St. Mary's Lyceum


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215 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14204
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SBL: 111.56-1-46.1
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Across from: Broadway Armory/Auditorium, and 180-200 Broadway
Next to, and originally part of, St Marys RC Church


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Physical Description

Three-story, 27,000 sq.ft. Classical Revival building. Built to be fireproof, it originally held three bowling alleys, a swimming pool, a library, a large auditorium, a billiard/card room, a gymnasium, hot/cold showers, a symmetrical façade, gable roof, and pilaster-supported pediment. Buffalo Spree

Current Condition

As of 2012, second floor space was still being used by Belmont Contracting. The owner, Bruce Baird, says repairs to the roof and terra-cotta exterior will soon be required, but the interior is dry.


  • 1844 - St. Mary’s founded when Broadway was still "Batavia Street"
  • 1909 - The Lyceum was constructed by the Most Holy Redeemer society, founders of St. Mary’s.
  • 1930s - Became classroom space for St. Mary’s Business School
  • 1970 - Became a health/social services center and office space
  • 1986 - St. Mary's Church fire
  • 1991 - Lyceum purchased by Belmont Contracting

Recent Events and Actions Taken

Other Pertinent Facts


Owner Bruce Baird: “We’re not in the mode to be able to rehab the whole building. We want to hold it together so that someone else can come along and rehabilitate it— we would love to have someone step forward to do more with the building.” Buffalo Spree


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Added 2013-07-16 • Last changed 2018-12-22