Austin / Ticor Building


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110 Franklin Street, Buffalo NY 14202
Northwest corner of Franklin and Eagle.
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Next to: 77 West Eagle Street and 112 Franklin Street
Across from: 194 Pearl Street, Masonic Temple, 58 West Eagle Street, and County Hall


County of Erie.

Physical Description

Greek revival style.

Current Condition

Currently serves an an office building, many of the church aspects of the structure have been lost.


  • One of the oldest religious structures in Buffalo, it was built by Benjamin Rathbun in 1833 for the First Unitarian Church.
  • Suffers from early re-use. In 1880 it was converted into an office building with an addition of a third floor and an expansion of the Eagle Street facade.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Part of the Joseph Ellicott Historic Preservation District
  • Has been known by many names including: The First Unitarian Church, Title Guarantee Building, Austin Building, and the Ticor Building.
  • It is now an odd combination of church and office building. Due to this it will be difficult to preserve as a church, but instead may be able to be preserved as a pre-skyscraper office building.


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Added 2013-08-14 • Last changed 2014-09-24