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14CONVENTION CENTERS

City Convention Hall

1 January 1900–20 October 1912



The Elmwood Music Hall

21 October 1912–25 February 1938



400 Virginia Street, ne cor Elmwood Avenue

ARCHITECTS OF ORIGINAL ARMORY: R.A. and L. Bethune

ARCHITECT OF CONVENTION HALL:

ARCHITECT OF REMODELED STAGE IN 1901:

NOTE: Brick. 2658 seats. Built in 1886 as the 74th Regiment Armory and Drill Hall. When the Armory moved to Niagara and Connecticut, the city remodeled the original into Convention Hall. J.N. Adam gave the Temple of Music’s organ to the City Convention Hall, and the city remodeled the stage to install it.

CURRENT STATUS: Rite Aid and its parking lot.



REFERENCES:

Insurance Maps of Buffalo, New York (New York: Sanborn-Perris Map Co., Ltd., 1899–1913), vol. 1 p. 42.

Insurance Maps of Buffalo, New York (New York: Sanborn-Perris Map Co., Ltd., 1925–1961), vol. 1a p. 66.

R:95.6 R 5 v.1 pp. 285–323.


Index Guide to Buffalo and Niagara Falls, p. 48. [F129 B8F3]

“Great Auditorium. Convention Hall for the Old Reservoir Site. Mr. Henry Altman’s Idea. It Involves a 1½ Story Structure to Cost Perhaps $300,000, and to Be Built on an Ample Tract Belonging to the City.” The Buffalo Courier 60, no. 233 (Wednesday, 21 August 1895), p. 5, c. 2.

“City May Build. Convention Hall on the Parade-House Site Is Talked Of. Mayor Favors the Plan. Mr. Jewett also Has His Eye on a Downtown Site that Might Be Used to the Same End. First Step in the Parade-House Matter Will Be Made at the Next Meeting of the Aldermen—No Extravagance Is Contemplated.” The Buffalo Morning Express (Tuesday, 29 December 1896), p. 8, c. 3.

“Convention Hall. One Expensive Site Offered to the Mayor. It Is on Swan Street, Near the New Postoffice and C. J. Hamlin Holds It at $300,000—Gen. Jewett Thinks It Too Costly.” The Buffalo Morning Express (Wednesday, 13 January 1897), p. 8, c. 3.

“Hall and Market.” The Buffalo Morning Express (Tuesday, 20 April 1897), p. 9, c. 3–4.

“Convention Hall Hearing.” The Buffalo Morning Express (Friday, 23 April 1897), p. 8, c. 5.

“Convention Hall Site.” The Buffalo Morning Express (Friday, 7 May 1897), p. 8, c. 5.

“Old Armory’s Future: Another Step Toward a Convention Hall. Can Be Fixed for $10,000.” Buffalo Express (4 February 1899).

“Went Through.” Commercial (24 October 1899).

“Buffalo Must Have Convention Hall.” Buffalo News (28 October 1899).

“Let the Good Work Go Right Along.” Buffalo News (29 October 1899).

“Convention Hall.” Commercial (9 November 1899).

“Convention Hall.” Buffalo Courier (7 December 1899).

“Armory Transfer.” Buffalo Courier (11 December 1899).

“New Convention Hall.” ???????????????????? (1 January 1900).

“Plans on File.” Buffalo Express (17 January 1900).

“Transferred to City.” Buffalo Express (31 January 1900).

“Who’ll Run It?” Buffalo Express (31 January 1900).

Concert by John Philip Sousa on 16 February 1900.

“Convention Hall Bids.” Buffalo Express (3 March 1900).

“Convention Hall’s Cost.” Buffalo Express (14 April 1900).

“Conflict over Painting.” Buffalo News (18 May 1900)

“Convention Hall.” Commercial (22 May 1900).

“Convention Hall.” Commercial (23 May 1900).

“Work Is Begun on Convention Hall.” Buffalo News (10 June 1900).

“Work Under Way.” Buffalo Express (19 June 1900).

“New Ordinance.” Commercial (12 July 1900).

“Convention Hall Rent.” The Buffalo Evening Times (20 July 1900).

“Re Enacted.” Commercial (21 July 1900).

“Cut in Two.”Commercial (21 July 1900).

“Convention Hall Rules.” Buffalo Express (12 July 1900).

