A gem for engineers, architects
It was once known as Mechanics Arts High School, then Buffalo Technical High School, before it eventually merged with another school to become one: Hutchinson-Central Technical High School. ¶ Hutch-Tech, for short. ¶ For the nearly 1,200 students who attend, it’s one of Buffalo’s top-performing high schools. For the rest of us, it’s that grand, brick-and-masonry building at 256 S. Elmwood Ave. near the corner of West Chippewa Street. ¶ In fact, when built in 1913, its Gothic Revival style was appropriate for academic buildings of the day, said Paul McDonnell, director of facilities planning, design and construction for the Buffalo Public Schools. ¶ “I love the building,” said McDonnell, who chairs the city’s Historic Preservation Board.