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American Savings Bank

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1970s or 1980s
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September 2013
Photo credit: Mike Puma ViewsOfBuffalo, Mark Paradowski

Location

11 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14203
Also known as 15 Genesee Street
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.46-9-4
Erie County Property Info
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Adjacent to: 5 East Huron , 9 Genesee Street , and 510 Washington Street
Across from: 545 Main Street

Owner

BUFFALO URBAN LEAGUE INC per City of Buffalo Property Information

Physical Description

Stripped Classical style commercial building on a corner parcel from 1930 remodeled to International Style in 1950

Current Condition

Original and in use

History

  • 1907 - American Savings Bank is founded
  • 1929 - Construction begins of new building at 15 Genesee
    • Designed by E.B. Green & Son - Albert Hart Hopkins
  • January 1930 - American Savings Bank moves into newly constructed building
  • 1933 or 1934 - American Savings merged with Buffalo Savings
  • 1934 - Niagara National Bank moves in
  • First National Bank takes over
  • 1950 - First National demolishes the original 1840s building at 11 Genesee for an expansion of 15 Genesee
    • Architect of the addition - James W. Kideney
History via Local Historic District nomination prepared by Martin Wachadlo and Francis Kowsky for Rocco Termini's Signature Development
  • Later used by M&T Bank

Recent Events and Actions Taken

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Located in the 500 Block local historic preservation district

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Added 2013-09-04 • Last changed 2018-01-22