“Councilmen Are Firm.” Buffalo Express (16 July 1900).

“Stood by Laughlin.” Buffalo Express (16 July 1900).

“Another Week for Thought.” Buffalo Express (17 July 1900).

“Convention Hall Fees.” Buffalo Express (12 September 1900).

“Business Men.” Commercial (14 September 1900).

“Rates Fixed.” Commercial (15 September 1900).

“Convention Hall Rates.” Buffalo Express (17 September 1900).

“Hasn’t Been Painted Yet.” Buffalo Express (9 October 1900).

“Will Wait Another Week.” Buffalo Courier (10 October 1900)????

“Chairs for Convention Hall.” Buffalo Express (12 October 1900).

“May Never Paint Convention Hall.” Buffalo Courier (18 October 1900).

“By Day Labor.” Commercial (22 October 1900).

“No New Dress for Convention Hall.” Buffalo Courier (30 October 1900).

“Convention Hall Is Now a Disgrace.” Buffalo News (10 November 1900).

“Preparing for the G.A.R. Fair.” Buffalo News (13 November 1900).

“Promised to Clean It Up.” Buffalo News (13 November 1900).

“Will Advertise Once More.” Buffalo Express (16 November 1900).

“New Bids to Be Invited.” Buffalo Express (10 November 1900).

“Invites Gov. Roosevelt.” Buffalo Express (10 November 1900).

“All Dates Filled.” Buffalo Express (13 November 1900).

“Aldermen Are Stubborn.” Buffalo Express (17 November 1900).

“G.A.R. Appeal.” Commercial (27 November 1900).

“G.A.R. Fair.” Buffalo Express (17 November 1900).

“Invitation Committee.” Buffalo Express (18 November 1900).

“G. A. R. Fair Tonight.” Buffalo Express (3 December 1900).

“G. A. R. Bazaar.” Buffalo Express (4 December 1900).

“G. A. R. Takes Its New Hall.” ???? (?? ???? ????)

“Regrets from Two State Officials.” Buffalo Courier (6 December 1900).

“Very Attractive.” Commercial (6 December 1900).

“Convention Hall Repairs.” Commercial (5 January 1901).

“Big Demand for Convention Hall.” Buffalo News (13 January 1901).

“New G. A. R. Hall.” Buffalo Express (9 April 1901).

“G. A. R. Ceremonies.” Commercial (9 April 1901).

“G. A. R. Takes Its New Hall.” Buffalo Express (10 April 1901), p. 7.

“New G. A. R. Hall in the City Convention Hall Building.” Buffalo Courier (21 April 1901).

“Mr. J. N. Adams Give the Splendid Organ to Buffalo.” Buffalo News (3 November 1901).

“Organ in the Hall.” Commercial (3 November 1901).

“Re Dedicate the Organ with Big Free Recital.” Buffalo Courier (4 November 1901).

“Site for Organ.” Buffalo Express (5 November 1901).

“Don’t Store the Organ.” ???? (?? ???? ????)

“$3,949 to Install Organ.” ???? (?? ???? ????)

“The Adam Organ.” Commercial (9 November 1901).

“Buffalo’s New Organ.” Buffalo Express (10 November 1901).

“Organ Presented.” Buffalo Express (10 November 1901).

“Placing the Organ.” Commercial (12 November 1901).

“To Set Up the Organ.” Buffalo Express (12 November 1901).

“The Adam Organ.” Commercial (13 November 1901).

“Organ All There Now.” Buffalo Express (30 November 1901).

“John R. Keys Curtain.” Buffalo Express (19 December 1901).

“Curtain for Convention Hall.” Buffalo News (5 January 1902).

“Cost to Install Organ.” Buffalo Express (11 January 1902).

“Must Remove Organ at Once, Says Col. Ward.” Buffalo Courier (31 January 1902).

“Alderman Adam’s Organ.” Buffalo Express (11? (or 2?) February 1902).

“Public Approves It.” Buffalo Express (3 March 1902).


Buffalo Express (13 March 1902).

“May Install It Some Day.” Buffalo Courier (18 March 1902)????

“To Place the Organ.” Commercial???? (11 June 1902)

“Spend the Summer Installing the Organ.” Buffalo Courier (11 June 1902).

“No More Draughts.” Buffalo Courier (18 June 1902).

