Genesee (House, Hotel v.1) Building / Hyatt


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Link to Karl Josker Photo

Original Entrance, in lobby of hotel

Photo credit: WNY Heritage Press via Picture Book of Earlier Buffalo and Library of Congress, Karl Josker


532 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Also known as 530 Main Street
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.46-1-1.11
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Next to: Victor Furniture Building and DE Morgan Building
Across from: Bank of Buffalo, 537 Main Street, and LL Berger
1980s addition is blocking Genesee Street


Physical Description

Sixteen story, Renaissance-Revival building on a corner parcel. Steel frame, concrete slab floors, double-hung steel windows, two floors of cast iron facade, brick and terra cotta on the upper floors, and copper roof.

Current Condition

Intact and in use as a hotel. Its impressive cast iron Genesee Street facade is blocked by an unfortunate 1983 addition


  • 1842 - Wood-framed Genesee House was replaced by a brick structure of the same name.
  • 1881 - The second Genesee House was replaced by the first Genesee Hotel
  • 1923 - The Genesee Building was built as an office building by architect E.B. Green
  • 1983 - Developer Paul Snyder saved and renovated the building into his Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel. One hotel addition blocks Genesee Street, and the other destroyed the DE Morgan Building.

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Added 2013-09-09 • Last changed 2018-01-02