321 East Delavan Avenue

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2013

BYP - September 14, 2013

Photos by Mike Puma ViewsOfBuffalo

Location

321 East Delavan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14208
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Adjacent to 317 East Delavan Avenue

Owner

EATON ASSOCIATES INC. per propertyviewer

Physical Description

Two story brick building; twin first floor storefronts with two second floor apartments

Current Condition

Boards up and vacant, fair roof - some water damage in rear. Partial basement is completely dry. The storefront configuration remains intact including large transom windows, plate glass displays, and a recessed center entry. Tin ceilings remain throughout the first floor. Mike Puma

History

  • 1926 - Built by Louis Spiegel
  • 1970 - Owner listed as STILLER JANE D ET AL
  • 1987 - Owner listed as SMITH LORETTA
  • 1992 - Owner listed as MARTONE A & HOLLINS G
  • 2000 - Owner listed as JOHNSON GEORGE

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2003 - Owner listed as CITY OF BUFFALO
  • 2004 - Owner listed as PHI OMEGA SCHOLARSHIP FOU
  • 2007 - Owner listed as DANIELS FREDERICK
  • May 2013 - For sale by owner
    • May 7, 2013 - Per Mike Puma: "The owner of this building currently owes about $2300 in taxes and user fees on the property and is willing to let it go for covering that payment and an additional $5000."
  • CALL FOR ACTION / VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Saturday September 14, 2013 - Buffalo Young Preservationists are holding a cleanup, from 10am to 2pm. Owner Freddy Daniels will provide delicious food for the volunteers. Email bypteam@gmail.com for more information or to RSVP.
  • September 2013 - Owner Fred Daniels of Freddy J's Barbecue is working hard to fix the building and make it a restaurant.
  • 2016 - Owner listed as EATON ASSOCIATES INC
  • January 2022 - City of Buffalo puts out demolition contract for the building. The Preservation Board and Hamlin Park Community Taxpayers Association were not notified of an intent to demolish. The notice for housing court was sent to address on file for previous owner of Eaton Associates who is now deceased. The company and building are now owned by a grandson. Current owner was cleaning out the interior and nearly under a sale contract when this notice came to his attention. The seller, buyer, and Hamlin Park CTA all oppose demolition. Demolition has been paused pending resolution of this issue.

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Located in the Hamlin Park Historic District, making rehab expenses eligible for a 20% to 40% tax credit
  • 2013 - The adjacent building at 317 East Delavan Avenue was for sale on Realty USA for $45,000 and was mentioned as active with a hair salon and apartment.

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Added 2013-05-07 • Last changed 2022-02-07