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.
The home of pioneer Buffalo photographer was located at Chippewa and Franklin.
At the edge of Niagara Square, bounded by Court and Franklin Streets, early Buffalo resident General David Burt built this mansion. In 1851 his family sold the property to the City of Buffalo for use as a school.
The block bounded by Ellicott, Broadway, Clinton, and Oak Streets has a long history of important civic buildings.