Purity Candy Co. / Bresnahan Inc. Plumbing

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Photo credit: Lucy Conti Mitchell, PRS

Location

39 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
SBL: 111.17-6-1.11
Fillmore Council District
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Owner

SENECA ONE REALTY LLC per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Physical Description

6 story brick manufacturing facility

Current Condition

Demolished. Two full city blocks were cleared in the 1960s for a parking garage, empty plaza, and a tower that blocks Main Street

History

  • Purity Candy Co. - Per relative Lucy Conti Mitchell, her grandfather George Conti arrived in the US from Sicily in the late 1880ís, learned candy making by touring the US looking for work, came back to Buffalo and worked for the Hall Family making the Crystal Beach suckers, before starting The Purity Candy Company around the 1940s with family.
    • Per a 1939 Buffalo Evening News listing, the candy company existed at 39 Pearl under George, Louis, and Frank Conti
  • Jas. J. Bresnahan Inc. Plumbing Heating and Supplies

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Added 2019-08-06 • Last changed 2019-08-06