The Bell Telephone Company Building


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Photo credit: Buffalo Evening News, Mark Paradowski


24 West Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14202 ‎
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SBL: 111.17-6-1.111
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Next to: JF Haven Building
Near: John D. Smith Gas Fixtures
Across from: The Curtiss Block, Board of Trade Building


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Physical Description

Current Condition

Demolished. Two full city blocks were cleared in the 1960s for an empty plaza and a tower that blocks Main Street


  • 1879 - The Bell Telephone Company of Buffalo was organized at Main and North Division
  • 1885 - The company moved to its location at Seneca and Pearl

Recent Events and Actions Taken

Other Pertinent Facts

  • The president of the company, Colonel Henry Watson, was also known as "the father of Buffalo's street railway system"


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Added 2013-08-16 • Last changed 2018-05-01