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Bemis / Ransom House

Photo credit: Buffalore, Kim Smith


267 North Street, Buffalo, NY 14201
SBL: 100.69-6-8
Ellicott Council District
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Physical Description

Per, it is a Flemish Renaissance Queen Anne home

Current Condition

In original condition and in use


  • 1885 or 1886 - Designed by Joseph Lyman Silsbee and James Marling, built for John Muzzy Bemis and his wife, Mary.
    • "Mr. Bemis owned a wholesale lumber company in downtown Buffalo until 1891 when the family moved to Pennsylvania...Bemis was a lumber baron who accumulated great wealth selling the abundant timber from area forests. The exquisite interior woodwork reflects Bemis's career success."
  • 1955-1981 - "Mr. and Mrs. Philip W. Ransom lived in the house. Mr. Ransom's career centered on real estate and investments. He was a descendant of Asa Ransom, an early settler of Western New York."
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Part of the Allentown Historic District


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Added 2017-01-04 • Last changed 2017-01-04