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454 Connecticut Street

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454 Connecticut Street
454 Connecticut Street
454 Connecticut Street
454 Connecticut Street

454 Connecticut Street 2011 vs 2013
Photo: Frits Abell, Chris Hawley, Bob Caico, Newell Nussbaumer

Location

454 Connecticut Street, Buffalo NY 14213
Northwest corner of Connecticut and Sixteenth
SBL: 99.60-3-28
Niagara Council District
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Also known as 132 Sixteenth Street

Owner

Islamic Cultural Association of WNY, per City of Buffalo Property Information
Search NYS Corporation Database for ISLAMIC CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN NEW YORK, INC.
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Physical Description

2 1/2 story frame house. Adjacent (across a parking lot) to the Islamic Cultural Center, the owner.

Current Condition

Demolished, without completing the process for obtaining demolition. It appears the owner wished to expand their existing parking lot.

History

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2012 - Building appeared vacant but sealed
  • 2013 - Previously intact windows removed and building left exposed to the elements
  • 11/15/2013 - A demolition permit was requested. The demolition contractor will appear at the Preservation Board meeting December 5, 2013.
  • 12/5/2013 - Preservation Board: "Application is missing the following information - Sanborn maps, interior colored photos, & data construction. Chairman will write a letter to the (Permits & Inspections) Commissioner regarding why the Board is tabling this demolition request."
  • 12/14/2013 - DEMOLISHED by Hannah Demolition.
  • 1/2/2014 - Preservation Board meeting discussed why permit office approved/issued a demo permit, unbeknownst to the Board. The office reportedly 'misinterpreted' the start time of the required waiting period required by charter once the Preservation Board is notified and makes a ruling. The clock should not have even started yet, as the application to the board was incomplete and unable to be ruled upon.
    • "HANNAH DEMOLITION DEMOLISHED THIS PROPERTY WITHOUT ACTION BEING TAKEN BY THIS BOARD ON 12/16/2013."

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Added 2013-11-10 • Last changed 2016-10-09