Exterior photo. Greater Buffalo: A Monthly Publication Devoted to Promoting the Prosperity of the Power City of America 5, no. 1 (July 1902), p. 7.

“Plenty of Air.” Buffalo Express (17 August 1902).

“Invitations to Officials.” Commercial (16 October 1902).

“A Music-Lover’s Protest.” Commercial (13 October 1903).

“Denied.” Commercial (9 November 1903).

“For Custodian.” Commercial (10 October 1903)???????????????

“Now It’s Up to the Council.” Buffalo Express (19 March 1904).

“Just Quibbles, Says Supt. Peck.” Buffalo Express (13 April 1904).

“Ended at Last.” Buffalo Express (13 May 1904).

Buffalo, Jan. 29, 1906.

I wish to call the attention of Your Honorable Body to that portion of Section 218, Chapter XII, of the City ordinances, reading as follows:

“All seats in the auditorium excepting those contained in boxes, shall be firmly secured to the floor.”

The City of Buffalo, as owner of Convention Hall, is one of the most persistent violators of this ordinance and evidently must continue so to be if the present arrangement of leasing the building for all purposes is continued.

With “all seats . . . firmly secured to the floor” Convention Hall would no longer be available for balls, drills, exhibitions and other similar functions for which its ample floor space especially fits it and from which a large portion of its present income is derived. Without seats, no further use could be made of the stage and organ for concerts, operatic or other musical entertainments, and the hall would lose the patronage for which it was primarily intended.

Under the circumstances, I think it advisable to bring this matter to the attention of Your Honorable Body, for such action as you may consider most desirable.

Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. (Proceedings of the Common Council, Minutes No. 5, Board of Aldermen, Monday, 29 January 1906, p. 350, c. 1–2.)

Photo, Robert M. Palmer, Palmer’s Views of Buffalo: Past and Present. Buffalo: The Third National Bank, 1911, p. 60 [Special Collections F129 B8 P. 26].

“Buffalo, a Natural Convention Center.” The Live Wire, vol. 3 (May 1912), pp. 179+. [Special Collections *HF296 B9N6]

“Name of Old Convention Hall Changed to Elmwood Music Hall by Common Council on Oct. 18, 1912.” Proceedings of the Common Council, 1912, pp 2361–2362.

“Rental Rates Fixed.” Buffalo Courier-Express (1 May 1928), p. 5.


The Buffalo Evening Times (3 June 1928), p. 78.

“City’s Public Halls Are Run at a Great Loss.” Buffalo Courier-Express (16 April 1933), p. 11.

“Organ May Be Made over into Two or Three and Installed in High Schools.” Buffalo Courier-Express (9 June 1936), se c. 7p. 1.

“Plan to Dismantle Organ Rejected.” Buffalo Courier-Express (12 June 1935), p. 5

“Plan to Charge for Music Hall Use Is Backfired.” Buffalo Courier-Express (17 February 1936), p. 13.

“Elmwood Music Hall Unsafe, Condemned as Public Menace.” The Buffalo Evening Times (26 February 1938).

“Closed Yesterday for Repairs, Declared Unsafe. From 1885 to 1938 Plans to Replace Structure.” Buffalo Courier-Express (16 February 1938), p. 14.

“New Music Hall Soon May Replace Old One.” The Buffalo Evening Times (26 February 1938).

“New Music Hall for City Urged.” Buffalo News (26 February 1938).

“Mayor Holling against Any Repairing of Hall.” Buffalo Courier-Express (17 February 1938), s5p. 1.

“Auditorium, Where Famous Once Performed, Condemned.” The Buffalo Evening Times (28 February 1938).

“Land Option Enables City to Expand Music Hall Site.” Buffalo News (3 March 1938).

Wally Soderholm. “Dust Cloaks Music Hall Memories.” The Buffalo Evening Times (9 April 1938).

“Music Hall Roof Not to Be Fixed.” Buffalo News (8 March 1938).

“Disposal of Elmwood Organ Puzzle for Buffalo Officials.” Buffalo News (21 May 1938).

“Wrecking Crews to Tear Down Elmwood Hall, Buffalo Landmark.” Buffalo Courier (29 May 1938).

“Music Hall of Gay 90s Soon Will Be Memory.” Buffalo Courier-Express (19 May 1938), s2p. 1.

