Newsboys Benevolent and Athletic Association

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Photo credit: Buffalo History Museum, PRS

Location

29 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
SBL: 111.69-2-8
Fillmore Council District
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Next to: Curtiss Block / Pearl Street Brewery
Across from: Buffalo Police Headquarters -original

Owner

NEWBERRY CONSTRUCTION CO INC per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Physical Description

Four story (inc. basement and attic) brick commercial building with arched wood windows, cornice, and mansard roof

Current Condition

Demolished. Surface parking lot.

History

  • Good-Speed Printing Co.
  • 1906 - "The Newsboys Benevolent and Athletic Association was incorporated in Buffalo as a social center and association for mutual benefit of newsboys, according to a 1921 directory of community services. It boasted a membership of more than 1,200 current and former newsboys, making it the largest organization of its kind in the world. The facility provided a gym, reading room, games and dances in an effort to keep the boys safely off the streets at night." Buffalo.com-

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Added 2019-07-30 • Last changed 2019-07-30