Chippewa / Washington Market


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1890, 1965, 2014. Photos by E.H. Butler Library, Mark Paradowski


571 Washington Street, Buffalo NY 14202
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Ellicott Council District
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In the block bound by Ellicott, St. Michael Place, Washington and Chippewa. One block east of Main Street.

Across from: Market Arcade, 621 Main Street, Market Arcade Theater, 634 Washington Street, St. Michael's Church, Wehle Electric Building, McClelland Animal Hospital, 441 Ellicott Street, 439 Ellicott Street, Golden Swan Cafe, 435 Ellicott Street, Caulkins Building, Denzinger-Sigwald Building


M&T Bank
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Physical Description

Public market covering over 2.5 acres. The centerpiece of the market was a large brick Romanesque Revival market building.

Current Condition

Demolished in the 1960s. Now a parking lot for M&T Bank.


  • 1856 - Market established. The structure commonly seen in photos was constructed in 1867.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

Other Pertinent Facts

  • It was known as the largest retail market west of the Hudson River


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Added 2013-01-08 • Last changed 2017-08-18