“Dismantling Organ Is Solemn Work, Famed Musicians Knew Its Console.” Buffalo News (29 June 1938).

“Work Begun on Demolition of Old Music Hall.” Buffalo Courier-Express (1 October 1938), pp. 7, 12.

“Organ Stored in Broadway Auditorium May Finally Be Placed in Kleinhan’s Music Hall.” Buffalo Courier-Express (1 October 1938), p. 7.

“As Work of Demolition Goes On.” Buffalo News (17 October 1938).

“Box Found in Cornerstone during Razing of Music Hall.” Buffalo Evening News (1 December 1938), pp. 20, 40.

“Cornerstone to Be Opened Monday.” Buffalo Courier-Express (1 December 1938), p. 12.

“Dedicated 52 Years Ago.” Buffalo Courier-Express (4 December 1938), s7p. 1.

“Mayor Holling to Open Cornerstone Box Today.” Buffalo Courier-Express (5 December 1938), p. 20.

“Kelly K.O.s Murphy in 67th as Riots Flare in Chicago—and Right Here in Buffalo . . . Infantry Cornerstone.” Buffalo News (5 December 1938).

“City Council Records Found in Copper Box.” Buffalo Courier-Express (6 December 1938), p. 7.

“Beautification of Former Site Urged.” Buffalo Courier-Express (16 July 1940), p. 11.

“City to Auction Site at Elmwood and Virginia.” Buffalo Courier-Express (19 April 1943), p. 9.

“At Auction of Site Only One Bidder, George K. Hambleton $7500; Assessed Valuation $48,500.” ?????

“$7500 Site Offer for $48,500 Assessed Valuation Protested.” Buffalo Courier-Express (13 May 1943), s5p. 1.

“$7500 Offer for Old Music Hall Site Is Rejected.” ?????????????? (2 June 1943).

“Site Sold to Hambleton Terminal Corp. for $29,400 to Be Used as Gasoline Service Station.” Buffalo Courier-Express (18 May 1945), p. 14.

“Buffalo Concert Halls.” Buffalo News 13 October 1945)

“The Case of the Missing Organ.” Allentown News, vol. 1n4 (Winter 1966).

“Greats Performed at Elmwood Music Hall.” Buffalo Courier-Express (6 August 1967), p. 12A.

“Pipe Organ and What Happened to It.” Buffalo Evening News, Newspower, 13 May 1970), p. 49.

“Final Days of the Elmwood Music Hall.” Buffalo News (24 February 1980), p. 68.

David Lawrence and Debra Ludwig. Bravo Buffalo! Entertainment through the Years: 1983 Calendar (Buffalo: a publication of Arts Development Services, 1983), p. 16. [Special Collections: Oversize F 129 .B8 B317]
SOME PROGRAMMES:

“Mary Chappell Fisher.” Buffalo Express (14 February 1902)????????????.

“Concerts Assured.” Buffalo Express (9 March 1902).

“First Popular Concert.” Buffalo Express (17 March 1902).

“Concert a Success.” Buffalo Express (14 March 1902).

“Popular Music.” Commercial (29 March 1902).

“Very Enticing.” Commercial (5 April 1902).

“Fourth Concert.” Buffalo Express (7 April 1902).

“Small Attendance.” Buffalo Express (14 April 1902).

“Sunday Concert.” Commercial (19 April 1902).

“Sunday ‘Pop’ Concert.” Buffalo Express (3 May 1902).

“Yesterday’s Concert.” ???? (?? ???? ????)

“Popular Concert.” Buffalo Express (5 May 1902).

“Mrs. Gay Scored a Hit at Pop.” ???? (?? ???? ????)

“Much Enjoyed Concert.” Buffalo Express (12 May 1902).

“Future Organ Concerts.” Buffalo Express (3 September 1902).

“Organist Carl and Duss Band Are Engaged.” Buffalo Courier (20 September 1902).

“Big Organ and Band Together.” Buffalo Courier (8 October 1902).

“Bandmaster Duss Censures Buffalonians for Lack of Interest.” Buffalo Courier (11 October 1902).

“Boy Master’s Marvelous Playing: Kocian.” Buffalo Courier (18 December 1902).

“Gabrilowitsch, _________, This Week, Gives Some Advice to Students. Duss Is Coming in May.” Buffalo Express (19 March 1903).

“Celebrated Young Russian Artist Here.” Buffalo Courier (4 April 1903).

