Monthly Archives: November 2011

Health Science Building, D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY

As the last building of D’Youville College to be featured here, the Health Science Building follows the International Style-design set by Madonna Hall. It was built in 1967 and I assume it was also designed by Foit and Baschangel, as … Continue reading

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Madonna Hall, D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY

Madonna Hall (334 Porter Street) is another modern structure on the D’Youville campus, albeit ten years earlier (1958-59) then the College Center across Porter Street. It was built (originally as a dormitory) by the same architecture firm, Foit and Baschnagel. … Continue reading

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D’Youville College Center, Buffalo, NY

D’Youville College is a small Roman Catholic school in Buffalo. The campus has several mid century buildings, including the College Center at the corner of Fargo and Porter Avenues. Foit, Baschnagel, Marahan and Albert Architects and Engineers built the structure … Continue reading

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Rosa Coplon Jewish Home and Infirmary, Buffalo, NY

On Symphony Circle in Buffalo sits this slightly bland mid-century senior home, originally called the Rosa Coplon Jewish Home and Infirmary and most recently called Grace Manor. Other significant landmarks on the Olmsted and Vaux-designed circle include the Saarinens’ Kleinhams … Continue reading

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WGR TV 2 Broadcast Facilities, Buffalo, NY

Located at 259 Delaware Avenue is this television station complex. It was designed by architects Hess and Gorey and dates from 1969-1972. The first picture is of the entrance plaza, which places the entrance perpendicular to the street. The plaza … Continue reading

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633 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY

This small, inconspicuous building is a former bank, most recently a Bank of America, but there is older shadows of lettering for a National Bank above the entrance. It was built in 1960 with a  drive-in window through the side … Continue reading

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135 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY

This multipurpose office building is at a prominent intersection just off Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. The building was built in 1961. In addition to the straightforward rectilinear glass, metal and masonry framework, there is also a rear addition clad … Continue reading

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National Gypsum Company Building, Buffalo, NY

This building at 325 Delaware Avenue was completed in 1941, with additions in 1953 and 1960. The cornerstone identifies the architects as Backus, Crane & Love and the builders as George W. Walker Inc. It is unclear if the National … Continue reading

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Mansperger Chapel and Bell Tower of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Buffalo, NY

This simple one-story chapel fronted by a striking metal bell tower is a more recent addition to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church‘s Gothic Revival style main church building from the early 20th-century. The chapel was built in 1958. Photographs of … Continue reading

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