(Original) Y.M.C.A. / Y.W.C.A. Building


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Photos courtesy: Jerry Malloy The Buffalo History Gazette, Mark Paradowski


305 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.46-10-2.11
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Portion of parcel falls under expanded address of 500 Main now

Next to: Union Bank Building
Across from: Star Theater, Y.M.C.A. Building, YMCA Men's Hotel, Victor's Furniture, and Hens & Kelly


1239 GROUP LLC per propertyviewer
NYS Corporation and Business Entity Database

Carl and William Paladino's company, Ellicott Development, or corporations it controls: (Ellicott Group LLC, Pearl Group LLC, Huron Group Inc, Tupper Group Inc, Deltup LLC, Del-Al LLC, 84 Group, 1238 Group, 1239 Group, 4858 Group, 5277 Group, 9274 Group, etc.), owns these buildings or parcels of preservation concern (not a complete list):

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Physical Description

Five story brick building on a corner parcel.

Current Condition

Demolished. Parking lot.


  • 1844 - The Young Men's Christian Association was founded in London, England
  • 1852 - The second American association was founded in Buffalo
  • 1884 - Construction of original YMCA building
  • 1903 - Original YMCA building was sold to the YWCA when the YMCA moved across the street.

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Added 2014-06-12 • Last changed 2018-10-04