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Remington Lofts, North Tonawanda

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Remington Lofts, North Tonawanda
Photo credit: Lumber City, Remington Tavern

Location

184 Sweeney Street, North Tonawanda NY 14120
An adaptive reuse project - "Remington Lofts on the Canal".
SBL Number: 185.09-1-21
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Owner

The Kissling Interests

Physical Description

167,000 square foot brick factory building, built in 1885.

Current Condition

Adaptively reused.

History

  • Chris Schmidt, Buffalo Rising, July 2011: "The 167,000 sq.ft. complex at 184 Sweeney Street was built in 1885 and originally contained Power House No. 4 of the Buffalo and Niagara Falls Electric Railway Co. The Herschell-Spillman company, the largest manufacturer of carousels for some time, moved into the building in 1899. In 1951, Remington Rand, an office equipment manufacturer, bought the complex. Remington Rand produced the world’s first mainframe computer for the U.S. Census Bureau there but mostly used the building to manufacture typewriters. It closed in the 1970s."

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • Kissling spent $20 million to renovate the former Remington Rand complex, with 79 apartment units and commercial space overlooking the Erie Canal.

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