Category Archives: Buffalo

Demolished! Deaconess Hospital, Buffalo, NY

This blog features only a tiny fraction of everyday mid-century architecture. And much of this type of design is never documented by anyone. So it unfortunately makes sense that a large percentage of this type of building is demolished with … Continue reading

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Buffalo News Building, Buffalo, NY

Although the Buffalo News Building was built by acclaimed modern architect Edward Durell Stone, it is a later (1973) and lesser-known work. The building exhibits a strong horizontality like many of Stone’s other buildings. However, one difference is that this … Continue reading


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Demolished! Summer 2012

As this blog has grown, the likelihood of some of these sites being demolished has increased due simply to the larger number of beings being featured. Sometimes I receive emails with updates about buildings that are no longer there or … Continue reading

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Merchants Mutual Insurance Company, Buffalo, NY

The Merchants Mutual Insurance Company headquarters is located at 250 Main Street in downtown Buffalo. It was built in 1964 by architects James, Meadows & Howard, which originally began as the famed Victorian-era Green & Wicks firm and morphed into … Continue reading

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Clauss & Company, Buffalo, NY

E. T. Clauss & Company is an insurance company in Western New York. Their main office is here at 735 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. The building was constructed in 1950 and remains in good condition including the brick facade, marble … Continue reading

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36 Church Street, Buffalo, NY

This most unassuming, diminutive office building is wedged in between Louis Sullivan’s landmark Guaranty Building on one side and an early 20th-century Gothic-style skyscraper on the other side. It dates from 1965  and currently houses a law firm.

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