Aerial view of downtown Buffalo, 1968. The tall
building at left is the HSBC building (then called the Marine Midland
The parking lot visible beside it is the future site of Buffalo's baseball stadium, Dunn Tire Park.
The venerable arena faces its last days as a prominent piece of downtown Buffalo.
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.