Erie County

Erie County Courthouse, 1817
Erie County Courthouse, 1817
Original courthouse shown on the left. Public library on the right

Buffalo, NY

Built circa 1817

It was razed in 1878 when a new courthouse was constructed. A public library was built in that location.



Erie County Courthouse, 1876
Erie County Courthouse, 1876

Buffalo, NY

Built 1876

Architect: Andrew Jackson Warner of Rochester NY

It was shared with city until 1929.



Erie County Legal History

The County Legal History Project of the Historical Society of the New York Courts was launched to document the local legal history of the counties of New York State: the legal figures, cases and events that helped shape the histories of these places.

Learn more about the legal history of Erie County here.