Western New York Heritage

Waterfront - 1967

The 12-story Dante Place public housing development (center), now called the Marine Drive Apartments, was completed in 1952. The tall office building, right center, is the old Marine Midland Bank building; Memorial Auditorium looms behind the Skyway (1955) at right.

Construction of the Erie Basin Marina, spanning the left waterfront visible above, would be completed in 1974. The Buffalo Naval and Servicemen's Park (now the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park) would open in 1979, occupying the waterfront space adjacent to the Skyway at right.