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Kamman Building

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Kamman Building, photo by Mike Puma

Location

755 Seneca Street Buffalo, NY 14210
Immediately to the East of Larkin Square.
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Fillmore Council District
SBL: 122.26-2-3
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Next to: 775 Seneca Street , Larkin 'U' Building
Across from: Nauland Building and F. X. Winkler & Sons Building

Owner

KAMMAN GROUP LLC per propertyviewer
NYS Corporation and Business Entity Database

Physical Description

Designed and built some time between 1878 and 1883. 13,000 sq.ft. four story brick building designed in the Romanesque Renaissance style by architect F. W. Caulkins.

Current Condition

History

  • The property was owned by the Kamman family until 1916, when it was sold to the Larkin Company.
  • A post office substation was located in the building starting in 1893.
  • Former home of a soda fountain, drug store, meat shop, medical offices, apartments, and a U. S. Post Office for the Larkin Company.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2000's - Had been vacant for more than ten years
  • 2009/2010 - The architecture firm of Chaintreuil | Jensen | Stark performed a $2 million renovation and made it the firm's headquarters.

Other Pertinent Facts

  • It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.
  • Located within Buffalo's oldest manufacturing district, the Hydraulics Neighborhood.
  • Sept 2009 - Nomination for State and Local Register of Historic Places submitted for Hydraulics on a Multiple Property Documentation Form, laying the groundwork for property owners to designate other buildings in the neighborhood as historic.

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Added 2013-01-15 • Last changed 2015-01-23