“Ossip Gabrilowitsch Pleases Music Lovers.” Buffalo Courier (5 April 1903).

“Buffalo’s Official Organist.” Buffalo News (6 December 1903).

“Jacques Thibaud, Celebrated Violinist.” Buffalo Evening Times (17 January 1904), p. 14 c. 1–2.

Jan Paderewski, 15 February 1905. Mentioned in David Lawrence and Debra Ludwig, Bravo Buffalo! Entertainment through the Years: 1983 Calendar (Buffalo: a publication of Arts Development Services, 1983), p. 7. [Special Collections: Oversize F 129 .B8 B317]

At Convention Hall, Thanksgiving Night, Thursday, November 30. Calve and Her Company in Concert. (Lyceum program dated 4 December 1905.)

“Our Duty to Our Island Colonies.” Buffalo Express (3 March 1906).

“A Large Audience Greeted Gov. Henly.” Buffalo News (21 May 1906).

“Clef Club, and Mme. Emma Calve in Concert.” Buffalo Courier (15 February 1908), p. 10 c. 2.

“Enrico Caruso.” Buffalo Courier (9 May 1908), p. 10 c. 1.

“Buffalo Orchestral Society—First Concert at Convention Hall.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (19 November 1908), p. 10 c. 3.

“Akademischer Gesangverein of Vienna.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (27 August 1910), p. 10, c. 4.

“Mme. Frances Alda.” Buffalo Courier (11 January 1911), p. 8 c. 4.

“Edmond Clement.” Buffalo Courier (10 October 1911), p. 14 c. 1.

“Clef Club Chorus.” Buffalo Courier (17 November 1911), p. 10 c. 1.

“Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Courier (21 March 1913), p. 10 c. 6.

“Clef Club Chorus.” Buffalo Courier (4 April 1913), p. 10 c. 2.

“Julia Culp.” Buffalo Courier (7 January 1914), p. 10 c. 3.

“Clef Club Chorus.” Buffalo Courier (9 January 1914), p. 8 c. 3.

“Boston Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Courier (27 January 1914), p. 14 c. 2.

“Boston Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Courier (28 January 1914), p. 8 c. 3.

“Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Courier (19 March 1914), p. 10 c. 4.

“Chicago Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Courier (9 May 1914), p. 12 c. 4.

“Clef Club Chorus.” Buffalo Courier (5 February 1915), p. 8 c. 1.

“Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Courier (2 March 1915), p. 14 c. 6.

“Clef Club Chorus.” Buffalo Courier (7 April 1915), p. 10 c. 3.

“Buffalo Orchestral Society.” Buffalo Courier (16 April 1915), p. 22 c. 1.

“Buffalo Orchestral Society.” Buffalo Courier (7 May 1915), p. 10 c. 2.

“Boston Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Courier (26 January 1916), p. 4 c. 7.

“Clef Club Chorus.” Buffalo Courier (4 February 1916), p. 8 c. 4.

“Harold Bauer.” Buffalo Courier (23 February 1916), p. 8 c. 1.

Fritz Kreisler, 4 January 1917. Mentioned in David Lawrence and Debra Ludwig, Bravo Buffalo! Entertainment through the Years: 1983 Calendar (Buffalo: a publication of Arts Development Services, 1983), p. 5. [Special Collections: Oversize F 129 .B8 B317]

“Boston Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Courier (24 January 1917), p. 8 c. 4.

“Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Courier (6 March 1917), p. 4 c. 5.

“Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Courier (7 March 1917), p. 5 c. 3.

“Pablo Casals and Harold Bauer.” Buffalo Courier (21 March 1917), p. 12 c. 1.

“Mme. Frances Alda.” Buffalo Courier (20 October 1920), p. 12 c. 2.

“Community Chorus.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (28 December 1920), p. 7 c. 2.

“Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (9 March 1921), p. 10 c. 4.

“Miss Phoebe Crosby.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (5 April 1921), p. 5 c. 3.

“American Music Festival.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (3 October 1921), p. 12 c. 3.

“Christmas Music Festival.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (20 December 1921), p. 10 c. 4.

“Cleveland Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (4 February 1922), p. 9 c. 6.

“Buffalo Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (20 February 1922), p. 9 c. 1.

“Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Mme. Emma Calve in Concert.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (8 March 1922), p. 4 c. 5.

