Northampton and Masten Avenue (google map).
Corner and mid-block retail stores were the standard on Masten Avenue, two blocks from Main Street. Today the urban prairie continues to expand and is adjacent to the recent $100 million investment in City Honors and Performing Arts schools. Today only a barber shop, bar, corner store and auto repair shop remain.
Photos from this series are cross-posted on fixBuffalo's facebook page and archived here - Photo of the Day.