Buffalo’s Western Savings Bank headquarters

By Steve Cichon

Thirty-five years ago this week, The News began celebrating the 100th anniversary of the paper’s starting a daily edition.

In the special section called One Hundred Years of Finance and Commerce, The News recounted the history of a handful of Buffalo’s financial and commercial industries and provided ad space for many companies involved in those industries to tout their own contributions.

Known for generations as Western Savings Bank, in 1980, Western New York Savings Bank took an ad touting its history and showing off its still relatively new headquarters building on the corner of Main and Court. Today, this building has a CVS Pharmacy at street level.