Orin Foster Mansion


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891 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY 14209


  • Schreiber Properties LLC (Ron Schreiber)

Physical Description

  • 8,200 square foot stone mansion, clad in gray/white marble.
  • Mediterranean Revival style.

Current Condition

  • May 2019: There are reports of internal damage due to broken pipes and other signs of neglect.


  • The Orin Forster Mansion was built from 1903 to 1905 and designed in the Mediterranean Revival style by Frank M. Chappelle. It is associated with patent medicine manufacturer Orin Foster.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • Designated a local historic landmark on 1978-10-12.
  • Located in the Linwood Local Historic District.
  • Eligible to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Current owner is reported to be unresponsive to sale offers and opportunities.
  • December 2022 - SOLD - Business First reports that "A Buffalo physician has acquired the former DeRose Mansion on Millionaire’s Row at 891 Delaware, where he plans to move his concierge medicine practice. Dr. Leonard Kaplan paid $1.5 million for the property, which includes an 13,000-square-foot mansion and a 6,000-square-foot carriage house. His plans call for redeveloping the site to house his OWM Integrative Wellness, which focuses on preventive medicine and wellness. Built in 1904 by the founder of the Foster-Milburn Co., the mansion was built in the arts and crafts style and designed by architect Frank Chappell, who also built the African village for the Pan Am Expo and is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery. “We are really excited to have found this architectural treasure,” Kaplan said."

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Added 2018-12-29 • Last changed 2022-12-13