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Gutman Building

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Gutman Building. Photo by Buffalo Rising


133 S. Division Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
133-135 S. Division Street, southeast corner of S. Division and Elm streets
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SBL: 111.71-1-1.1
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133 SOUTH DIVISION, LLC per propertyviewer

  • DOS ID #: 4254196
  • Filing Date: JUNE 05, 2012

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Roger Trettel purchased the building in Sept. 2012

Physical Description

Five-story, 23,000 sq.ft. brick building.

Current Condition

Most of the buildings windows are boarded up, but it remains in use. Long standing tenants Gallagher and Bates Jackson still occupy portions of the building.


  • 1909 - Constructed by Nathan Gutman and William Sperling for the manufacture of men's and boy's trousers.
  • 1910 - Bates Jackson Printers and Engravers becomes another tenant.
  • 1919 - Gutman and Sperling go out of business. Primary tenants are Bates Jackson and an artisan jewelry collaborative.
  • 1940s - Gallagher Elevator moved into ground floor.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • Sept 2012 - Roger Trettel purchase building for $375,000 from Digital@BatesJackson LLC. Plans call for 12-16 residential units and some loft-style office space.
  • September 2014 - $3.8 million project will be known as the Buffalo Green Technology Center (BGTC).

Other Pertinent Facts

  • 2012 plans would include the renovation of a 2 story carriage house in the rear that was originally associated with a mansion on the property before construction of the Gutman Building


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Added 2013-02-06 • Last changed 2015-01-19