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Lafayette Square - June 5, 2012
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Check Out What Lafayette Square Looked Like in 1889! [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

We know Lafayette Square for many things: the former stomping grounds for Thursday in the Square, the location of our dumpy little studio and the colorful visitors to the Square every day. In fact, on my way to the Square's Tim Horton's this morning, I witnessed a mother/daughter cat fight that was about to get ugly.

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(Reading Tom, Flickr)
(Reading Tom, Flickr)
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Bet You Didn’t Know This Famous Downtown Building Is One Of The World’s First Skyscrapers! [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

Buffalo is home to works by some of history's most prominent architects, and any walk downtown is a living monument to that statement.

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(Pubdog, Wikimedia Commons)
(Pubdog, Wikimedia Commons)
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‘Full House’-Like Row Houses In Buffalo? Try The Masten District! [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

Every kid born in the ’80s and ‘90s wanted to live in a house like those on 'Full House'…or maybe that was just me.

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(Canisius High School, Facebook)
(Canisius High School, Facebook)
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Go To Canisius High School, Hang Out In A Former Mansion [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

You don't expect high schools to be housed in former mansions and Mason hangouts -- but that's exactly the history of one of Canisius High School's most iconic buildings. 

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Main Street Buffalo
Angela Stefano
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The More Things Change, The More Main Street Stays The Same? [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

You know what they say: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Al Amigone's Restaurant and Bar
Boston Public Library, Flickr
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What’s This About Al Amigone’s + a Revolving Bar?? [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

Yes, you read that headline right: Al Amigone's was apparently home to a revolving bar.

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Rosinski Furniture Co
Boston Public Library, Flickr
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A Little History on Rosinski Furniture Co.’s Co-Owners [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

The internet doesn't hold much information about the Rosinski Furniture Co. But a trip through Google's search results does reveal a bit about the stores' owners!

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1787 Genesee Street Buffalo
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Sciandra’s Toyland — So Much Cooler Than Toys ‘R’ Us [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

It might be hard to believe, but in the 1950s and '60s, the boarded-up building above, located at 1787 Genesee St., was Western New York's largest toy store.

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Delaware and Auburn Buffalo
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Where Was Buffalo’s First Water Station? [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

Even if you tried really, really, really hard, I don't think you could guess where the above photo corresponds to in present-day Buffalo.

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What Did the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Look Like in 1916? [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

In case you live under a rock, the ginormous white building with the pillars on Elmwood Avenue is the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. It's also the place you take the cute girl from reception on a Friday night because you want to seem mature -- and it's free. Reeeeal mature, buddy.

Here are a few cool facts about the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

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