The Guild @980, 980 Northampton Street


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The Guild @980, 980 Northampton Street
The Guild @980, 980 Northampton Street
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980 Northampton Street, Buffalo NY 14211


  • 980 Northampton Street LLC / Bill Breeser

Physical Description

  • Three story, 42,000 sf "daylight factory" building.
  • Fireproof construction, with poured concrete floors, mushroom pillars and three fire stairs at the building's corners.
  • Original windows are lost, replaced by glass block and metal panels.

Current Condition

  • Occupied and in use.


  • Built 1922 by The Schaaf Company, Builder.
  • First used as Val Duttenhofer Shoe Company.
  • Also used by Duffy Silk from the 1930s to 1953.
  • Long-time use as the headquarters of Cathedral Corporation, a printing company that started out by printing collection envelopes for Catholic Churches.
  • The building is currently known as "The Guild @980" and houses ReUse Action, a dealer in reclaimed building materials, as well as a subdivided third floor rented to small businesses, artists and craftpersons.
  • Part of the City's 2013 "Preservation Ready" survey (24MB PDF), as part of the Fougeron Center along the Belt Line. Potentially eligible for historic preservation tax credits as a contributing structure to a possible Fougeron/Belt Line historic district.

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Added 2016-01-06 • Last changed 2021-06-12