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Peerless Mill / Hi Temp Fab / John Labatt House

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Photo credit: Mike Puma ViewsOfBuffalo, Buffalo News


79 Perry Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
SBL: 122.05-4-1
Fillmore Council District
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Next to: Benlin Warehouse / 95 Perry and Iron Works
Near: 41 Perry Street
Across from: Public School 3


Pegula Sports and Entertainment
Formerly MCKENDRY SHELLEY per City of Buffalo Property Information

Physical Description

5 story, 79,030 sq.ft. brick industrial building on a corner parcel

Current Condition

Appears to be fairly original, intact, and in use. The first floor window openings have been modified and the brick has been painted and is fading. The rear portion appears to have been a later addition to the complex.


  • 1914 - Built for Peerless Mill Supply Co.
    • Peerless Inc still operates in the building in 2017, but will be moving due to the building sale.
  • Long time location of Hi-Temp Fabrication

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • February 2014 - Cobblestone Historic District, previously just a local designation, becomes certified and obtains access to state/national historic tax credits based on application completed by Preservation Studios for the owners of Iron Works: Sam Savarino, Roger Trettel, Ed Plata, and Dan Mania
  • May 2016 - The building is under contract for new ownership, as "Pegula Sports & Entertainment has reached an agreement with John McKendry, owner of Hi-Temp Fabrication." Business First
  • April 2017 - 'Labatt USA confirmed that it will open a restaurant and small test brewery called the "John Labatt House". Labatt, which is also relocating its headquarters from Fountain Plaza to the facility's second floor, will be the anchor tenant.' Buffalo News

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Located in the Cobblestone Historic District
  • "Founded in Canada in 1847, Labatt has been importing beer into the United States since 1951, and it's now the nation's top-selling Canadian beer, particularly in the Great Lakes region closest to Canada. Labatt USA, which has the exclusive rights to import, market and sell Labatt beer in the United States, is separate from the original Canadian company, which is owned by Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev." Buffalo News


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Added 2014-02-28 • Last changed 2017-04-26