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Buffalo, New York




The New York Times once declared Buffalo as one of the top cities in the United States for architecture. The city is filled with architectural history and home of many magnificent buildings constructed from the late 19th to early 20th century, many designed by America’s famous architects. Today there about 80 locations in Buffalo that are noted for their architectural history and have been included in the National Register of Historic Places. These include several neighborhoods in Buffalo that have been declared as historic districts.

Allentown Historic District, Buffalo (New York State)

Allentown Historic District by Andre Carrotflower

The 13-story Prudential Building (formerly the Guaranty Building) was constructed in 1895 and once the tallest building in Buffalo. The building, designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, was one of the first steel-supported curtain-walled buildings in the world. Another architectural landmark is the Buffalo Central Terminal, designed by Alfred T. Fellheimer and Steward Wagner in the Art Deco architecture. The 17-story Buffalo City Hall is another example of Art Deco architecture and was once the main railroad station in Buffalo from 1929 to 1979.
Prudential Building, Buffalo (New York State)

Prudential Building by Dacoslett

Albright-Knox Art Gallery is a world-renowned art museum housed in a grand building designed by Edward Brodhead Green. The architecture of the gallery is inspired in the design of an ancient Greek temple. The H. H. Richardson Complex (originally the New York State Asylum for the Insane) is Romanesque in architecture and designed by prominent architect Henry Hobson Richardson, while the grounds were designed by Olmsted. The building is currently in a state of disrepair but New York State has allocated funds to restore this historical architecture.
H.H. Richardson Complex, Buffalo (New York State)

H.H. Richardson Complex by Shinerunner

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