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

1 Fountain Plaza


Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Last Admittance: 3:30 pm
Photography and filming not allowed
Not handicap accessible
No public restrooms

Visitor Experience: See the murals and artwork in the impressive lobby.

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.