Gothic Hall / The Nimrod


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Photo credit: WNY Heritage Press, Buffalo History Museum, Mark Paradowski


189 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
SBL: 111.17-6-1.111
Ellicott Council District
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Physical Description

Four story gothic styled factory and retail storefront.

Current Condition

Demolished. Both sides of the entire 100 block of Main were knocked down in the 1960s for Marine Midland Tower / HSBC Tower / One Seneca and its sprawling empty plazas.


  • 1843 - Built as Gothic Hall for William A. Carland
    • Carland came from Boston to establish a factory to manufacture men's clothing. On the upper floors was his factory, which employed 300 tailors.
    • By 1860, his firm was known as Carland and Beirne
  • By 1898, the building was owned by Salem LeValley, owner of the Hazard Powder Company, and became a sporting goods store.
  • By 1920, it was owned by M.M. Kirshner, who ran a novelties store.
  • Location of the Nimrod bar in the mid 1900s
  • 1967 - Demolished
History courtesy WNY Heritage Press

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Added 2014-05-14 • Last changed 2017-02-01