Jansen Brothers Harness Shop


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173 Elm Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
SBL: 111.55-7-21
Ellicott Council District
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Next to: 177 Elm Street


Ellicott Development
9187 GROUP, LLC per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Carl and William Paladino's company, Ellicott Development, or corporations it controls: (Ellicott Group LLC, Pearl Group LLC, Huron Group Inc, Tupper Group Inc, Deltup LLC, Del-Al LLC, 84 Group, 1238 Group, 1239 Group, 4858 Group, 5277 Group, 9274 Group, etc.), owns these buildings or parcels of preservation concern (not a complete list):

You can also view this list at Ellicott's category page.

Physical Description

Four story brick commercial building

Current Condition

Interior renovation performed in 2015. Exterior still appears to need work.


  • 1897 - Built for Jansen Brothers Harness Shop
  • Keiser & Boasberg Tobacco Warehouse per Buffalo Rising (2017 article)

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2014 - Ellicott Development announces $1.8 million plan to convert building into two floors of offices and five apartments. The commercial space would be leased by a non-profit job training agency, the Service Collaborative of Western New York
  • 2014 - Ellicott redevelopment plan receives $65,800 in tax breaks from the IDA.
  • May 2015 - Ellicott leased commercial first floor space to The Service Collaborative, and converted the upper floors into 5 apartments. The exterior appears to still be in rough shape.

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Per separate tax breaks sought by Ellicott from the City of Buffalo: 'The building currently pays less than $1,400 a year in taxes, but is expected to generate an additional $72,000 in city and county taxes during the 12 years covered by the property tax abatement. '


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