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Location

90 Pearl Street Buffalo, NY 14202
Also known as 92 Pearl Street
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Fillmore Council District
SBL: 111.69-2-3
Erie County Property Info
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Next to: Curtiss Block, 86 Pearl Street , and the Dun Building
Across from: 93 Pearl Street Ramp

Owner

Rocco Termini, Signature Development
NYS Corporation and Business Entity Database

Termini also owns: Horton Coffee Building, Distillery Lofts, Houk Lofts, AM&A's Warehouse, Hotel Lafayette, Oak School Lofts

Physical Description

5 story 50,000 sq.ft. Richardsonian Romanesque commercial building. The facade is red brick with Medina sandstone trim.

Current Condition

Fully restored into apartments and then into a hotel

History

  • Built in 1888 by Jewett M. Richmond
  • Interior floors had collapsed prior to most recent renovation, demonstrating that a building is almost never 'too far gone'

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 1993 - Purchased by Ellicott Development
  • 1997 - Carl Paladino and Ellicott Development sought to demolish the building
    • "The (Preservation) Board rejected the demolition plan despite Paladino's plea that it could not be saved." Buffalo Rising
  • 2006 - Rocco Termini and Signature Development purchase the Webb building for restoration into apartments
  • 2007 - $9.2 million restoration designed by architects Carmina Wood Morris
  • 2012 - Apartments converted into a boutique hotel

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Part of the Joseph Ellicott Historic Preservation District

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Added 2013-01-08 • Last changed 2016-10-28