M&T Branch Bank
133 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY

Built:

1923

Architect:

Bley & Lyman

Style:

Commercial Neoclassical (Temple front)

This building is modeled after the 1913 M&T central bank in downtown Buffalo.

Although this building is a Classical style building,
Duane Lyman was one of Buffalo's most important mid-century architects who designed a number of noteworthy Art Deco and Modern style commercial buildings.

A further connection with M&T is that Lyman was the local architect for
M&T's central bank (Postmodern style) which was designed primarily by Minoru Yamasaki, at the same time Yamasaki was designing the World Trade Center in NYC.


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Commercial Neoclassical (Temple front)

 

 

Paired ancones support cornice

Paneled soffit

Entrance features ancone-supported cornice

Ionic column



Photos and their arrangement © 2008 Chuck LaChiusa
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