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William Hamlin House

Photo credit:, via "Views of Buffalo," PRS


1058 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209
SBL: 100.39-1-33
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Physical Description

Richardsonian Romanesque mansion

Current Condition

Demolished. Later replaced with a complex of buildings.


  • 1889 - Designed by architect Henry Burdett of Marling & Burdett, and built in 1889
  • 1931 - William Hamlin dies at age 81
  • 1932 - Kate Gates Hamlin, William's wife, dies
  • 1932-1937 - The house sits empty as it is difficult to sell during the Depression.
    • 3 daughters (Mrs. George A. Mitchell, Mrs. Susan Hamlin Follwell, and Mrs. Wilmot Griffis) resided at the nearby luxury apartments at 800 West Ferry
  • 1937 - Demolished via the book Buffalo's Delaware Avenue: Mansions and Families, by Edward T. Dunn

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Other Pertinent Facts

  • William's father Cicero Hamlin lived at 1335 Delaware Avenue, and his brother Harry lived at 1014 Delaware. All three were active in running American Glucose until it was sold in 1897. Buffalo's historic Hamlin Park district is named after land Cicero Hamlin owned as a horse track that was later developed into housing.
  • William's wife was Kate Gates, daughter of George Gates, the sleeping car magnate of 546 Delaware. The Gates family owned the Ellicott Square Building, and Gates Circle is named after them because of a donation for the fountain made by Kate's sister. via the book Buffalo's Delaware Avenue: Mansions and Families, by Edward T. Dunn


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