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Buffalo P.O.: 1910

Buffalo P.O.: 1910

Buffalo, New York, circa 1910. "Post Office, Ellicott Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Workin hard to get the shot

Looks like our cameraman had to work pretty hard to wedge that camera into the only available spot for the shot. I wonder if he couldn't or wouldn't get out onto that section of roof at lower right. Anybody who has tried to photograph high rise architecture knows it ain't easy a lot of the time.

And my goodness is there anything more handsome than neo Gothic masonry rendered in shades of gray?

Tallest building in Buffalo from 1901 to 1912

Designed by James Knox Taylor, it opened in 1901 and remained in use as the post office till 1963. Since 1981, it's been home to the city campus of Erie Community College.

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