“Julia Claussen.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (17 October 1922), p. 3 c. 7.

“Lydia Civetta.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (27 October 1922), p. 2 c. 6.

“Richard Crooks.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (5 December 1922), p. 3 c. 3.

“Buffalo Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (13 January 1923), p. 10 c. 3.

“Feodor Chaliapin.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (26 January 1923), p. 3 c. 2.

“Irwin S. Binder, Organist.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (29 January 1923), p. 5 c. 7.

“Buffalo Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (12 February 1923), p. 2 c. 2.

“Melville Avery and Geraldine Ayres.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (5 October 1923), p. 12 c. 4.

“Boston Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Courier (9 November 1923), p. 9 c. 6.

“Buffalo Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (7 January 1924), p. 6 c. 2.

“Buffalo Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (11 February 1924), p. 10 c. 4.

“Buffalo Symphony Orchestra.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (31 March 1924), p. 12 c. 3.

“Community Chorus.” Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (4 June 1924), p. 10 c. 3.

Sergei Rachmaninoff, 15 February 1936. Mentioned in David Lawrence and Debra Ludwig, Bravo Buffalo! Entertainment through the Years: 1983 Calendar (Buffalo: a publication of Arts Development Services, 1983), p. 7. [Special Collections: Oversize F 129 .B8 B317]

Marian Anderson, 25 January 1937. Mentioned in David Lawrence and Debra Ludwig, Bravo Buffalo! Entertainment through the Years: 1983 Calendar (Buffalo: a publication of Arts Development Services, 1983), p. 5. [Special Collections: Oversize F 129 .B8 B317]
TELEPHONE DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

Jun 1913, AMUSEMENTS Tupper 910 Elmwood Music Hall Elmwood & Virginia

Oct 1913, AMUSEMENTS Tupper 910 Elmwood Music Hall Elmwood & Virginia

Feb 1914, AMUSEMENTS Tupper 910 Elmwood Music Hall Elmwood & Virginia

Jun 1914, AMUSEMENTS Tupper 910 Elmwood Music Hall Elmwood & Virginia

Feb 1915, AMUSEMENTS Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 910

Jun 1915, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 910

Oct 1915, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 910

Feb 1916, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 910

Jun 1916, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 910

Oct 1916, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 910

Feb 1917, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 910

Jun 1917, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 910

Oct 1917, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 5746

Oct 1917, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 910

21 Jan 1918, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 5746

20 May 1918, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 5746

19 Oct 1918, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 5746

30 Jan 1919, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 5746

20 May 1919, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 5746

15 Oct 1919, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 5746

20 Jan 1920, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 5746

20 May 1920, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 5746

Oct 1920, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia Tupper 5746

May 1921, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia TU pper-5746

10 Nov 1921, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia TU pper-5746

22 May 1922, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia TU pper-5746

28 Nov 1922, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia TU pper-5746

12 Nov 1923, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia TU pper-5746

20 May 1924, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia TU pper-5746

10 Nov 1924, AMUSEMENT Elmwood Music Hall 400 Virginia TU pper-5746

Broadway Auditorium

c. 1912–c. 1936



201??? Broadway

ARCHITECTS:

NOTES: Formerly the 65th Regiment Armory. Later became an armory again, during World War II. Replaced by the Memorial Auditorium.

CURRENT STATUS: Extensively remodeled as the City of Buffalo Streets Division.



REFERENCES:

Insurance Maps of Buffalo, New York (New York: Sanborn-Perris Map Co., Ltd., 1899–1913), vol. 2 p. 131 shows this as the former 65th Regiment Armory N.G.S.N.Y., now used as a show hall. 3 story brick bldg between Potter (173) and Milnor (211)

R:95.6 R 5 v.1 pp. 327–332.

Photo of 65th Regt. Arsenal. Official Catalogue and Guide Book to the Pan-American Exposition, with Maps of Exposition and Illustrations, Buffalo, N. Y. U. S. A., May 1st to Nov. 1st, 1901 (Buffalo: Charles Ahrhart, 1901), p. 28.

Interior photo. “A Flashlight Photo of the New York State Teachers’ Association Assembled Last Week in the Broadway Convention Hall.” Buffalo Sunday Morning News (! December 1912), p. 2.

