Broadway Arsenal / Auditorium / Garage
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Photos: Campaign for Greater Buffalo, Christopher Byrd Broadway Fillmore Alive, Joe Sparacio
City of Buffalo. This building is the City's Public Works Garage.
Functioning City Public Works Garage.
- Armory built on plot of land between Broadway and William in 1858.
- Extension built out to Broadway in 1884.
- Renovated as a convention hall and auditorium in 1909.
- Used by the Army in WWII.
- Converted to a Public Works depot in 1952.
- Remnants of the original armory and auditorium are visible from the interior.
Recent Events and Actions Taken
- February 25, 2015, Buffalo News: "[Buffalo Mayor Byron] Brown said the plan would be to remove snowplows, garbage trucks and construction equipment from the burgeoning neighborhood near the current facility in the African-American Tourism Corridor. Not only would operations prove more efficient and workers be safer and more comfortable in a new facility, he said, but the removal of the vintage 1890 structure on Broadway would prove ideal for new development."
Other Pertinent Facts
- Buffalo’s oldest continuously occupied civic building.
- World's oldest existing structure that has hosted professional hockey.
- WNYHeritagePress - Broadway Arsenal / Broadway Auditorium
- Buffalo Rising, April 2011 - Brown and Franczyk add Broadway Barns to Lengthy Demo List
- C4GB, February 2012 - City Wants to Demo Old Broadway Arsenal - Campaign Has An Alternative
- New York Times, February 2012 - In Buffalo, Hockey History Survives (Barely) In What Was The Broadway Auditorium
- Buffalo News, February 2015 - Buffalo to seek state’s help to create public works campus
- Daily Public, April 2015 - Bring Back the Broadway Auditorium
Added 2013-01-21 • Last changed 2016-11-15