Buffalo Savings Bank
|Buffalo Savings Bank|
Buffalo Savings Bank, in Buffalo, NY
|Location||545 Main Street, (1 Fountain Plaza), Buffalo, NY, USA|
|Cost||US$ 300 thousand
($85 million in 2014 dollars)
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Green & Wicks|
The Buffalo Savings Bank building opened in May 1901. The building's signature feature is the gold-leafed dome, which measures 23 feet tall and 56 feet in diameter. It is covered with 13,500 terra-cotta tiles. The tiles originally were overlaid with copper, which took on a greenish hue. The tiles have been gilded three times. The last restoration required 140,000 paper-thin sheets of 23.75-carat gold leaf at a cost $500,000 (more than the initial cost of the building). The building contains a 9-foot (2.7 m) clock above the main columned entrance. In 1982, the original bank building received a larger linked addition on the north side called M & T Center (not to be confused with One M&T Plaza). In 1991, the Buffalo Savings Bank company became insolvent and was dissolved. The building currently serves as a branch of M&T Bank and has been designated a City of Buffalo Landmark.
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