2/5/2010. Photo by Charles B. Buffalo Central Terminal,
Broadway/Fillmore district or Polonia District of Buffalo. In use between
1929 to 1979. Designed by Fellheimer & Wagner for the New York Central
Railroad in the Art Deco style, 17 stories tall with many connected buildings
and facilities. The main concourse is 225 feet long, 66 feet wide, and 58.5 feet
tall, 63.5 feet at the domed ends and the terminal could could handle 3200
passengers per hour. It is now abandoned but owned by the non-profit
preservation group Central Terminal Restoration Corporation. There
are many photos and books about this station.
To see the Wikipedia entry on this go here -
Buffalo Central Terminal on Wikipedia
and to go to the restoration organization's website
click here. Other websites
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Also, find more using Google.
CharlesB writes "It was one grand old building! Now, all
the statuary has been removed, once elegant restrooms have been smashed. When
they clean it up for a special event, they have to bring in port-a-pottys. In
the last decade, as public awareness of its historical value grew, the cops have
kept a closer watch on it. Before then it was a derelict's dream come true." and
"I would have liked to have seen it during WW II when civilians and troops were
all on move. Heavens knows how many different train lines used it. Engines of
all different colors and logos. I think that the only other railway building in
New York State as opulent and busy was Grand Central."
are a couple excellent photos of the train terminal sent by a website visitor,
thanks Trisha W. as she passed by the area on an Amtrak train.
peruser writes "I remember years ago when this building was Neverett's
(spelling?) grocery store. In the back of the building and on a lower level on
the left was a laundromat. Across Main street from the store - to the left of
where the photographer was standing - was an IGA (later a funeral home). Across
the street and to the right of the photographer's position was a Presbyterian
Church (where my family went)and Vestry - now I think it's a senior residence
center, named in recognition and memory of the Pastor of that church."
writes "This was the home of Victor Murray, the brother of farm owner Doug
Murray, who was killed in an accident on the farm several years ago. Since his
death, nothing has been done with this house."