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Larkin Administration Building

All that remains of the building, the brick pier seen in the second photo.
Desperate Sale Attempt, 1940s (click to enlarge)

Photo credit: (current photo) emu5088 on flickr, (demo) D Raphael Failla
Color photos by flickr user Hooked On The Past, CC License BY-NC-SA-2.0-


680 Seneca Street Buffalo, NY 14210
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Fillmore Council District
SBL: 111.82-8-3
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Across from: Larkin Center of Commerce Building


SENECA LARKIN 701 LLC per propertyviewer
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Physical Description

  • Five story red brick office building.

Current Condition

Vacant lot/parking lot. All that remains of the building is a brick pier just off Swan Street.


  • Perhaps the most famous Lost Building in Buffalo's history.
  • Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to house administrative staff functions of the Larkin Soap Company.
  • Built in 1906.
  • Demolished 1949 by Morris and Reimann for The Western Trading Corporation. Jerome Puma: "The demo project lasted from February through June 1949. The demo company eventually went bankrupt because of the job".


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Added 2013-01-08 • Last changed 2016-10-05