Seeing as I’ve been up for almost two hours (I did go to bed at 930) and I’m inbetween loads of laundry, here are some photos I took in early fall.
To start things off, I think we should enter The Time Machine.
This IS The Train. One train. It goes in one direction.
No, this is not a photo from 1986, this was from early fall 2008.
Hooray for the highest taxes in the state!
P.S. The bustling street is Main.
For you art junkies, perhaps this looks familiar…
Not so much?
Granted, we’re working with a different angle here, but this/that would be the Charles Burchfield painting “Rainy Night”.
Way to go Buffalo…save this building but knock down The Larkin Building.
Continuing on with the mothball that is Downtown, you can tell how used this building is.
Yes, that would be a fallout shelter sign.
I think I would take my luck and “duck and cover”. If the fallout didn’t kill me, I’m sure the asbestos would.
So, rounding out the trip, lets take a gander inside an actual working office building.
Most of Downtown used to be retail on the first floor(s) and offices on the upper floors.
This building is no exception.
At one point, this was a Kaufman’s store (nowadays Macy’s and back in the day a men’s store).
Set apart by it’s curved windows, this building now houses a Sprint store, Ghetto jeweler, Armed Forces Recruitment, etc.
At one point, the main entrance was located around here.