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Byers Building / Saturn Rings Building

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Photo credit: Buffalo Rising, D Raphael Failla

Location

505 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.30-5-1
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Next to: 495 Pearl Street
Across from: 512 Pearl Street

Owner

Mark Croce
RHINO ROOM INC. per propertyviewer
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Croce's preservation related properties: Statler Hotel, CW Miller Livery Stable, Curtiss Building, The Continental, Universal International / Dino BBQ, and Saturn Rings Building

Physical Description

Six story brick commercial building

Current Condition

Appears to be in good condition but needs first floor facade restoration. Missing detailed cornice.

History

  • 1921 - Constructed for James Byers & Sons, a local film exchange
  • Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corporation
  • Later used by Saturn Jewelry company

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2000 - Sold for $200,000
  • 2012 - Had a sign, from Waterborne Real Estate, about offices for lease which has since been removed
  • March 2014 - Plans released for a mixed-use 3.4 to $6.5 million redevelopment, potentially anchored by as many as 30 apartments and first floor commercial space
  • June 2014: Via Buffalo Business First: Mark Croce has submitted a bid package to the Building Reuse Project "for his proposed redevelopment of the 505 Pearl Street building. Croce wants to bring a mix of residential and commercial tenants to the century-old building."

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Added 2013-08-28 • Last changed 2015-06-15