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Sciandra's Toyland

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Photo credit: Joe Sparacio via Forgotten Buffalo, Mike Puma ViewsOfBuffalo

Location

1787 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14211
SBL: 101.48-5-4
Fillmore Council District
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Adjacent to: 1799 Genesee Street

Owner

LOVE ALIVE FELLOWSHIP FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Physical Description

One story 10,000 sq.ft. brick commercial building

Current Condition

Facade has been heavily altered or covered. Use unknown.

History

  • Sciandra's Toyland, founded by Carl Sciandra
  • 'During the 50s & 60s, Carl Sciandra was known as Buffalo's "Toy King."
  • 1959 - 'Sciandra opened a 2nd location in Dunkirk and during the holidays operated an annex location near the corner of Broadway & Fillmore.'
History courtesy Forgotten Buffalo

Recent Events and Actions Taken

Other Pertinent Facts

  • His famous Toyland store featured 10,000 square feet of retail space, making it the largest toy store in Western New York. Forgotten Buffalo

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Added 2014-02-19 • Last changed 2017-01-06