In 1843, Irish immigrant William A. Carland came to Buffalo from Boston to establish a factory for the manufacture of ready-made men's clothing.
Future site of the current Convention Center is the block in center of photo.
Taken in the 1940's, this image shows a large square building occupying the location.
The Erie County Savings Bank at Shelton Square was perhaps the primary valve in the heart of downtown Buffalo.
The year is 1895. The scene of the crime is the city block bordered by Swan, Main, South Division and Washington Streets.