The Buffum House

The Buffum House The Buffum house remains one of the oldest standing residences in South Buffalo, dating to around 1850.

Sustaining considerable fire damage in late 2008, a threat of demolition loomed in housing court. A subsequent inspection revealed that the structure to be sound. Considering landmark losses like the Indian Mission House and the Tolliver House, citizens are determined to preserve the property and its rich history for future generations. Assemblymember Mickey Kearns a South District Council Member

at the time untied community partners to purchase the house as co-owners; and continues to pursue funding options to rehab the historic property. Central to the home's revitalization is the creation of heritage center, where the rich history of this area can be shared and experienced. This project is more than a burnt up house, it's an effort of people working together to make something better. It's of historical value, it's of people working hand in hand. If you take care of a neighborhood, the community will give back.


49 Buffum Street
Buffalo, NY


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