Edward A. Rath County Office Building

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Edward A. Rath County Office Building
Rath County Office Building.JPG
General information
Architectural styleInternational style
Location95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY, United States
Coordinates42°53′02″N 78°52′36″W / 42.884019°N 78.876696°W / 42.884019; -78.876696Coordinates: 42°53′02″N 78°52′36″W / 42.884019°N 78.876696°W / 42.884019; -78.876696
Construction started1968
OwnerErie County, New York
Roof233 ft (71 m)
Technical details
Floor count16
Design and construction
ArchitectBackus, Crane & Love
Other information
Parking90 spaces

The Edward A. Rath County Office Building is a high-rise office building located at 95 Franklin Street, in Buffalo, New York across from Erie County Hall and the Prudential (Guaranty) Building. The Rath building was named for Edward A. Rath, the first County Executive of Erie County, New York.[1] The building contains the Erie County Executive’s office, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Public Works, the Office of Geographic Information Services, and a number of other county departments. It was designed by architectural firms Milstein, Wittek, Davis & Hamilton and Backus, Crane & Love, and constructed c. 1968.[2]


Several notable buildings existed on the current site prior to the Rath building including the:

  • D. S. Morgan Building (1895-1965)

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  1. ^ "Former State Supreme Court Judge Rath dies of cancer". Buffalo Business First. 2003-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
  2. ^ Winebrenner, D.K. (August 25, 1968). "County Building Good for City Skyline". Buffalo Courier-Express. Retrieved 10 August 2020.

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