Lumen Bearing Company


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Historic photo credit: David Torke, fixBuffalo


197 Lathrop Street, Buffalo, NY 14212
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Physical Description

Multi-building brick and steel foundry and factory constructed between 1900 and 1919

Current Condition

Demolished in 2012. Vacant lot.


  • 1900 - Built as a brass foundry. Some of the buildings were designed by Colson & Hudson. Location of Lumen Bearing until the 1960s.
  • 1963 - Potts Furniture purchased the site. They operated at this location until its sale in 1982.
  • 1993 - Purchased by PRS, Inc., who then leased a portion to Erie County for storage of voting machines
history courtesy fixBuffalo and BuffaloAH

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2001 - The City of Buffalo took possession of the complex in a tax foreclosure proceeding
  • 2012 - Complex demolished by the City

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Added 2013-07-26 • Last changed 2014-05-29