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Wagner Palace [Pullman] Car Complex

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Wagner Palace [Pullman] Car Complex. Photo by Historical Buffalo, Forgotten Buffalo

Location

1730 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212
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Lovejoy Council District
SBL: 101.19-1-5.1
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Next to: Pullman Co. Roundhouse
Near: NY Central West Shore Roundhouse, American Brake Shoe & Foundry Co., Pristachs Tavern
Across the tracks: Wildroot Building, National Grid 036

Owner

BUFFALO BUSINESS PARK, INC.
NYS Corporation and Business Entity Database

Physical Description

Series of railroad related buildings on 35.7 acres.

Current Condition

Still standing but boarded up and deteriorating

History

  • Webster Wagner invented his first palace car, "the first ever seen in America," in 1867.
  • The company became the second largest builder of sleeping cars in the United States.
  • The company was bought out by its competitor, The Pullman Palace Car Co., on Jan. 1, 1900.
  • The plant was in operation by Pullman until 1959.
  • For 30 years, it served hundreds of passenger trains that stopped at the Buffalo Central Terminal.
    History courtesy Forgotten Buffalo

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Added 2013-06-04 • Last changed 2016-09-18