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Edward A. Rath County Office Building
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General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Architectural style International style
Location 95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY, United States
Construction started 1968
Completed 1969
Cost $15,662,339
Owner Erie County, New York
Roof 233 ft (71 m)
Technical details
Floor count 16
Design and construction
Architect Backus, Crane & Love
Other information
Parking 90 spaces

The Edward A. Rath County Office Building is a high-rise office building located at 95 Franklin Street, in Buffalo, New York across from Erie County Hall and the Prudential (Guaranty) Building. The Rath building was named for Edward A. Rath, the first County Executive of Erie County, New York. The building contains the Erie County Executive’s office, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Public Works, the Office of Geographic Information Services, and a number of other county departments. It was designed by architectural firms Milstein, Wittek, Davis & Hamilton and Backus, Crane & Love, and constructed c. 1968.


Several notable buildings existed on the current site prior to the Rath building including the:

  • D. S. Morgan Building (1895-1965)
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