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Buffalo Savings Bank

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Photo credit: Joe Sparacio via The Times, Publications of Buffalo Historical, Wikipedia

Location

545 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Now part of an entire city block parcel known as 575 Main
Google Bird's Eye View
Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.46-3-1.111
Erie County Property Info
County Tax Map (loads GIS page)
City of Buffalo Parcel Viewer

Next to: 559 Main Street and 540 Washington Street
Across from: W.T. Grant's Department Store, DE Morgan Building, 11 Genesee Street, 9 Genesee Street, 5-7 Genesee Street, 537 Main Street, and Electric Tower

Owner

MANUFACTURERS & TRADERS TRUST COMPANY per City of Buffalo Property Information
Search NYS Corporation Database for M&T BANK

Physical Description

Beaux Arts Classicism bank building, on a corner parcel

Current Condition

The building is intact and serves as an M&T Bank branch

History

  • 1846 - Buffalo Savings Bank (later Goldome) was chartered
  • 1899 - Construction began at this location at a cost of $300,000. Designed by Green & Wicks.
  • May 1901 - The Buffalo Savings Bank building opens
  • 1982 - An addition to the north side, now called M & T Center, was added.
  • 1991 - The Buffalo Savings Bank company became insolvent and was dissolved.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Buffalo Local Landmark
  • The gold-leafed dome measures 23 feet tall and 56 feet in diameter. It is covered with 13,500 terra-cotta tiles. The tiles originally were overlaid with copper. The tiles have been gilded three times. The 1979 restoration required 140,000 paper-thin sheets of 23.75-carat gold leaf at a cost $500,000 (more than the initial cost of the building).' Wikipedia
  • 2010 - The bank was used in the filming of Henry's Crime, a movie with Keanu Reeves in which the bank is robbed.

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Added 2013-09-04 • Last changed 2016-12-20