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Birge Mansion

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.Attach:Birge.jpg Birge Mansion. Photos by David Steele and Buffalo Rising

Location

33 Symphony Circle, Buffalo NY 14209
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Delaware Council District
SBL: 100.69-6-12
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Owner

Spadafora & Verrastro
BIRGE MANSION, LLC THE per propertyviewer
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Physical Description

Brick villa with two corner pavilions, flanking a central section, which incorporates three arched windows supported and separated by two tiers of Tuscan columns, and fronted by faux balustrades at the second floor.

Current Condition

Restored and in use

History

  • The Birge Mansion was commissioned by George Kingsley Birge, the son of Martin H. Birge, a local wallpaper manufacturer. George Birge was also a controlling interest in the Pierce-Arrow company. After being used as a residence it was used for many other purposes. The first non-residential use was in 1938 when it was used as a convent until 1957. After that it was used as an Elks Club for 20 years. However, in the mid-1970's it had fallen into disrepair and small fires had caused damages and there was talk of demolition. It was bought in 1982 by a small group of investors who restored the mansion which is now used as an office space.

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Other Pertinent Facts

  • Birge Mansion is modeled on a villa George Birge had seen while touring the Riviera.

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Added 2014-06-08 • Last changed 2014-06-08