Edward A. Rath County Office Building
|Edward A. Rath County Office Building|
|Architectural style||International style|
|Location||95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY, United States|
|Owner||Erie County, New York|
|Roof||233 ft (71 m)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Backus, Crane & Love|
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. 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.
Several notable buildings existed on the current site prior to the Rath building including the:
- D. S. Morgan Building (1895-1965)
- "Former State Supreme Court Judge Rath dies of cancer". Buffalo Business First. 2003-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- Winebrenner, D.K. (August 25, 1968). "County Building Good for City Skyline". Buffalo Courier-Express. Retrieved 10 August 2020.