Larkin U Building
239 Van Rensselaer Street, Buffalo, NY
U Building - Official Web Site (online October 2020)
||1893 for industrial scrap
recycler D. Ullman Sons
Revival Commercial style
|2011 renovation by Larkin Development Group:||"Removed
years of red paint from the exterior of the structure ... New roof
during this construction season and new, appropriate replacement
windows ... Cleared of all antiquated mechanical and electrical
systems" - "The Hydraulics Press, July 2012"
|2012 renovation funding:||LISC invests New
Markets capital to redevelop historic Larkin District warehouse for
First Niagara Bank offices
|State and National Register of
Left: Larkin Square
Far right: Larkin @Exchange building and parking ramp
Looking north toward Seneca Street.
Note trash at right of building (next photo below)
Center 3 bays
Top: two brick corbel tables ... Triple rows of voussoirs over fan light
Upper two stories, center 3 bays.
Romanesque Revival rounded arches ... Fan lights ... Rough cut stone sills and lintels ... Paneled spandrel panel ... Pilasters
Rough cut stone sill and lintels ... Paneled spandrel panels
Two brick corbel tables ... Triple rows of voussoirs over fan light ... Pilaster at right
Main entrance at left (next photo below)
2003 photo of the south elevation ... Background building at left is the "B, C...N, O" twelve buildings / Larkin Center of Commerce, 701 Seneca St.