New York Central Stations Buffalo, NY Scrapbook

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New York Central Stations Buffalo, NY Scrapbook
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Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
1929 - 1931

Historical Context

Buffalo was a main hub of transportation in the early 20th century and had many railway stops. The New York Central Railroad decided to build a central station in Buffalo to relieve the congestion from the smaller city stations. The Buffalo Central Terminal was completed in 1929 with a distinctive art deco architecture style. With the popularity of automobiles and population decline in the region, the Central Terminal closed in 1979. It is currently owned by a non-profit preservation group.

Scope of Collection

This Buffalo & Erie County Public Library scrapbook contains mounted, local, newspaper clippings about the Central Railroad Terminal in Buffalo, New York, from 1929-1931. The Terminal opened on June 22, 1929.