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Kremlin Hall

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Photo credit: Library of Congress via WNY Heritage Press, Mark Paradowski

Location

18 West Eagle Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Was part of Kremlin Block, now part of a larger 350 Main Street parcel
SBL: 111.13-15-4.1
Ellicott Council District
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Across from DS Morgan Building and 194 Pearl Street

Owner

VIOLET REALTY INC C/O MAIN PLACE LIBERTY GROUP per City of Buffalo Property Information
Search NYS Corporation Database for VIOLET REALTY

Physical Description

Four story brick building on a corner parcel

Current Condition

Demolished. The street and this whole block of W. Eagle Street, the "Kremlin Block," is now part of the Main Place Mall footprint now.

History

  • 1854-55, Dr. N.H. Loomis and Oliver Bugbee built the 4-story Kremlin Hall for stores, offices and a public hall
  • 1856 - Frederick Douglass and later William Lloyd Garrison spoke here
  • February 28, 1875 - Fire destroys upper floors, but building is repaired
  • At various points, renters included the YMCA, a shoe shine, DuBois Tavern, a tailor, and a Deco restuarant
  • 1963 - Erie County Savings Bank purchased the property as part of their Main Place Mall/Tower project
  • 1965 - Demolished
History courtesy WNY Heritage Press

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Added 2013-12-06 • Last changed 2014-06-04