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245 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
SBL: 111.70-3-1.1
Fillmore Council District
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Now part of same parcel as: Hotel Buffalo
Next to: Coal & Iron Exchange Building
Near: Sweet, Cook, & Co.
Across from: Marine National / Main Seneca Building


City of Buffalo per City of Buffalo Property Information

Physical Description

Three story stone and brick Renaissance palace architecture, located on a corner parcel

Current Condition

Demolished. Was a vacant lot for two decades until a baseball stadium was built.


  • Built 1855
    • Architect Ammi B. Young, Supervising Architect to the United States Treasury Department
  • Remodeled 1885.
  • Served as a post office and court.
  • The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York met here until the creation of the Western District in 1900.
  • The U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York met here from 1900 until 1903.
  • Demolished 1965
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