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Buffalo Gas Light Company Works
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 53.086 W 078° 52.949
17T E 672920 N 4750193
Quick Description: Only the facade remains of this historic building.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 5/7/2006 6:56:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMC5F
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed
Views: 11

Long Description:
When built in 1848, the Buffalo Gas Light Company stood on both Lake Erie and the Erie Canal. From both, coal could be handily unloaded for the gas company, which then manufactured it into illuminating gas. The present distance of the building from the water reveals the great extent to which the waterfront has been filled in over the years.

Buffalo's first architect, John H. Selkirk, designed the arcaded Romanesque facade in 1859. The outstanding feature of the building, the 250-foot façade, is constructed of ashlar stone.

The facade is going to be incorporated into the new Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Western New York headquarters.
Street address:
249 West Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY United States

County / Borough / Parish: Erie

Year listed: 1976

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899

Historic function: Industry/Processing/Extraction: Manufacturing Facility

Current function: Vacant/Not In Use

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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