Buffalo is a city full of great architecture. I’ve taken thousands of pictures in recent years of downtown and the waterfront, striking vistas, industrial ruins, stately mansions, beautiful churches, working class neighborhoods and everything in between. Most of us are familiar with our architectural landmarks, but do we really pay attention to the detail found on the buildings we oftentimes take for granted? It’s the mosaic of the good, the bad and the ugly that make up Buffalo’s cityscape.
The Beaux Arts, Green & Wicks designed structure was completed in 1901. Originally built by Buffalo Savings Bank, it is now owned by M&T Bank. The building’s signature feature is its gold-leafed dome. It is 23 feet tall and 56 feet in diameter. Interior paintings were not completed until 1925.