Finding those old photos reminded me of another cache of vintage Buffalo pictures I had yet to upload. I have organized over 300 photos of Buffalo from the same time period, which can be viewed here. They come courtesy of the City Hall archives. I’d imagine someone from the planning department was assigned to document various buildings throughout the city after and during the urban renewal era. You’ll notice there are a bunch of photos of downtown buildings long since gone and/or replaced with new structures.
Many of the buildings between both albums have been saved and repurposed for a new life. Unfortunately, a lot of them have disappeared. It’s always nice to remember how far we have come in recent years and the good work of early preservationists who recognized the importance of our unique and beautiful built environment.