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Location

395 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.13-14-1
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Next to: J.N. Adam / AM&As Department Store
Across from: Adam Meldrum & Anderson Department Store, 410 Main Street, Liberty Building, Western Savings Bank, German Insurance Building , Rand Building, Buffalo Public Library , and Hotel Lafayette

Owner

BRISBANE REALTY ASSOCIATES LLC C/O PROPERTY MGT. ASSOC. OF W per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Physical Description

Current Condition

History

  • 1890s - Fire destroys The Arcade building at 395 Main. It is replaced with the Brisbane Building.
  • 1893 - Edward Kleinhans and his brother Horace opened Kleinhans department store, and shortly there after move to the Brisbane Building
  • 1895 - Seymour Knox moves his five and dime store to the Brisbane. He later merged his 100+ stores with those of his cousin Frank Woolworth to form the F. W. Woolworth Company.
  • 1992 - Kleinhans Department Store closes after 100 years in Brisbane.
  • 1997 - Woolworth closes after 102 years in Brisbane.

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Other Pertinent Facts

  • At 54,000 sq.ft., Kleinhans was said to be the largest men's clothing store in the country.
  • Edward Kleinhans died in 1934, and left his estate to the city to build the Kleinhans Music Hall

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Added 2013-10-22 • Last changed 2017-06-19