John D. Smith Gas Fixtures


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Photo credit: 'Resources of Buffalo 1880', Fingy Conners/FB, PRS


51 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Now part of a much larger two block parcel
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Fillmore Council District
SBL: 111.17-6-1.11
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SENECA ONE REALTY LLC per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Physical Description

Four story, 24,121 sq.ft. brick commercial building with first floor storefront and a basement

Current Condition

Demolished. Empty plaza next to former HSBC Tower.


  • 1852 - John D. Smith establishes his plumbers' and gas fitters' supply store with partner W.H. Glenny.
    • First floor was sales and offices, with mechanical operations in the back. The second floor was a store and stockroom of lamp and chandelier fixtures.

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Added 2018-05-01 • Last changed 2019-08-06