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Haglund / Arcade Building (Jamestown)

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Photo credit: Save the Arcade & Jamestown Java FB pages,
City of Jamestown Assessment office


26 North Main Street, Jamestown, NY 14701
Also known as 26-32 North Main Street
SBL: 387.48-1-19
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Chautauqua County Property Info
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Next to: Murray/Sterns Building and 24 North Main Street


DDM Educational Center per Chautauqua County Property Information
NYS Corporation and Business Entity Database

Physical Description

4 story 38,500 sq.ft. Romanesque Revival brick commercial building which curves with the nearby railroad tracks. The interior is a true arcade style

Current Condition

Abandoned but secure. Much of the original interior and exterior detail remains.
The adjacent building 24 North Main Street was originally part of the Arcade, before fire damaged its upper floors and it became its own parcel.


  • 1890 - Listed as build year on county website
  • 1896 - Fire destroyed previous buildings on site
  • 1898 - Actual build year for the Arcade
  • 1927/1928 - Heavily damaged by fire. A pedimented ornament was removed from the roof.
  • 1950s - Another fire, this one costing 2 floors of the southern portion, now known as 24 North Main Street
  • Occupants have included physicians, dry goods dealers, jewelers, private clubs, theaters, offices, a dance studio, and other commercial uses.
    • Cornell and Reins' Home Furnishings
    • Hayes Printing Co.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • December 21, 2005 - Deed indicates a sale between the Arts Council for Chautaqua and Donna Morse for $25,000
  • November 14, 2008 - Deed indicates that DDM Educational Center took over as owner of the building, with sale price listed as $0
  • 2014 - Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Part of the Downtown Jamestown Historic District
  • Listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Jamestown doesn't have local landmarks).
  • Located on the site of Jamestown’s first grist mill
  • Via the NR Nomination:
'Arcade Building 1898 (Contributing) Four-story brick commercial building situated on the site of Jamestown’s first grist mill. The Arcade Building is named for the commercial spaces that surround its impressive interior atrium. Rounded arches provide the exterior with distinctive Romanesque Revival details. Each bay above the first story is composed of a pair of original one-over-one, double-hung windows, divided by brick pilasters. The building has rough stone sill and lintel courses and rough brick spandrel panels. Fourth story windows have round stone arches, above which sits a deteriorating cast-iron cornice. There is a rounded stone arch (featuring the name “Arcade”) and a balcony with cast-iron railing at the second floor above the central entrance. Heavily damaged by a fire in 1927/1928, a central pedimented ornament was removed from the roof. Storefronts have been altered and parts of the original first story detailing have been covered by storefront renovations. The interior atrium retains its iron balustrades and fluted columns, while other interior spaces retain considerable wood wainscoting, window surrounds, door surrounds and tin ceilings. The building has housed a wide variety of occupants including physicians, dry goods dealers, jewelers, private clubs, theaters, and other commercial uses.'
(courtesy Christina Lincoln)
  • DDM Educational Center has 2 address listed on the property viewer - 312 Park St. Jamestown NY 14701 and 3 N. Erie St. Mayville NY 14757
  • Total delinquent taxes as of Jan 2017: $48,428.56


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Added 2017-01-26 • Last changed 2017-01-27