Tifft House / Hengerer's Department Store


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465 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
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Next to: 475 Main Street and the German Insurance Building
Across from: Baker Shoe's, Neisner's, and 472 Main Street


UPWOOD REALTY ASSOCIATES LLC per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Physical Description

Nine story neo-classical steel framed commercial building with brick facade.

Current Condition

In use as office space. The exterior has been heavily modified.


  • 1816-1865 - Phoenix Hotel location
  • 1865-1903 - Tifft House location
  • 1903-1981 - Hengerer's Department Store
  • 1981 - Hengerer's merged with Sibley's of Rochester and lost its name
    • Sibley's was then bought out by Kaufman's, which closed its downtown stores.
  • Mid 1980s - The renamed Lafayette Court building was converted into office space.

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Added 2013-10-22 • Last changed 2019-01-28