Heywood Wakefield Company Building


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1926 corner of Carroll St and Wells St vs 2013 view of elevated 190 ramp


24 Wells Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Wells Street no longer exists and Carroll Street is cut 3 blocks short. The Parcel no longer exists.
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Next to: McLeod's Hotel
Across from: Burt & Sindele Candies


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Physical Description

Ornate six story brick industrial building on a corner parcel

Current Condition

Demolished. Nearly 8 full city blocks were cleared and combined into empty parcels, elevated ramps, and surface parking.


  • 1826 - Heywood Brothers (Walter, Levi, Seth, Benjamin and William) furniture was established
  • 1855 - Wakefield Company was established
  • 1897 - The rival companies merged to form Heywood Brothers & Wakefield Company
  • 1899 - The company's Buffalo warehouse opens under the management of William R. Waters
  • 1921 - Name change to Heywood-Wakefield Company
  • 1979 - The company dissolves after filing for bankruptcy
  • 1992 - South Beach Furniture bought the remnants of Heywood-Wakefield from bankruptcy court, re-registered the name and logo, and are still operating under that name today

Recent Events and Actions Taken

Other Pertinent Facts

  • The company's 1863 complex in Gardner, Massachusetts was added to the National Historic Register in 1983.


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Added 2013-08-09 • Last changed 2014-09-25