Leroy Buffington skyscraper

Regular price $15.00

Minneapolis native Leroy S. Buffington was awarded a patent in 1888 for iron-building construction. Because of this patent, Buffington claimed to be the father of the skyscraper. The patents reads, in part: 'My invention relates to fire-proof buildings composed chiefly of iron; and the objects of the invention are mainly, first, the construction of an iron building in a manner that will practically obviate undue expansion and contraction during the extremes of heat and cold; second, a novel construction and arrangement of the main structure and of the stairs and elevator shafts, whereby there is attained the necessary strength and stability, together with compactness and the utilization of the space to the best advantage; and third, an improved plan of floors, and means of bracing the iron beams in fire-proof floors in such structure.'

Mould-made 100% cotton rag, acid-free archival papers and heavyweight Exhibition Gallery Canvas. Sizes are in inches.

All prints come with a margin:

  • 8.5x11 & 11x17 prints: .50" margins
  • 19x13 prints: 1" margins
  • 22x17 prints: 1.5" margins
  • 30x24 & 47x34 prints: 2" margins

If an image's dimensions don't match the paper's dimensions there is a wider margin on the narrowest side. The long edge on prints 47x34 and larger will vary depending on the dimensions of the photo and may be longer than the size listed.

Custom Frames
We work with Simply Framed to offer high-quality custom frames made in the USA. Allow an additional 2-3 weeks for delivery. Frames come in black or brown wooden finish and include UV-shielding plexiglass, acid-free 4-ply light cream colored mats with beveled edges, archival acid-free foam core backing, protective paperback finish, wall bumpers, hanging hardware + nails, hanging and care instructions. Frames arrive gift-wrapped in kraft paper.
All framed sales are final.