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Drescher Paper Box Building

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459 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14204
SBL: 111.49-3-2.1
Ellicott Council District
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Across from: Buffalo Forge, Public School No. 41, Laux on Broadway


DRESCHER PAPER BOX INC per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Physical Description

Three story brick and stone industrial building dating to the late 1800s. Part of a larger complex with 46,193 sq.ft. on 1.19 acres

Current Condition

Appears to be stable and possibly in use, but in poor appearance. Cornice missing, windows bricked up, brick facade painted, entrances modified.


  • 1867 - Charles A. Drescher & Son's was founded in another location. They are a 'manufacturer of jigsaw puzzles, game boards and setup boxes.'
  • 1978 - Drescher & Sons acquired by J. Baird Langworthy, who renamed it Drescher Paper Box.
  • 1979 - 'Company added die-cut puzzles to its product line with purchase of Tuco Puzzles'
  • 1989 - Drescher moves into 459 Broadway
History via Buffalo News

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • Part of the Drescher Paper Box complex
  • November 2017 - 'The owner of Drescher Paper Box is seeking to downsize its space and relocate the company's operations, and it has put its facility in Buffalo up for sale.' Buffalo News
    • The list price is $899,000

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Added 2015-12-01 • Last changed 2017-11-20