Marine Bank / HSBC / The Marin - Table of Contents

EXTERIOR - Marine Midland Bank / The Marin
237 Main Street, Buffalo NY




Green & Wicks


Lnquist and Illsey

Exterior stone:

Granite from Stinchfield Quarry, near Hallowell, Maine (source)


Italian Renaissance Revival Commercial Building


Joseph Ellicott Historic Preservation District
2005 Bank name:
Marine Midland Bank
2021 Building name: The Marin

2015 Photos

 2015 photo            Left tower:  Old Post Office / ECC                     Center building:  237 Main DStreet                Right : Marine Midland / Seneca One

 2015 photo                   Looking north on Main Street                       237 Main Street at far right

 2015 photo             South elevation              Sculpture at right:  Vroom Shhh  at  Seneca One             2020 exterior walls were added to the Seneca One complex 

September 27, 2021 Photos

Façade (west elevation) on Main Street

First an second stories feature rustication                 Center entrance arch, including voussoirs and keystone            Five details below:

Upper floor has Flemish bond brick pattern                     Pedimented window caps

Pedimented window cap on third floor                   Cross shaped brick design flank windows

Portruding stone course               Dentil molding                 Bellflowers

Dentil molding under cornice                  Paired flutes and bellflowers

Keystone: the ship that served as Marine Midland Bank's corporate symbol

Ship's hull                  Ropes and anchor                Paired ancones               Laurel leaves

The Admiral Room

East elevation                     Lower right:  In 2020 exterior walls and buildings were added to the  Seneca One complex

East elevation                Unusual  brick bond using headers and stretchers

East elevation                       Triangular pediment supported by ancone                Dentil molding              Rusticated stones

September 2021 Photos

Lower right:  Buffalo Bisons Baseball Stadium

Photos and their arrangement © 2021 Chuck LaChiusa
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