Tonawanda Municipal Building
Tonawanda Municipal Building, April 2013
|Location||2919 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, New York|
|Area||Less than one acre|
|Built by||John W. Cowper, Co., Inc.|
|Architect||Green and James|
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|NRHP reference No.||13000370|
|Added to NRHP||June 12, 2013|
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It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
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