Allsafe Company Building

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Allsafe Company Building. Photos by Matthew Aungst and Christopher Byrd

Location

1105 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212
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Fillmore Council District
SBL: 112.29-7-4.1
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Next to: Rivoli Theatre and 1093 Broadway
Across from: T.J. Puchalski Florist

Owner

Saleh A. Mohamed per City of Buffalo Property Information
Saleh A. Mohamed owns the following neighboring buildings: 1111 Broadway , 1105 Broadway , 1093 Broadway , 1096 Broadway

Physical Description

2 story brick commercial building

Current Condition

Demolished June 9, 2013. The owner wished to demolish the built-to-the-curb structure in lieu of a suburban style strip mall plaza.

History

  • Constructed in 1927 for Dr. John Nowak, optometrist, prominent member of Corpus Christi Church and son-in-law of Anthony Schreiber the brewer.
  • It was later used by the AllSafe Company building, at which point the signage was added to give the building its current name.
  • The suburban style building to the east was built on the combined parcel after the Rivoli Theatre was demolished in 1984.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • March 19, 2013 - Demolition plans announced
  • March 21, 2013 - Tommaso Briatico Architects -
"Iím very sorry, I would have loved to have seen this building saved, it has been vacant for many years, and the owner would like to generate a new larger scale one story building and he is absolutely not receptive to reworking the existing two story building. We have all of our approvals, thru the planning board, and building department. We even have the demolition and asbestos survey completed and submitted to the State as required for abatement. It is to (sic) late for re-consideration, although I pushed for saving the building months ago, during my early building evaluation." - emailed to Frits Abell
  • May 2013 - Preservation Board votes with a recommendation against demolition.

*June 9, 2013 - Building demolished.

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Added 2013-03-19 • Last changed 2019-02-18