The city of Buffalo, New York, possesses a remarkable number and variety of architectural masterpieces from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Recognizing the rich architectural and planning heritage, the Albright Art Gallery (now known as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery) held an exhibition of photography in January 1940, which commemorated these vast triumphs. Organized by Henry-Russell Hitchcock, the dean of American architectural historians, with the assistance of then Director of the museum, Gordon Bailey Washburn, over 120 photographs were displayed.
In this virtual tour, we will explore a selection of the architectural photographs that were featured in the exhibition that represent buildings in downtown Buffalo. Each photograph will be accompanied with a caption that will include past and present information on each building, and a quote of Henry-Russell Hitchcock discussing his personal views on the particular building.
All content is courtesy of the following publication,"Buffalo Architecture, 1816–1940 Exhibition - Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Jr.," Albright-Knox Art Gallery. All images are courtesy of the G. Robert Strauss, Jr. Memorial Library, Gallery Archives, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Photographs by Jay W. Baxtresser (AAG Staff).
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Albright Art Gallery (now known as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery)
Theodore Kenefick House
William B. Hoyt House (also known as the Ellicott-Goodrich House)
Walter V. Davidson House
Darwin D. Martin House Complex
Smaller Martin House (known as the George F. Barton House)
William R. Heath House
Buffalo State Hospital