If you follow the posted detours for the construction on the Skyway, you’re routed along Ohio Street.
The view from this spot looked different when this photo was taken in 1957.
Here is another shot, from just before the bridge in 1962. The photo shows the large sign which marked the Huron Cement Company along the Buffalo River.
If Ohio Street looked more filled in then, the area surrounding the Skyway looked less filled in when redecking work was done in 1975.
Memorial Auditorium and a part of the DL&W Terminal have been torn down since this photo was taken, but the Canalside attractions, HarborCenter, KeyBank Center, the HSBC Atrium and Coca-Cola Field have all been added. The Donovan State Office building has been repurposed as the Courtyard by Marriott and the offices of Phillips Lytle attorneys.
Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News.
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