White Building


Comments? Corrections? Send us a message about this building

White Building Erie St. Facade 1940 vs 2004. Also both sides from Shelton Sq. Photo via Palmers


298 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
SBL: 111.61-2-9
Fillmore Council District
Google Bird's Eye View
Erie County Property Info
County Tax Map (loads GIS page)
City of Buffalo Parcel Viewer

Adjacent to: Fidelity Trust Building and 300 Main Street
Across from: Ellicott Square Building,St Pauls Episcopal Church, St. Paul's Parish House, and 132 Pearl Street


MAIN AND CATHEDRAL DEVELOPMENT LLC per City of Buffalo Property Information
Search NYS Corporation Database for MAIN AND CATHEDRAL

Physical Description

Pair of eleven story commercial buildings that wrap around 300 Main Street. 101,400 square feet of space.

Current Condition



  • 1881 - The original White Building was constructed by Dr. James Platt White
  • 1905 - The original was torn down for a new double sided White Building facing both Main and Erie, built by Mrs. Mary Anna White. Later owned by S.P. and J.P. White.
  • Used by Weed & Co.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2001 - Purchased by Kissling Interests for $2.6 million
    • A $2 million renovation was planned to help lure new office tenants but it wasn't completed
  • 2009 - Law firm Damon & Morey move out of the building and head to Avant
  • 2012 - Kissling announced plans for a $6 million renovation to convert upper floors to high end apartments
  • March 2014 - Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. confirmed they will be partnering with the Kissling Interests LLC on a proposed $8 million plan for renovating the buildings top floors into at least 24 apartments.
  • June 2014, reported by Buffalo Business First: The Buffalo Building Reuse Project has received "a bid package from Kissling Interests, which along with Ciminelli Real Estate Corp., is turning the mixed-use Cathedral Place Building at 298 Main St. into one anchored by residential units."
  • December 2014 - Kissling approved for $750,000 in financing through the Buffalo Building Reuse (BBRP) Loan Program
  • February 2014 - Scheduled start of $12 million renovation

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Joseph Ellicott Historical District


Newest Pages

Added 2013-10-25 • Last changed 2015-04-21