Heritage Architecture of Buffalo, NY Photos

Buffalo was once the gateway to settlement around the American Great Lakes & also thrived on the electricity produced at nearby Niagara Falls. Buffalo's consequent wealth is reflected in its heritage buildings, many by famous architects.

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William McKinley Memorial in front of Buffalo City Hall. Buffalo, NY.Niagara Mohawk Building represents the Pharos lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt & was inspired by buildings at the 1901 Pan Am Exhibition. Buffalo, NY.Niagara Mohawk Building & Spanish American War Monument. Buffalo, NY.Main Street Transit Mall with streetcar against Liberty Building with twin Statues of Liberty. Buffalo, NY.
William McKinley Memorial (1907) in front of Buffalo City Hall. Buffalo, NY. Architect: John Merven Carrère & Thomas Hasting. Niagara Mohawk (former General Electric) Building (1912) (13 floors) (535 Washington St.) represents the Pharos lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt & was inspired by buildings at the 1901 Pan Am Exhibition. Buffalo, NY. Architect: Esenwein & Johnson.Niagara Mohawk Building & Spanish American War Monument. Buffalo, NY.Main Street Transit Mall with streetcar against Liberty Building with twin Statues of Liberty. Buffalo, NY.
Liberty Building twin miniatures of Statue of Liberty by Leo Lentelli atop step pyramids. Buffalo, NY.Statue of Liberty atop Liberty Building. Buffalo, NY.Facade details of Liberty Building. Buffalo, NY.Erie County Hall 76m 249ft where President William McKinley lay in state. Buffalo, NY.
Liberty Building twin miniatures of Statue of Liberty by Leo Lentelli atop step pyramids (1925) (23 floors) (Franklin at Court St.). Buffalo, NY. Architect: Alfred C. Bossom.Statue of Liberty atop Liberty Building. Buffalo, NY.Facade details of Liberty Building. Buffalo, NY.Erie County Hall (1876) (Franklin St.) 76m 249ft where President William McKinley lay in state. Buffalo, NY. Style: Victorian Romanesque. Architect: Andrew Jackson Warner. On National Register.
Erie County Hall tower. Buffalo, NY.Erie County Hall tower spire. Buffalo, NY.Erie County Hall tower clock detail. Buffalo, NY.Gothic-style skyscraper. Buffalo, NY.
Erie County Hall tower. Buffalo, NY.Erie County Hall tower spire. Buffalo, NY.Erie County Hall tower clock detail. Buffalo, NY.Gothic-style skyscraper (1913) (now Verizon) (65 Franklin at Church). Buffalo, NY.
Guaranty / Prudential Building. Buffalo, NY.Dun Building was cities first highrise. Dun later joined with Bradstreet. Buffalo, NY.Ellicott Square Building. Buffalo, NY.Ellicott Square was largest office building in the world when built. Buffalo, NY.
Guaranty / Prudential Building (1895) (28 Church St.) (13 floors). Buffalo, NY. Style: Sullivanesque. Architect: Dankmar Adler & Louis Sullivan. On National Register. Dun Building (1893) (100 Pearl St.) was cities first highrise. Dun later joined with Bradstreet. Buffalo, NY. Style: Renaissance Revival. Architect: E.B. Green & W.S. Wicks.Ellicott Square Building (1895) (295 Main St.). Buffalo, NY. Style: French Renaissance. Architect: Charles B. Atwood of D.H. Burnham & Company.Ellicott Square was largest office building in the world when built. Buffalo, NY.
Angel & fluted columns flank portal of Ellicott Square. Buffalo, NY.Civil War or Soldiers & Sailors Monument in Lafayette Square. Buffalo, NY.Sculpted soldier & frieze by Caspar Buberl on Civil War Monument. Buffalo, NY.Market Arcade has sculpted buffalo head over both entrances. Buffalo, NY.
Angel & fluted columns flank portal of Ellicott Square. Buffalo, NY.Civil War or Soldiers & Sailors Monument (1884) in Lafayette Square. Buffalo, NY. Architect: George Keller.Sculpted soldier & frieze by Caspar Buberl on Civil War Monument. Buffalo, NY.Market Arcade (1892) (617-619 Main St.) has sculpted buffalo head over both entrances. Buffalo, NY. Style: Italian Renaissance. Architect: E.B. Green & W.S. Wicks.
