are not to be used for any commercial purposes without the expressed written permission of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. Users of this website are free to utilize material from this collection for non-commercial and educational purposes.


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