Erie County Savings Bank, Buffalo, New York.
Built from 1890 to 1893, the Erie County Savings Bank is the work of expert architect George B. Post whose later works included the New York Stock Exchange and the Wisconsin State Capitol. Post was a student of another big name, Richard Morris Hunt, and it shows. Notice the French Neo-Gothic dormers and roofs which bear a strong resemblance to Hunt’s Vanderbilt House (razed). Also notice the charabanc, a kind of early open-air omnibus, sitting under the massive Romanesque windows. With horse-drawn wagons and electric street cars, this image is a virtual timeline of transportation history. The bank was demolished in 1968 to make way for a mall. If you’re the autosadistic type, you can view a slide show of that here.