By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Ellicott Square Building - Buffalo, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 52.935 W 078° 52.520
17T E 673511 N 4749928
Quick Description: At the time of its completion, the Ellicott Square Building was the largest office building in the country.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 6/24/2008 9:06:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM41RR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
Views: 83

Long Description:
When the city of Buffalo was laid out by Joseph Ellicott, agent for the Holland Land Company, he reserved the block now occupied by this building for his personal residence and estate. For the next 100 years or so, it became known as Ellicott Square. In 1895, the Ellicott Company commissioned Daniel Burnham of Chicago to design an office building. Occupying the whole block, the 10-story, $3.5 million building became the largest office building in the country. It took only one year to build.

It is similar in design to the Rookery in Chicago, which Burnham also designed. The first two floors open into a central court with floors 3-10 looking out onto the atrium roof. The structural steel was designed in order to support several more floors if desired. The exterior is constructed of terra cotta now painted gray in an Italian Renaissance style. Throughout the interior court is an elaborate mosaic tile floor and two grand staircases. Be sure to check out the link below for many more pictures of the interior.

The building was designated an engineering landmark by the Buffalo Section of American Society of Civil Engineers in 1989.
295 Main St Buffalo, NY 14203

Type of structure/site: Building

Date of Construction: 1896

Engineer/Architect/Builder etc.: Daniel Burnham

Engineering Organization Listing: Other (specify in description)

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Site: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
The listed coordinates for this waymark must be personally visited.

Please submit at least one ORIGINAL PHOTO of the structure, preferably one showing a different aspect, angle, season, etc. from the original waymark.

Give the DATE of your visit and any comments or additional information that will help other visitors enjoy this site.
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Engineering Landmarks
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
sevenil7il visited Ellicott Square Building - Buffalo, NY 5/27/2016 sevenil7il visited it
jonathanatpsu visited Ellicott Square Building - Buffalo, NY 8/30/2015 jonathanatpsu visited it
uccacher visited Ellicott Square Building - Buffalo, NY 7/24/2011 uccacher visited it
BruceS visited Ellicott Square Building - Buffalo, NY 7/14/2010 BruceS visited it

View all visits/logs