No really, I mean it. Why can’t we build like this? I know, money. But really, it can be done. 495 Main Street, Buffalo, northeast corner of Main & Mohawk.
Meanwhile, on Fly Street . . .
A long-gone building at 42 Fly Street in Buffalo, also long gone. In the infamous Canal District, the baddest of red-light districts in the entire country. This is one kind of old building I really like. Lots of character and a very utilitarian building besides. The current use of the property is for several of the Marine Drive Apartment buildings.
The Willsey Laundry was incorporated in 1912. This building, now The Foundry, was built shortly after that. Designed by G. Morton Wolfe. Lots and lots of windows.
Shelton Square ca. 1910
Link to larger image. Photo from Library of Congress.