Harbor Inn


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Harbor Inn. Photo courtesy David Torke, fixBuffalo


286 Ohio Street, Buffalo NY 14203
At the south end of Chicago Street, corner of Ohio Street.
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Fillmore Council District
SBL: 122.10-1-2.1
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Next to: 262 Ohio Street
Across from: E & B Holmes Machinery Company Building


Carl Paladino, Ellicott Development
1029 GROUP LLC per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Carl and William Paladino's company, Ellicott Development, or corporations it controls: (Ellicott Group LLC, Pearl Group LLC, Huron Group Inc, Tupper Group Inc, Deltup LLC, Del-Al LLC, 84 Group, 1238 Group, 1239 Group, 4858 Group, 5277 Group, 9274 Group, etc.), owns these buildings or parcels of preservation concern (not a complete list):

You can also view this list at Ellicott's category page.

Physical Description

Three-story Italianate style brick building, shaped to fit a triangular lot at Chicago and Ohio Streets.

Current Condition

Demolished in 2003. Vacant lot.


  • 1868-69 - Built as Patrick Kane’s Bar & Boarding House, a classic 19th century harbor-front "saloon boss" tavern.
  • 1872 - A second half of the building was added on, blending in to match the original structure. This included the addition of a grocery store.
  • 1920s - Many of these rooms were combined to make larger apartments and a kitchen was added to the business to accommodate a dining area.
  • 1949 - Purchased by Charlotte & Edward Salkey. Now called the “Harbor Inn”, a coffee shop was added on the Chicago Street side.
  • 1950 - The signature “Lighthouse Sign” was added.
  • 1976 - Upon Salk's retirement, Edward & Julia Malloy took over and expanded the Inn with a large dining room in the rear.
  • 1996 - With the decline of industry in the area, the Inn closed, ending an era of 127 years of continuous operation.
    • History via The Buffalo History Gazette

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 1995 - Purchased by Ellicott Development
  • 2003 - Demolished by Ellicott Development.
    • Paul McDonnell - "The victim of a Friday afternoon demo. Carl Paladino applied for a demo permit on a Friday afternoon so as not to bring attention to the building, and began demolition over the weekend. This incident prompted the Masiello administration to require all demolitions to come to the to the preservation board first."
  • 2015 - Historical marker erected

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Added 2013-01-28 • Last changed 2016-10-26