Buffalo Central Terminal has an impressive history despite its current uncertain status. One of the controversial aspects of the building is its location, relatively far from the city’s center. This location was desirable for its adjacency to the New York-Chicago main line which runs right past it, and the strategic value for the New York Central Railroad as that main line’s midpoint. There was also an expectation that Buffalo’s growth would continue and the city would eventually reach the station. The realities of the Great Depression, the demise of passenger rail, and the struggles of Buffalo’s economy all ultimately conspired against Central Terminal–but the newspaper article above, from March 1925, gives an insight into the selection of the site. Top photo taken May 21, 2015, from Broadway Fillmore Alive. Bottom image from Historic Polonia Preservation District.