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Location

498 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202 ‎
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Fillmore Council District
SBL: 100.78-1-14.1
Erie County Property Info
County Tax Map (loads GIS page)
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Also known as 506 Delaware Avenue

Owner

506 DELAWARE AVE ASSOC,LLC C/O CRAIG P. SCARUPA per propertyviewer
Jim Jerge
NYS Corporation and Business Entity Database

Physical Description

54,000 sq.ft. Second Empire style mansion and office/gym addition. Half of the Delaware Avenue facade is an addition to the original mansion. The 47,000 sq.ft. addition, which included an auditorium, swimming pool and a gym, were added in the early 1960's.

Current Condition

Renovated once as office space and again for apartments.

History

  • 1870 - Built by industrialist Chillion M. Farrar
  • 1916 - Purchased by the Knights of Columbus. They still occupy space in the building in 2013.
  • Mid-1980s - Joseph Deck purchased the building and remodeled it into offices.
    • The Private Industry Council of Buffalo and Erie County occupied the original building for several years.
    • The rear addition had been occupied by the Downtown Athletic Club

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • March 2003 - Jim Jerge purchased and rehabbed the building, include facade work to expose previously painted brick.
  • 2006 - Listed for sale for $1.3 million
  • 2013 - Jerge is planning a $6 million conversion to put 25 apartments into unused space

Other Pertinent Facts

Located in the Allentown Historic Preservation District

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Added 2013-07-23 • Last changed 2014-03-13