M.E. Beebe

The Tucker Building is a building that my generation will never view, as it was demolished in 1977 to make way for the Convention Center. The C.Center was intended to “save” downtown, Buffalo. Hmmm…?? The Tucker Building WAS at 37-39 Court Street. It was designed by renowned local architect, M.E. Beebe, in 1892. It featured a cast iron façade and exotic round transom windows at the top floor. The windows were similar to the ones that Sullivan integrated into his Guaranty Building, but Beebe’s was a decade earlier. The Tucker supplied Buffalo’s Victorian photographers with things such as cameras and chemicals. The building was converted to a hotel for the duration of the Pan American Exposition [Van Ness, VB]

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