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Derrick Building / Artspace

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Photo credit: 1914 Greater Bflo & Niagara Frontier book,
1983/2007 David Torke fixBuffalo, and Preservation Studios

Location

1219 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209
Google Bird's Eye View
Ellicott Council District
SBL: 100.55-3-1.1
Erie County Property Info
County Tax Map (loads GIS page)
City of Buffalo Parcel Viewer

Owner

ARTSPACE AFFORDABLE FAMILY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUND INC. per propertyviewer
NYS Corporation and Business Entity Database

Physical Description

118,000 sq.ft. (including newly constructed housing) five story brick daylight factory building

Current Condition

Renovated into 60 live/work space for artists and cultural organizations - 36 in the factory and 24 in six newly constructed buildings on vacant land behind the factory

History

  • 1911 - Built as a factory for the Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company
  • Later housed a printing business

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 1990s - Vacant for 15 years
  • 2004 - The City of Buffalo invites Artspace to redevelop the building
  • 2008 – $17.6 million rehabilitation completed. Project architect: Hamilton Houston Lownie Architects
  • 2011 - Artspace demolished an adjacent building at 1217 Main Street that they had previously purchased and invested in with a new roof

Other Pertinent Facts

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004

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Added 2013-07-02 • Last changed 2015-06-15