Larkin Power House
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Larkin Power House
David Torke, Fix Buffalo; Chris Schmidt; Chris Hawley
Larkin Lofts LLC, Jim Cornell.
Four story brick daylight factory style powerhouse
- Built 1902
- At construction, the smokestack was the tallest in the city at 275 feet Hydraulics Press
- The height of the smokestack was halved by a lightning strike a few decades ago Hydraulics Press
Recent Events and Actions Taken
- April 2014 - Rumors of impending or planned demolition surface after a section of facade bricks are removed.
- April 24, 2014 - City of Buffalo building inspector Kevin Coyne posted a stop-work order on the building.
- April 24, 2014 - Preservation Buffalo Niagara: "We just got off the phone with Larkin Powerhouse owner Jim Cornell and he assured us that the bricks were removed for a structural analysis of the building as part of the plan to rehabilitate the building. There is NO intention to demolish the Powerhouse. Executive Director Tom Yots and I went to the site today and the bricks are neatly stacked on a pallet and have been carefully removed."
- April 29, 2014 - The Campaign for Greater Buffalo reported that 'an architectural firm retained by Krog filed for a permit to remove more brick from the building, and Krog partner Jim Cornell let it be known that demolition bids had been solicited.'
- May 2014 - C4GB submitted an application for local landmark status for the entire Larkin District. The Buffalo Preservation Board adopted the application and voted unanimously to recommend that the Larkin Historic District be created.
- July 22, 2014 - The Common Council unanimously approved the application for the Larkin Historic District
Other Pertinent Facts
- Larkin Historic District application
- Hydraulics Press, December 2008 - The smokestack...
- fixBuffalo, April 2014 - Larkin Power House, Demolition or Preservation?
- C4GB, May 2014 - Campaign Stops Demo Work at Larkin Powerhouse, Owners Confirm Bids Sought for Demo, Campaign seeks Larkin Historic District
- fixBuffalo, July 2014 - Larkin Power House - Demolition or Preservation Part II
- fixBuffalo, July 2014 - Larkin Power House - Demolition or Preservation Part III
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Added 2014-04-24 • Last changed 2014-10-21