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Bflo Days / Doors open

Annual free access to more than thirty significant structures on June 15

Photos by J.P. Thimot


They are ways of gaining entry to buildings, and much more. Doors can be plain, ornate, forbidding, welcoming, open, or closed. They can be surrounded, like the Ellicott Square Building, with monumental columns and symbolic figures, or they can be relatively innocuous, like the simple glass entryway of the WNED/WBFO headquarters. The architectural elements that surround doors—transoms, lights, and fanlights—have great potential for beauty, as demonstrated by such structures as the Buffalo Saving Bank, the Dun Building, the Brisbane building, and many others.


On June 15, the doors of downtown Buffalo are open, as Explore Buffalo offers its annual free access day to more than thirty significant structures. Many of these buildings are open regularly for tours, church services, or public business, but some are always locked or only occasionally accessible to the public. This is the chance to walk through them all.


For more info, visit doorsopenbuffalo.org.



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