Karpeles Manuscript Museum - Porter Hall


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Karpeles Manuscript Museum - Porter Hall
Karpeles Manuscript Museum - Porter Hall
Karpeles Manuscript Museum - Porter Hall.

April 2021 roof damage
Photo credit: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, David Steele.


320 Jersey Street, Buffalo NY 14202
Also known as 453 Porter Avenue
Common Council District
SBL: 99.76-2-1
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Karpeles Manuscript Museum, per City of Buffalo Property Information
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The Karpeles organization also operates another museum building nearby, at 220 North Street.

Physical Description

Adaptively reused church.

Current Condition

Good, used as a museum.


Built as Plymouth Methodist Episcopal Church. Designed by Cyrus K. Porter. Converted into a manuscript museum.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • April 2021 - roof damage on tower, see photo above.

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Added 2013-11-13 • Last changed 2021-04-23