St. Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Home / MusicMall


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Land included with 1877 purchase

Per 1898 'History of Germans of Buffalo & Erie County'

Expanded open porch and balcony

With enclosed porch & rear addition. Photo late 1950s

Owen Nursing & Convalescent Home, painted blue

May 2018

May 2018
Photo credit: Cheektowaga Historical Association, Mark Paradowski


3350 Broadway, Cheektowaga, NY 14227
SBL: 102.16-5-9
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AURORA RECYCLING INC per Erie County Property Information
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Physical Description

  • Ornate three story 19,328 sq.ft. Italianate brick commercial building, with a two story brick building in the back. (Possibly 14k sq.ft. building with 5k sq.ft. garage)
  • On the front, it had a small vestibule front door, which was later expanded to an open porch with 2nd floor balcony, before the larger porch was then enclosed. A two story brick addition in the rear also came early on, but after original construction.
  • An Erie County Historical Resource survey sited its balcony, cupola, decorative cornices, arched windows, corbelled chimneys, stone sills, pediment over the central projecting bay, and stone basement.

Current Condition

In use, it appears fairly original on the exterior, but the original wood windows have been lost, and the front porch has been negatively altered. Interior condition unknown. The brick had been painted blue at some point, but fortunately it was removed or wore off. Building could use a restoration.


  • March 1853 - St. Stephen's United Evangelical Church founded at the NE corner of Ellicott and Tupper St. in Buffalo (location is now home to Buffalo City Mission)
  • June 16, 1876 - Evangelical Church Home institution established by Dr. Fr. Schelle per 1898's 'History of the Germans of Buffalo & Erie County'
  • 1877 - 25 acres of land purchased by St. Stephen's Church, and shortly after St. Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Home for the Aged was constructed
    • 1880 - Construction date as listed by Town of Cheektowaga
  • Later sold for use as a private nursing home, The Owen Nursing and Convalescent Home
  • August 20, 1964 - Purchased by Henrietta Brodzinski
  • 1981 - An Erie County Historical Resource survey recorded interior modifications being made from '77-'81 but was not allowed access inside
  • May 4, 1984 - Purchased by Keith R. Gregor
  • December 26, 1989 - Purchased by Kenneth E. & Patricia Nuwer
    • According to their facebook page, Musicmall "opened in 1989. A place for musicians to practice everyday without interruption. 30 rooms total."

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • December 28, 2012 - Purchased by AURORA RECYCLING INC for $113,700

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Added 2018-03-27 • Last changed 2018-05-16