871 Seneca Street


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May 2014

October 2014

September 2017

2014 vs 2017
Chris Schmidt, Chris Hawley, Buffalo Rising, John Straubinger


871 Seneca Street, Buffalo NY 14210
Fillmore Council District
SBL Number: 122.27-5-12
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Next to: 867 Seneca Street
Across from: Duchmann Building and 864-874 Seneca Street


Mill Race Commons, LLC

Physical Description

Two story, 2,244 sq.ft. red brick commercial building.

Current Condition



  • Built in 1888.
  • Long time location of Stritzinger's saloon
  • Per Chris Hawley: "The building was the location, at various times, of a saloon, shoe store, speakeasy, billiard hall, barber shop, and heating contractor business. Hariton Blocha's "soft drink" establishment in the 1920s was, like hundreds of others in Buffalo, almost certainly a front for an alcohol-serving speakeasy, this one likely catering to railroad workers who once plied away along the iron rails and in the car repair shops of the Hydraulics."

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2009 - Storefront has been vacant for over forty years
  • 2014 - Being rehabilitated by Mill Race Commons, LLC.

Other Pertinent Facts


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Added 2014-05-22 • Last changed 2017-09-11