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Location

125 Cherry Street Buffalo, NY 14204
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.32-6-6
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Owner

The Evergreen Foundation
NYS Corporation and Business Entity Database

Physical Description

Five story, eight bay, red brick, "L" shaped, flat roofed 67,700 sq.ft. industrial building. It is an example of "slow burn" masonry and wood factory construction.

Current Condition

History

  • Constructed in two phases, 1901–1902 and 1906-1907. Design by architect Louis Saenger

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • August 2009 - Rocco Termini and John Olenick, President/CEO of ENrG, announced a plan to perform a $6.8 million restoration
  • October 2010 - The previous restoration plan was not enacted, and it was put back on the market for $825,000
  • July 2012 - Reportedly under contract and will be re-purposed according to Buffalo Rising
  • August 7, 2013 - The Evergreen Foundation purchased the building from Buffalo Sonic Blinds for $750,000. Plans call for a renovation with historic preservation tax credits to produce mostly residential units
  • February 2015 - The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York has awarded a $1,036,000 grant to The Evergreen Foundation for their 56-apartment renovation project
    • 'Additional financing will be provided by the Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation, New York State and Federal Historic Tax Credits, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, the New York State Housing Finance Agency and Homes for Working Families.' Buffalo Rising

Other Pertinent Facts

  • It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010

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Added 2013-01-15 • Last changed 2016-10-14