Victor's Furniture [Genesee St] / Majestic Theatre

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313 Pearl Street Buffalo NY 14202
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SBL: 111.46-1-1.11
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Next to: Genesee Hotel Building
Across from: original YMCA/YWCA Building, Star Theater, Y.M.C.A. Building, YMCA Men's Hotel, 314 Pearl Street, 318 Pearl Street


E.C.I.D.A. C/O WEST GENESEE HOTEL per propertyviewer
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Physical Description

10 story white terra cotta building

Current Condition

Demolished in 1981. Replaced in part by an add-on building and vehicle drop-off to Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Genesee Building


  • Pearl Street Presbyterian Church constructed on site in 1848. It stood until 1909 when the congregation sold the land for their move down Main St.
  • The Majestic Theatre was built on the property in 1912 and stood until 1927.
  • The A. Victor & Company, a well-known buffalo furniture department store, built the Victor Building in 1927. It stood at the site until 1981.
  • In 1981, a bland extension of the Genesee Building was constructed on the site. Genesee Street, a vital east-west corridor of the city, was also blocked.

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Added 2013-02-05 • Last changed 2014-08-01