Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, Lackawanna Terminal, Main Street & Buffalo River, Buffalo, Erie County, NY
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Main Street & Buffalo River, Buffalo, NY
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER NY-63
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-13).
Building/structure dates: 1917 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1962
Significance: The terminal's double deck train shed, attributed to Lincoln Bush, is considered to be significant as an early example of the innovative use of reinforced concrete.
Murchison, Kenneth M.
Boucher, Jack, Photographer
Schmidt, Joan P., Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. View of DL&W Terminal complex from Main Street looking southeast. Train shed is at far left in photo with two passenger buildings flanking it the larger abutting the elevated skyway at extreme right. Naval Park is under construction directly beneath Skyway.
2. Facade of two brick passenger terminal buildings of DL&W from parking lot at the foot of Main Street across South Park Avenue. Arched portion was elevated rail spur which originally continued westward a few hundred yards.
3. View of larger DL&W passenger terminal building looking southeast from beginning of South Park Avenue. Skyway is at extreme right. Train shed is at extreme left.
4. View of DL&W terminal site from eastern end of property, to the left of South Park Avenue, showing two-story train shed at right center. Access ramp beginning ascent to second story shows at left, and the larger passenger structure at right below the Skyway is in background.
5. View of DL&W toward eastern end of property from South Park Avenue showing concrete access ramp to second level. Signal tower and smoke stack portions of Boiler Room structure are at left, and towers of Michigan Avenue Bridge over the Buffalo River are in background of photo.
6. Signal Tower/Boiler Room brick structure at eastern-most border of DL&W property to left of Michigan Avenue between Buffalo River and South Park Avenue.
7. Concrete Railing along Buffalo River side of tracks emerging from second level of DL&W train shed. Signal Tower/Boiler Room is just out of sight at right of photo. Skyway shows at extreme left.
8. View of DL&W complex from across Buffalo River. Two passenger buildings are at center, with train shed extending toward right. Skyway shows at top left, with Naval Park construction below.
9. View of two DL&W brick passenger structures and western portion of two-story train shed at right of photo from across Buffalo River. Skyway is at extreme left.
10. Extreme western end of DL&W site with entrance to larger passenger building at right and Naval Park to left. View through tiled archway is to North.
11. Interior of larger DL&W passenger building showing main concourse on upper level, with stairway from street level at right of photo and passage to trains at left. Skyway can be seen through large window facing Buffalo River. Matching window is directly opposite.
12. Second level of DL&W train shed looking east. Bumper at terminus of track shows right foreground with passenger boarding platform between tracks. This view shows steel and reinforced concrete roof designed by Lincoln Bush.
13. Upper level of DL&W train shed looking east. Bumper at track terminus shows in center foreground with passenger boarding platform at left. Steel and reinforced concrete roof designed by Lincoln Bush shows prominently.
14. AERIAL VIEW OF TERMINAL FROM NORTHEAST. NOTE BUSH TYPE TRAIN SHED.
15. AERIAL VIEW OF TERMINAL AND TRAINSHED FROM NORTHWEST.
16. AERIAL VIEW FROM NORTH.
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