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Oliver's Restaurant Boston Public Library Flickr
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Oliver’s Restaurant — Updated, But Still Old School [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

They say you shouldn't mess with a good thing, and while I've only been to Oliver's a couple times (it's expensive, and you didn't think I was gettin' rich from this gig, did you?), the restaurant clearly sticks to that saying -- at least when it comes to their decor.

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Greyhound Bus Terminal Buffalo NY
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Buffalo’s Old Greyhound Bus Terminal — An Example of Awesome Building Re-use [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

Looking at the bottom half of the above postcard, can you tell what the old Greyhound Bus Terminal is today, in 2012? And, no, the answer is not "a pile of rubble" -- this puppy (ha, I'm punny!) is still (mostly) standing.

Here's a hint: This bus terminal was located a few blocks away from the current bus station on Ellicott Street, on Main Street.

Give up?

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Lafayette Square Buffalo NY
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The Buffalo Public Library in Lafayette Square Was SO PRETTY! [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

Every day as I walk to and from my car, I pass the Buffalo Public Library's Central Branch, which is just across Lafayette Square from our dumpy little studio. It's clear from the old photo of the Square above that a very pretty, old building used to be where the library stands now -- but what was it?

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McKinley Monument
Joshua Sherurcij, Wikimedia Commons
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The McKinley Monument — How Dull Would Niagara Square Look Without It? [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

Buffalo has the unfortunately designation of being the place where President William McKinley was assassinated (among other unfortunate designations we've received over the years). Fortunately, that misfortune (are you confused yet?) contributed a very recognizable landmark to our city.

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