Byers Building / Saturn Rings Building


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505 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.30-5-1
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Next to: 495 Pearl Street
Across from: 512 Pearl Street


Mark Croce
RHINO ROOM INC. per propertyviewer
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Croce's preservation related properties: Statler Hotel, CW Miller Livery Stable, Curtiss Building, The Continental, Universal International / Dino BBQ, and Saturn Rings Building

Physical Description

Six story brick commercial building

Current Condition

Appears to be in good condition but needs first floor facade restoration. Missing detailed cornice.


  • 1921 - Constructed for James Byers & Sons, a local film exchange
  • Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corporation
  • Later used by Saturn Jewelry company

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2000 - Sold for $200,000
  • 2012 - Had a sign, from Waterborne Real Estate, about offices for lease which has since been removed
  • March 2014 - Plans released for a mixed-use 3.4 to $6.5 million redevelopment, potentially anchored by as many as 30 apartments and first floor commercial space
  • June 2014: Via Buffalo Business First: Mark Croce has submitted a bid package to the Building Reuse Project "for his proposed redevelopment of the 505 Pearl Street building. Croce wants to bring a mix of residential and commercial tenants to the century-old building."

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Added 2013-08-28 • Last changed 2015-06-15