Photograph 58
This view of the corner of Hertel and Parkside Avenues in the early 1940s shows the building which was and still is occupied by a branch of Manufacturers & Traders Trust Company - or M & T Bank. The picture features one of Buffalo's finest offerings in mass-transportation, the "Fillmore" trolley of the IRC.

Above the left side of the automobile on the right of the photograph, you can almost make out the "Esso" service station at the corner of Admiral and Hertel. This neighborhood gas station eventually was demolished for a parking lot to service the ever-growing Sample Shop, owned by Louis and Anne Bunis, right across the street.

Practically every building you see in this photograph is still standing on this corner today.

Photograph courtesy of the Albert D. Kerr Collection, Niagara Chapter, National Railway Historical Society