The Mansion on Delaware / Sternberg House


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414 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202
SBL: 111.22-11-2
Fillmore Council District
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Across from: Colonial Apartments and Ramsdell House


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Physical Description

Second Empire-style mansion with 20,000 sq.ft. and 200 windows

Current Condition

Fully renovated and in use as a 28 room luxury hotel


  • 1869 - House built for Charles Sternberg, a grain elevator owner. Designed by architect George M. Allison . Sternberg died before the house was completed.
  • 1880s - 'Samuel Curtis Trubee purchased the house, built an annex (later demolished), and turned the estate into a 100-room hotel'
  • 1901 - Operated as a hotel during the Pan Am Exposition
  • 1947-1977 - Well known as the site of the Victor Hugo restaurant
  • 1980s-1990s - Left vacant and decaying
History courtesy BuffaloAH and Buffalo Rising

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2001 - Murphy and Principe’s InnVest Lodging Services purchased the property and performed a $2.7 million renovation, opening as a hotel in 2001.
  • 2011 - The Mansion was inducted into Historic Hotels of America, an affiliate of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Part of the Allentown Historic Preservation District


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Added 2014-06-06 • Last changed 2017-07-12