United Projector Building


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Photo credit: David Torke fixBuffalo, Mark Paradowski, John Straubinger


228 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.37-4-5
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Next to: 220 Franklin Street, Hotel Villa Nova


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Physical Description

Two story commercial building with terra-cotta facade

Current Condition

First floor facade covered or ruined by dry-vit alterations, second floor windows are too small for original openings, recently had its terra-cotta ruined with paint


  • Former United Projector location
  • Former Social nightclub location

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2009 - Social nightclub opened
  • May 2017 - After sitting vacant for a few years, some terrible exterior renovations were applied with the opening of MES Lounge. The beautiful, original terra-cotta trim of the facade was painted black, which will be difficult if not impossible to remove.

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Added 2013-08-28 • Last changed 2017-05-26