Hydraulics Hotel / Swan Lounge


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716 Swan Street, Buffalo, NY 14210.
Northwest corner of Swan and Emslie.
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Fillmore Council District
SBL: 111.82-6-5
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Across from: Hook & Ladder No. 5, Larkin Center of Commerce Building, Larkin 'U' Building, and Schaefer Building


MILL RACE COMMONS, LLC per propertyviewer
Howard Zemsky, Larkin Development Group, is the developer
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Physical Description

Two story, 7,900 sq.ft. brick commercial building with retail front

Current Condition

Restored with period-style windows, new facade and roof


Constructed about 1885, when it first housed a grocery. It has since been Boyer's Hotel, the Hydraulic Hotel, Kazimir Waszkielewicz's Tavern, and the Swan Lounge since 1952.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 9/16/2011 - Warranty Deed issued on sale price of $245,000 per propertyviewer
  • 9/25/2012 - A 1,730sq.ft. expansion for a new elevator and garage was unanimously approved
  • 2012 - Restoration of the building. The formerly painted brick exterior has been cleaned and repaired. A new elevator and garage are being constructed.
  • Spring 2013 - Zemsky plans to re-open Swan Lounge
  • February 2014 - Zemsky announces opening of an art gallery and Hydraulic Hearth restaurant in summer 2014

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Added 2013-02-06 • Last changed 2014-06-16