1225 Niagara Street


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June 2017

January 2018
Photo credit: John Straubinger, Buffalo Rising

1225 Niagara Street, Buffalo NY 14213


  • BB Properties of WNY LLC, Bill Breeser

Physical Description

  • Three story Italianate brick commercial building on a corner parcel.
    • 1,500 sq.ft. each on commercial first floor and 2-apartment residential second floor. Third floor is also an apartment.

Current Condition

  • Meticulously restored 2016-2018.


  • Built in 1877.
  • Functioned as a grocery and meat market with boarding rooms above.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • April 2015 - 'The project was awarded a $282,500 Buffalo Main Street Initiative grant from New York State under the Buffalo Main Street Initiative, which focuses on revitalization of neighborhood commercial districts. Funding is through the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal and administered by the Old First Ward Community Association. Redevelopment plans were prepared by Carmina Wood Morris.' Buffalo Rising
  • October 12, 2016 - Owner Bill Breeser has submitted plans for restoration, which were approved by the Planning Board.
    • Project involves the complete interior and exterior renovation of the property consistent with historic standards, local development plans and neighborhood initiatives. Plans include one first floor commercial unit (2,000 square feet) and three upper story residential units totaling 3,400 square feet.

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Breeser and his architects are seeking designation of a historic district between Niagara Street and the Belt Line Railroad, and are working with the State Historic Preservation Office to advance this objective.


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