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South Campus Buildings

The State University of New York at Buffalo's South Campus is located at Bailey Avenue and Main Street. The 178-acre campus sits on the former site of the Erie County Almshouse. Several buildings, including Hayes Hall, Townsend Hall, and Wende Hall were retained and renovated when the area was redesigned for the University. The first building constructed was Foster Hall in 1921. For more information see Introduction to the South Campus.

Provided below is a listing of existing South Campus structures by their current names (former and familiar names are also included for clarity). Many of the building names were relocated to new structures on the University's North Campus in the 1970s and 1980s. The structures on South Campus were then renamed.


Alphabetical Listing of Buildings on UB's South Campus

Abbott Hall

(known as the Health Sciences Library) -- formerly Lockwood Memorial Library


Allen Hall

-- formerly Baird Hall


Beck Hall

-- formerly University Bookstore, Faculty Club


Bethune Hall


Cary Hall

-- formerly Health Sciences Building


Clark Memorial Gymnasium


Clement Hall


Crosby Hall


Diefendorf Hall


Farber Hall

-- formerly Medical-Dental Building, Capen Hall


Foster Hall


Goodyear Residence Hall

Harriman Hall

-- formerly "Old" Norton Union


Hayes Hall

Howe Research Building


Kapoor Hall

-- formerly Acheson Hall


Kimball Tower

-- formery Tower Hall


MacDonald Hall


MacKay Heating Plant


Michael Hall


Parker Hall

-- formerly Engineering Building


Pritchard Residence Hall

-- formerly Cooke Residence Hall


Schoellkopf Hall


Sherman Hall


Squire Hall

-- formerly "New" Norton Union


Townsend Hall

-- formerly Biology Building


Wende Hall

-- formerly Hochstetter Hall Temporary Buildings


Other University at Buffalo building information webpages:

See a list of the University's buildings maintained on the University's main site.