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The Buffalo Public Library in Lafayette Square Was SO PRETTY! [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

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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.

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