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UB building, former Niagara Falls school nominated for historic registries

A building on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus and a former school in Niagara Falls have been recommended for inclusion on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

UB’s Edmund B. Hayes Hall is a Georgian Revival-style structure that was converted from a former Erie County Almshouse building in 1925-26, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office said Wednesday in announcing the nominations.

The former South Junior High School, located on Portage Road in the Falls, was one of two junior high schools built in 1922 and 1923 to accommodate growing enrollment in the city, according to Cuomo’s office.

Both sites have been endorsed by the state Board for Historic Preservation. Once approved by the state historic preservation officer, the properties will be put on the state list. After that, they are nominated to the national registry and will undergo another review.