Exterior photo. Greater Buffalo & Niagara Frontier: Niagara Falls, the Tonawandas, Lockport, and Depew. Buffalo: Chamber of Commerce, 1914, p. 24. [F129 B8B394(2)]

“Sketch.” The Live Wire, vol. 3, p. 433.

“Repairs to Cost $100,000 to Be Carried Out as WPA and City Project.” Buffalo Courier-Express (5 February 1936), p. 18.

“East Side Objects to Plan to Scrap Aud.” Buffalo Courier-Express (7 August 1938), sec. 6, p. 1.

“Goes $38,770 in Red Yearly.” Buffalo Courier-Express (1 November 1938), p. 13.

“Mayor Holling Would Close Aud. as Economy Measure.” Buffalo Courier-Express (15 February 1939), p. 15.

“Hockey Association Makes Bid for 10 Year Contract at $10,000 a Year.” Buffalo Courier-Express (12 March 1939), sec. 6, p. 1.

“Rental Rules Change Asked.” Buffalo Courier-Express (13 March 1939), p. 22.

“Shall It Be Closed?” Buffalo Courier-Express (5 March 1939), sec. 6, p. 1.

“Proposed as Bus Terminal.” Buffalo Courier-Express (16 March 1939), sec. 5, p. 1.

“Revenues according to Research Bureau.” Buffalo Courier-Express (1 June 1939), p. 24.

“Concession Rental of $80 Monthly Urged.” Buffalo Courier-Express (7 June 1939), p. 24.

“Leasing of Auditorium Held Advisable.” Buffalo Courier-Express (5 August 1939), p. 22.

“Rent to Be Readjusted by Special Council Committee Headed by George M. Nelson.” Buffalo Courier-Express (18 November 1939), p. 13.

“Revision of Fees Proposed by Council.” Buffalo Courier-Express (7 December 1939), p. 7.

“Council Refuses to Turn Building over to Board of Education for School Warehouse.” Buffalo Courier-Express (11 December 1939), p. 28.

“Action of School Board Criticized.” Buffalo Courier-Express (13 December 1939), p. 22.

“Might Be Used as Bus Terminal.” Buffalo Courier-Express (14 December 1939), sec. 5, p. 1.

“$100 per Night Goes to City for Refreshment Concession, Lessee Gets $1700 per Week.” Buffalo Courier-Express (17 February 1940), p. 22.

“May Be Let to Highest Bidder, Ten-Year Lease Ordered.” Buffalo Courier-Express (4 April 1940), p. 13.

“Proposition to Lease to Private Operator for Sporting Events Hit.” Buffalo Courier-Express (6 April 1940), p. 13.

“Row Continues on Auditorium Lease.” Buffalo Courier-Express (9 April 1940), p. 15.

“Row Continues on Auditorium Lease.” Buffalo Courier-Express (10 April 1940), p. 24.

“Row Continues on Auditorium Lease.” Buffalo Courier-Express (11 April 1940), p. 17.

“Could Be Used for Anti-Aircraft National Guard Unit.” Buffalo Courier-Express (13 June 1940), p. 9.

“Seeks Action on Auditorium Policy Veto.” Buffalo Courier-Express (5 July 1940), p. 11.

“To Be Used as Armory for the New Anti-Aircraft Regiment.” Buffalo Courier-Express (17 July 1940), p. 10.

“Pollack Urges City Retain Aud. for Smaller Events.” Buffalo Courier-Express (13 September 1941), p. 22.

“Dismantling of Auditorium Opposed by Orioles.” Buffalo Courier-Express (7 October 1941), p. 22.

“Housing Site Action Today.” Buffalo Courier-Express (14 October 1941), p. 13.

“Housing Site Action Today.” Buffalo Courier-Express (19 October 1941), sec. 5, p. 14.

“Council Ready to O.K. Aud. as Negro Housing Tract.” Buffalo Courier-Express (16 October 1941), p. 9.

“Council Ready to O.K. Aud. as Negro Housing Tract.” Buffalo Courier-Express (17 October 1941), p. 28.

“Council Ready to O.K. Aud. as Negro Housing Tract.” Buffalo Courier-Express (18 October 1941), p. 17.

“Mayor Holling Vetoes Auditorium’s Transfer as Housing Site.” Buffalo Courier-Express (15 October 1941), p. 1.

“Watchman Needed If Army Vacates Aud. on July 1.” Buffalo Courier-Express (5 June 1943), p. 22.

