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Lucy Curley Building

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October 2018
Photo credit: Buffalo Rising

Location

370 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
SBL: 111.30-1-6.1
Fillmore Council District
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Next to: Hotel Raleigh / Tudor Arms Hotel
Across from: Grosvenor Library, Cyclorama Building

Owner

TRINITY RISING LLC per City of Buffalo Property Information
370 Franklin LLC (October 2018) per Buffalo Rising
NYS Corporation and Business Entity Database

Physical Description

Ttwo-story 4,667 sq.ft. brick mansion turned office building on a half-acre parcel.

Current Condition

In good condition and in use. Appears to have a combination of original details (fireplaces, wood trim) and tacky renovations (vinyl windows, can lights, linoleum flooring) inside per the 2018 real estate listing.

History

  • 1900 - Build date as specified on 2018 realty listing
  • 1977-2012 - Former home of 'Lucy Curley & Co., a woman-owned sole-proprietor grant and loan consulting business that writes grants and loan requests for municipalities, businesses and nonprofits.' Buffalo News

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • December 2012 - Lucy Curley Teresi sells building to Trinity Episcopal Church of Buffalo through Trinity Rising LLC for $800,000 Buffalo News
  • October 2018 - Trinity Rising LLC sells building to 370 Franklin LLC (registered with an address of Serotte Law Firm 285 Delaware Suite 112) for $1.2 million. Buffalo Rising
    • Serotte Law Firm will relocate from Delaware Avenue into the building to serve as its anchor tenant Buffalo Business First

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Lucy Curley served as commissioner of New York state parks system from 1977 to 1994 and was a former director of Artpark & Co.
    • Her mother Lucy Alford Curley was the first female treasurer in the history of the city of Buffalo. Niagara Gazette

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Added 2018-10-19 • Last changed 2018-10-23