Sculpted buffalo head over entrance to Market Arcade. Buffalo, NY.Sculpted buffalo head over entrance to Market Arcade. Buffalo, NY.Buffalo Savings Bank / M&T Bank. Buffalo, NY.Painted dome interior of Buffalo Savings Bank. Buffalo, NY.
Sculpted buffalo head over entrance to Market Arcade. Buffalo, NY.Sculpted buffalo head over entrance to Market Arcade. Buffalo, NY.Buffalo Savings Bank / M&T Bank (1901) (545 Main St.). Buffalo, NY. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: E.B. Green & W.S. Wicks.Painted dome interior of Buffalo Savings Bank. Buffalo, NY.
Gold painted details in Buffalo Savings Bank. Buffalo, NY.Shea's Buffalo Center for the Performing Arts. Buffalo, NY.Calumet Building. Buffalo, NY.Calumet Building bay windows. Buffalo, NY.
Gold painted details in Buffalo Savings Bank. Buffalo, NY.Shea's Buffalo Center for the Performing Arts (646 Main St.). Buffalo, NY. Architect: Cornelius Rapp & George Rapp.Calumet Building (1906) (46-48 Chippewa St.). Buffalo, NY. Architect: Esenwein & Johnson.Calumet Building bay windows. Buffalo, NY.
Calumet Building tile sign. Buffalo, NY.Calumet Building jazz mural. Buffalo, NY.Ansonia Building with tree design in green tiles. Buffalo, NY.Reliefs of sterotyper & pressman on former newspaper Courier Express Building. Buffalo, NY.
Calumet Building tile sign. Buffalo, NY.Calumet Building jazz mural. Buffalo, NY.Ansonia Building (1921) (712-726 Main St.) with tree design in green tiles. Buffalo, NY. Style: Art Nouveau. Architect: Esenwein & Johnson.Reliefs of sterotyper & pressman on former newspaper Courier Express Building. Buffalo, NY.
Reliefs of editor & linotyper on former newspaper Courier Express Building. Buffalo, NY.Freedom of Speech tile on Courier Express Building. Buffalo, NY.Buffalo reliefs on entrance of HSBC Arena. Buffalo, NY.The Mansion at 414 Delaware Ave. now a hotel but built as a residence for Charles F. Sternberg. Buffalo, NY.
Reliefs of editor & linotyper on former newspaper Courier Express Building. Buffalo, NY.Freedom of Speech tile on Courier Express Building (1930) (795 Main St.). Buffalo, NY. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Monks & Johnson + D.A. Gantaume.Buffalo reliefs on entrance of HSBC Arena. Buffalo, NY.The Mansion at 414 Delaware Ave. (1869) now a hotel but built as a residence for Charles F. Sternberg. Buffalo, NY. Style: Second Empire. Architect: George Allison.
Mansard roof & Second Empire-style details of The Mansion on Delaware. Buffalo, NY.Entrance of The Mansion on Delaware. Buffalo, NY.Winged lion outside The Mansion on Delaware. Buffalo, NY.Foyer fireplace in The Mansion on Delaware. Buffalo, NY.
Mansard roof & Second Empire-style details of The Mansion on Delaware. Buffalo, NY.Entrance of The Mansion on Delaware. Buffalo, NY.Winged lion outside The Mansion on Delaware. Buffalo, NY.Foyer fireplace in The Mansion on Delaware. Buffalo, NY.
Interior sliding pocket doors of The Mansion on Delaware. Buffalo, NY.Stephen M. Clement House now Red Cross Building on millionaires row. Buffalo, NY.Knox House on millionaires row. Buffalo, NY.Forman-Cabana House on millionaires row. Buffalo, NY.
Interior sliding pocket doors of The Mansion on Delaware. Buffalo, NY.Stephen M. Clement House (1914) (786 Delaware Ave.) now Red Cross Building on millionaires row. Buffalo, NY. Style: Tudor Revival. Architect: E.B. Green & W.S. Wicks.Knox House (800 Delaware Ave.) on millionaires row. Buffalo, NY.Forman-Cabana House (824 Delaware Ave.) on millionaires row. Buffalo, NY. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: E.B. Green & W.S. Wicks.
Richmond-Lockwood House on millionaires row. Buffalo, NY.Campanile Apartments. Buffalo, NY.Temple Beth Zion where encircling walls represent ten commandments. Buffalo, NY.
Richmond-Lockwood House (1888) (844 Delaware Ave.) on millionaires row. Buffalo, NY. Architect: Marling & Burdett.Campanile Apartments (1929) (925 Delaware & Bryant). Buffalo, NY. Style: Italian Renaissance Revival. Architect: B. Frank Kelly.Temple Beth Zion (1967) (599 Delaware Ave.) where encircling walls represent ten commandments. Buffalo, NY. Architect: Max Abramowitz.

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