Here’ a few more pictures that I took while visiting Buffalo, NY.
I just loved the style of this building and the history behind it.
Facing Elmwood Avenue, Rockwell Hall is viewed by many as Buffalo State College’s “signature” building.
Rockwell Hall opened in 1931 as the centerpiece of five Georgian-style buildings constructed on the college’s new campus. The Main Building (as it was first called) originally contained the college’s library, cafeteria, administrative and faculty offices, and an auditorium.
Rockwell Hall was dedicated in honor of Harry Westcott Rockwell in 1961. Rockwell was largely responsible for the growth of the college from the one-building Buffalo Normal School, serving as its principal from 1919 to 1928, to the striking new five-building Elmwood Avenue campus, then known as the New York State College for Teachers. He retired in 1951, after assisting with the process to affiliate the college with the newly formed State University of New York in 1948.
Quote of the Day:
“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?”
Mary Manin Morrissey