500 Franklin Street


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500 Franklin Street, Buffalo NY 14202
Fillmore Council District
In the Allentown local historic district.
SBL Number: 100.78-8-9
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Franklin 500 LLC - Matt Moscati of TRM Architecture.

Physical Description

One story cinderblock and two story brick commercial sections grafted onto an 1850s brick residential structure.

Current Condition

Front portion demolished, rear house remains.


  • 1855-1858 - Brick house constructed by malt house owner Joseph D. Roberts
  • 1860 - 2 1/2 story flat roof brick section likely added as part of one of Buffalo's oldest breweries, with a larger complex situated at corner of Allen and Franklin.
  • 1950 - One story cinder-block storefront addition built for Ziegler Pharmaceutical Company
  • Was at one time the offices of Artvoice.
  • From Martin Wachadlo: "Commercial. c.1860. Brick. 2Ĺ-story flat roof, 3-bay. Gable roof removed from front section, intact on rear section. Storefront addition. c.1950. Concrete block. 1-story, flat roof."

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • Fire in front portion of building while occupied by Mundo Images
  • 2011 - Acquired by Matt Moscati of TRM Architecture
  • June 12, 2014 - Demolition requested
  • October 2014 - 1950s storefront and 1860s 2 story building demolished. Older attached house remains.
  • November 2014 - Buffalo Rising: Architect Matt Moscatiís (TRM Architect) Franklin 500 LLC is proposing a 15-unit apartment, three-story apartment building which will include 14 studio apartments ranging from 539 to 591 sf and one, two-level, two-bedroom apartment at the front of the building overlooking Franklin Street with 1,394 sf of space. A lobby and an entrance to the enclosed thirteen car parking area will occupy the ground floor along Franklin.

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Added 2014-07-03 • Last changed 2014-11-14