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Memories 

August / September 2022
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Baird Point North Campus

The columns at Baird Point gracing Lake LaSalle on the North Campus were originally from the former Federal Reserve Bank on Main and Swan Streets in downtown Buffalo.

 

Through the efforts of Cameron Baird and Major A. Burt Hamilton, the ionic columns from the bank's facade were secured for the University when the building was slated for destruction in 1959. Originally intended to be used as a backdrop for a proposed open-air Greek amphitheater on South Campus, they sat unused between Schoellkopf Hall and Baird Music Hall (today Allen Hall) for almost 18 years.

In 1978 the columns were cleaned and transported to Lake LaSalle on the relatively new North Campus. Baird Point, designed by Buffalo Architect Peter G. Castle, features the ionic columns on platforms of various heights with a focal point of three columns rising to a height of 35 feet above the base.

 

Today Baird Point is still used as a place for "educational, cultural and social activities."

Baird Point was made possible by a gift from the Baird Foundation and the Cameron Baird Foundation.

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A visit to Buffalo cannot be complete without a visit to Niagara Falls!

Niagara Falls is a group of three waterfalls at the southern end of Niagara Gorge, spanning the border between the province of Ontario in Canada and the state of New York in the United States. The largest of the three is Horseshoe Falls, which straddles the international border of the two countries

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Capen Library

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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world "- NELSON MANDELA

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"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched-they must be felt with the heart"-HELEN KELLER

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North Campus by night

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Life on campus is not all about studying but also making new friends and having a night out to have fun!

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