362 Broadway


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March 2016

March 2016

May 2016

August 2017
Photo Credit: Mike Puma ViewsOfBuffalo, John Straubinger,
Developer, Christina Lincoln, John Straubinger


362 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14204


H.E.L.P. Development Corporation

Physical Description

Three story brick Italianate Style commercial building with first floor retail, an original cast iron storefront, and a decorative cornice.

Current Condition



  • Constructed between 1884 and 1888
  • Likely built for Jacob Seitz, a grocer living with his family at this location, first in a wood frame building since 1868, and then in the current brick building into the 1890s. courtesy Monica Rzepka, Polish-Buffalo Historian and Genealogist

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • November 2013: Reports indicate the Preservation Board has granted permission to demolish all but the front 10 or 15 feet of the building, and incorporate the fašade into the new structure.
  • October 17, 2013 - "Denied without prejudice, for the applicant to come back to the board with a plan that incorporates the facade and as much of the building as possible."
  • October 9, 2013 - Demolition request submitted to the Preservation Board:
"DEMOLITION: Existing structure is in fair condition, however the applicant is proposing to construct a new 4-story 35 unit residential structure on the site. The front fašade contains original cast iron storefront and unique decorative cornice - both of these features will be salvaged prior to demolition and reinstalled as prominent features on the design of the new residential structure. (Mark Wendel to appear @ 10/17/2013 03:00 PM Room 901 City Hall)"
  • October 17, 2013 - Preservation Board response:
"This project was DENIED by the board without prejudice for the applicant to come back to the board with a plan that incorporates the fašade and as much of the building as possible."
  • November 14, 2013 - Preservation Board result:
(Mark Wendel to appear @ 11/14/2013 02:45 PM 901 City Hall) - "Approved as presented"
  • May 2016 - Plans had called for the facade to remain and be integrated into a new build behind it. The developer said it was in worse shape than expected and the building was completely demolished. "The new plan is to replicate the fašade as closely as possible. The cast iron elements, stone bandings, and stone arches were all saved. Salvaged brick will be incorporated into the rebuild and the building was well documented before the demolition. Finials and a cornice will be put back up. " Buffalo Rising

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