The Buffalo Public Library in Lafayette Square Was SO PRETTY! [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]
Every day as I walk to and from my car, I pass the Buffalo Public Library’s Central Branch, which is just across Lafayette Square from our dumpy little studio. It’s clear from the old photo of the Square above that a very pretty, old building used to be where the library stands now — but what was it?
It, too, was the Buffalo Public Library! Yup, that castle-looking thing is the Cyrus Eidlitz Buffalo Public Library, built in 1887. Gorgeous, right? Sadly, the building was demolished in the early ’60s to make way for the current BPL.