Hens & Kelly Department Store


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478 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
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SBL: 111.13-5-1.1
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Next to: 472 Main Street
Across from: Star Theater, Y.M.C.A. Building, original YMCA/YWCA Building, the Union Bank Building, the Mayer & Weill Building, the McDonald's Townhouse Building , 483 Main Street , and 477 Main Street


Carl Paladino, Ellicott Development
MOHAWK GROUP per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Carl and William Paladino's company, Ellicott Development, or corporations it controls: (Ellicott Group LLC, Pearl Group LLC, Huron Group Inc, Tupper Group Inc, Deltup LLC, Del-Al LLC, 84 Group, 1238 Group, 1239 Group, 4858 Group, 5277 Group, 9274 Group, etc.), owns these buildings or parcels of preservation concern (not a complete list):

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Physical Description

Six story brick commercial building, replaced earlier four story building

Current Condition

In use. First two floors of Main Street glass and stone facade were partially covered up in a Hens & Kelly remodel.


  • Former site of what was known as the Miller Block
  • Former Hens & Kelly Department store location. There were multiple buildings used and expanded upon by the company at this site over time.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • Renovated into apartments by Ellicott Development

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Added 2013-10-22 • Last changed 2016-10-26