Cornucopia Building


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Building at center. Photo credit: Buffalo Rising and David Steele


523 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.46-9-15.1
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Back portion faces 500 Washington Street as part of the Main Washington Exchange
Adjacent to: 525 Main Street and 521 Main Street
Across from: L.L. Berger


Roger Trettel
NEW 500 BLOCK LLC per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Physical Description

Three story, 7,680 sq.ft. commercial building

Current Condition

Renovated into first floor retail and upstairs apartments.


  • 1916 - Built for John H. Smith
    • Architect: Colson & Hudson
  • Union Credit
  • Waite's

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2009 - Listed for sale
  • 2010 - Purchased for $115,000. Roger Trettel combined and renovated both 523 Main and 500 Washington Street
  • 2012 - First floor - Brian Garman Gallery
  • 2014 - First floor - Perk's Cafe
  • 2016 - First floor - Jerk's ice cream parlor

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Located in the 500 Block local historic preservation district
  • Cornucopia gets its name from the cornucopia design detailing on the facade of the building. Buffalo Rising


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Added 2013-10-22 • Last changed 2018-01-22