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Charles H. Diefendorf Hall

photo of building
Location: South

Historical Note:

Diefendorf Hall houses several large lecture halls as well as other classroom teaching facilities.


Charles Haas Diefendorf (1890-1975) was a distinguished banker and prime mover in civic, philanthropic and cultural affairs in Buffalo. He was also a member of the University Council and General Administration Committee and a 1961 Chancellor's Medal recipient.

  • 1962 -- (September 1) Completion of Charles H. Diefendorf Hall
  • 1962 -- (October 1) Cornerstone Ceremony
Original Contractors: BAW Construction Co., Inc.
Construction Cost: $1,583,704
Original Size: 76,265 sq. ft.