Schaefer Building


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740 Seneca Street Buffalo, NY 14210
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Next to: Wagner Building
Across from: Hook & Ladder No. 5, Larkin Center of Commerce Building, Larkin 'U' Building, and Hydraulics Hotel


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Physical Description

8,000 sq.ft. three story brick building on the northeast corner of Seneca and Emslie

Current Condition

Restored, with commercial space occupying the first two floors and apartments on the third floor


The building is best known as a branch of the Marine Trust Bank, which became a tenant in 1919. John D. Larkin, president and founder of the Larkin Company next door, was also on the board of Marine Trust.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2010 - Young + Wright Architectural designed restoration and became a tenant of the building
  • 2010 - Historic 1900 storefront facade restored with the removal of a polished stone cladding that was installed in 1954 for the bank branch.

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Located within Buffalo's oldest manufacturing district, the Hydraulics Neighborhood.
  • Sept 2009 - Nomination for State and Local Register of Historic Places submitted for Hydraulics on a Multiple Property Documentation Form, laying the groundwork for property owners to designate other buildings in the neighborhood as historic.
  • Designed by Joseph J. W. Bradney, a Buffalo architect also known for designing the Sidway Building, the Spaulding Building, the Robertson-Cataract Electric Co. Building, and the John D. Larkin Jr. House.


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Added 2013-01-09 • Last changed 2014-06-16