Tri-Main Center


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2495 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214
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Masten Council District
SBL: 89.44-1-1
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Adjacent to the Belt Line.
Across from: Chase & Baker


Tri-Main Development LLC.

Physical Description

Four to six story, 650,000 sq.ft. daylight factory complex with terracotta and brick facade

Current Condition


  • The Tri-Main Center was constructed by one of the most renowned architects of daylight factories, Albert Kahn. It was built for the Trico Corporation. It is one of the largest examples of this type of architecture remaining in Buffalo today.
  • It currently houses many small businesses, offices, art studios and exhibition space, as well as a restaurant. This building is a prime example of adaptive reuse of historic structures.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • March 2015 - 'The owners of Buffalo’s Tri-Main Center plan to spend as much as $1.5 million to install landscaping on part of the roof and a rainwater-collection system on the rest of it, in an effort to make the enormous mixed-use facility more environmentally friendly. Another portion of the project calls for installing permeable pavement in the sprawling parking lot, “so instead of water just collecting in the parking lot and flowing into the sewer,” it will filter into the ground.' The Buffalo News

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Added 2014-06-10 • Last changed 2015-04-03