Queen City Engineering / Iron Works Building


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Queen City Engineering / Iron Works Building. Photos by Buffalo Rising and Mike Puma


49 Illinois Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
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Fillmore Council District
SBL: 122.05-4-6
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Next to: 79 Perry Street and 45 Illinois Street


Roger Trettel
1876 BUEHL BLOCK, LLC per propertyviewer
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Also owns: Buehl Block Building and Stanford Building

Physical Description

Two story 8,888 sq.ft building

Current Condition

Renovated into a bar and concert space


  • 1902-1965 - Queen City Engineering
  • Phoenix Hardware Co.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • April 2008 - Purchased by Roger Trettel
  • December 2009 - Renovation plans were approved by the Preservation Board. Tommaso Briatico is the renovation project architect.
  • 2009 - A third floor addition, which would mimic an original element that was on the building, could be constructed pending tenant interest
  • February 2013 - A two level music club plan was announced
  • May 2013 - Late summer 2013 tentative opening announced
  • February 2014 - Cobblestone Historic District, previously just a local designation, becomes certified and obtains access to state/national historic tax credits based on application completed by Preservation Studios for the owners of Iron Works: Sam Savarino, Roger Trettel, Ed Plata, and Dan Mania

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Located in the Cobblestone Historic District


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Added 2013-02-26 • Last changed 2015-10-15