Roanoke Building


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Roanoke Building

Photo credit: Buffalo Rising


204 South Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201
Southwest corner of Elmwood and Chippewa
Also known as 206 Elmwood Avenue
SBL: 111.37-6-7
Fillmore Council District
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Next to: Watkins Apartment Building
Across from: Hutch-Tech High School


EVERGREEN FOUNDATION OF THE per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Physical Description

Five story Venetian Gothic-style brick building, on a corner parcel

Current Condition

Appears original and in use


  • 1901 - Built by John S. Rowe, likely as an apartment building, and used as a Pan American Exposition hotel.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2006 - The Evergreen Association, a not-for-profit that also oversees four affiliated agencies (Evergreen Foundation, Evergreen Health Services, PRIDE Center of WNY, and Alianza Latina), moves in to the building.
  • post-2006 - "Evergreen has assembled an urban campus of sorts in the Historic West Village. The agency has been located in the Roanoke since 2006 (below). Evergreen later purchased and expanded into an 1850′s Victorian residence at 200 S. Elmwood and the Watkins Apartment building at 170 W. Chippewa Street. Evergreen purchased the Prospect Avenue Baptist Church at the northeast corner of Georgia Street and Prospect Avenue in late 2011. The sanctuary at 262 Georgia Street and adjoining properties at 71 and 73 Prospect Avenue were purchased for $115,000 from the Prospect Avenue Baptist Society." Buffalo Rising
  • 2007 - Evergreen drew up plans for a 21,000 sq.ft. addition between the Roanoke and Watkins buildings, but the project was later shelved due to funding concerns during the recession.
  • October 2014 - "Evergreen Health Services has revived plans to expand its headquarters on S. Elmwood Avenue. A five-story, $10 million addition is planned for a parking lot behind the historic Roanoke Building." Buffalo Rising

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Located in the West Village Historic Preservation District
  • The design on top that looks almost native American is a replica from the Dogesí Palace in Venice. Buffalo Rising


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