“Rental Enquiry Made.” Buffalo Courier-Express (12 May 1943), p. 10.

“Lease for One Dollar Recommended.” Buffalo Courier-Express (30 January 1943), p. 11.

“Proposed for City Garage.” Buffalo Courier-Express (4 January 1947), p. 4.

“Proposed for City Garage.” Buffalo Courier-Express (14 January 1947), p. 11.

“To Be Transferred from Army to City.” Buffalo Courier-Express (31 January 1947), p. 13.

“To Be Remodeled for a Garage for the Streets Division.” Buffalo Courier-Express (4 February 1947), p. 7.

“To Be Remodeled for a Garage for the Streets Division.” Buffalo Courier-Express (12 February 1947), p. 9.

“To Be Remodeled for a Garage for the Streets Division.” Buffalo Courier-Express (19 February 1947), p. 7.

“Plans to Remodel Completed.” Buffalo Courier-Express (8 March 1947), p. 13.

“More Opposition to Garage Idea.” Buffalo Courier-Express (6 April 1947), sec. 7, p. 8.

“Henrich Bid Low for Old Aud. Work.” Buffalo Courier-Express (4 July 1947), p. 14.

“To Be Reconstructed into Depot for the City Streets Division.” Buffalo Courier-Express (12 April 1948), p. 10.

“$690,000 Bond Issue for Construction Work Deferred.” Buffalo Courier-Express (30 June 1948), p. 24.

“Remodelled for Housing Street Division Equipment, to Be Known as the Broadway Depot.” Buffalo Courier-Express (30 October 1948), p. 15.

“Buffalo’s Sports History Told in Its Arenas.” Buffalo Evening News, special section on 100 Years of Sports, 14 September 1980), p. G 8.

SOME PROGRAMMES:

Buffalo Municipal Orchestra. Buffalo Courier (23 May 1913), p. 8, c. 3

Buffalo Municipal Orchestra. Buffalo Courier (25 April 1914), p. 4, c. 6

Community Chorus. Buffalo Courier (7 May 1917), p. 8, c. 2

Enrico Caruso. Buffalo Courier (7 April 1919), p. 11, c. 2

Enrico Caruso. Buffalo Courier (8 April 1919), p. 10, c. 5



PROPOSALS FOR
Memorial Auditorium

1927—1933



No address fixed

REFERENCES:

“Proposed Site.” Buffalo Courier-Express (17 July 1927), sec. 7, p. 1.

“Proposed Site.” Buffalo Courier-Express (18 July 1927).

“Proposal of Buffalo Forum for New Auditorium.” Buffalo Courier-Express (5 November 1928), p. 15, c. 3.

“Convention Hall by 1932.” The Buffalo Evening Times (12 January 1929), p. 6 D.

“Planned.” Buffalo Courier-Express (15 January 1929), p. 15.

“Views on New Auditorium.” Buffalo Courier-Express (18 January 1929), p. 20, c. 4.

“Search for Good Location.” Buffalo Courier-Express (19 January 1929), p. 5, c. 5.

“Various Sites Suggested.” Buffalo Courier-Express (7 March 1929), p. 28, c. 7.

“Plans for Coliseum and Convention Hall Presented to Council.” Buffalo Courier-Express (8 March 1933), p. 9.

“Memorial and Convention Hall May Be on Water Front, Georgia and Porter.” Buffalo Courier-Express (14 March 1929), sec. 7, p. 4.

“Planning Commission Shows Location of Seadome, Convention Hall, Etc.” Buffalo News (29 March 1929), p. 32.

“Convention Hall Plans Opposite Lehigh Valley Station Proposed by Hudson and Hudson Architects.” Buffalo News (5 April 1929), p. 36.

“Plans by Hudson and Hudson at Foot of Main Street.” Buffalo Courier-Express (12 April 1929), p. 17.

“Site Next to New City Hall Proposed for New Auditorium.” Buffalo News (23 April 1929), p. 1, c. 1.

“Plan Drive for War Memorial Convention Hall.” Buffalo Courier-Express (10 October 1929), sec. 9, p. 1.

“Need of New Convention Hall.” Buffalo Courier-Express (17 April 1933), p. 9.

“Possible Sites Discussed by Council.” Buffalo Courier-Express (17 May 1933), p. 11.








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