The Buffalo Savings Bank building is a majestic focal point in Buffalo and its banking history. Its design and sensibility toward the city around it easily outstrip those of its modern neighbors on Main Street.
The bank was chartered in 1846 as the first savings bank in the city. Among the founding trustees were Millard Fillmore, who became the 13th president on the United States and Nathan Kesley Hall, who became Postmaster General.
Beginning with six depositors, one of whom was the sole employee of the bank, Buffalo Savings Bank (later Goldome) would become one of the largest savings banks in the United States before insolvency caused its dissolution in 1991. M&T Bank currently operates a branch on the site.
Courtesy of "Buffalo as An Architectural Museum" http://buffaloah.com/a/bflobest/buffalo/buffalo.html