M&T Bank’s Gold Dome Branch at Fountain Plaza

1 Fountain Plaza


Hours: VIP Access: 9:00am/General Public 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Last Admittance: 4:45 pm
Photography and filming not allowed.

Building Description: Originally the Buffalo Savings Bank, this building was designed by prolific Buffalo architects Green & Wicks in 1901. The murals that adorn the ceilings were completed in 1926, painted by Frances, Davidson & Savage Painting Company. At the top of the dome is a quote from the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, which reads, “Virtue is the root, and wealth is the flower.” The golden age of Buffalo is represented with four panels: Commerce, Industry, the Arts, and Power.