This from local historian Alan Baumgardner: “Snyder was named for Michael Snyder, a prominent local merchant and postmaster. By the 1890s, increases in population and improved modes of transportation, including the Buffalo and Williamsville Electric Railway trolley system built along Main Street in 1893, spurred the growth of neighborhoods away from Buffalo and into formerly rural areas. If I were to guess, perhaps this building was at Main & Harlem; the tracks in the photo were the trolley tracks that ran down Main Street.”
Well, this just takes the cake. I have posted other views of the Jacksonville post office (the building with the tower), but none with this spectacular border.
Suzhou Creek, also called Wusong River, passes through the Shanghai city center and is named for the neighboring city of Suzhou, the largest settlement in the area before the rise of Shanghai as a metropolis. Below, a less pastoral image of the creek, in Shanghai, with the central post office in the center of the background.