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Photo credit: PRS, David Torke fixBuffalo

Location

238 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14202
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Fillmore Council District
SBL Number: 111.69-3-4.1
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Adjacent to: Bank Of Buffalo, and Board of Trade Building
Across from: Marine National Bank, The Peoples Bank Building, and the JF Haven Building

Owner

Allpro Parking LLC as of June 2017
MAIN/SENECA OF WESTERN NEW YORK INC per propertyviewer
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Physical Description

13 story, L-shaped high-rise office building constructed to wrap around the Bank of Buffalo. It had a rigid steel frame, brick facade, and was designed in the Beaux-Arts style by E. B. Green & W. S. Wicks

Current Condition

Demolished in 1986. The site has remained "shovel-ready" surface parking through 2013.

History

Constructed in 1905 to wrap around the smaller Bank of Buffalo building.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2013 - Per Buffalo Urban Development Corp (BUDC) and Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), the property is available for sale through Tim Malchow/Ed McGinn, Ciminelli Real Estate Corp
  • 2017 - Sold by Ciminelli Real Estate Corp to Allpro Parking LLC for $1.25 million, which has no plans for construction. Paul Ciminelli is part-owner of Allpro.

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Part of the Joseph Ellicott Historic Preservation District
  • The Bank of Buffalo building was damaged during the Chamber of Commerce demolition, and was later taken down as well.

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Added 2013-11-25 • Last changed 2017-06-26