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J.N. Adam / AM&A's Department Store

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Photos by Vintage Buffalo NY, Karl Josker, Buffalo Evening News, E.H. Butler Library, Buffalo Rising
Washington side photo by Mike Puma


377 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14203
Also known as 383-393 Main
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.13-14-2
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Next to: Brisbane Building
Across from: Adam Meldrum & Anderson Original Department Store, Iroquois Hotel, and AM&A's Warehouse


New Horizons Acquisitions LLC
NYS Corporation and Business Entity Database

Physical Description

350,000 sq.ft combination of multiple historic buildings into one department store. Two of the buildings were designed by Green & Wicks in 1891 and 1895. Esenwein & Johnson designed a third in 1909. Starett & Van Vleck did the most modern additions.

Current Condition

Secure but abandoned. Some masonry issues on Washington Street side.


  • Flagship store of the J.N. Adam department store.
  • Flagship store of the Adam Meldrum and Anderson department store.
  • Former Bonton store.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2006 - Purchased for $2,050,000 by New Horizons. Had announced a $60 million restoration wiht 180 apartments and ground floor retail
  • 2007 - "Carl Paladino and Paul Ciminelli urged their fellow Buffalo Place Inc. directors to join their crusade to have the 10-story building torn down, along with a neighboring warehouse on Washington Street, and have both sites converted into much-coveted shovel-ready land." Business First Buffalo
  • 2009 - Discussion of Rocco Termini purchasing building for a $70 million restoration with 117-room hotel, food court, office space and apartments
  • 2012 - Lack of historic preservation tax credit cap increase in NYS cited as reason Termini deal fell through

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Page added 2013-01-08 • Last Change July 18, 2014, at 10:26 AM EST