Lumsden & McCormick, LLP, together with Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony today at noon to commemorate the opening of its newly renovated offices in the Cyclorama Building located at 369 Franklin Street; 124 years to the day that the Queen City Cyclorama Company first opened the doors of the Cyclorama Building. The building is now owned and managed by Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation.
On September 6, 1888, the Queen City Cyclorama Company opened for business displaying the panoramic painting Jerusalem on the Day of the Crucifixion, by Karl Frosch, a German artist who, with a team of assistants, had spent years researching and painting the enormous panorama. It remained in Buffalo for two years. As the Buffalo Morning Express stated on September 9, 1888 - "The building is as unique as it is imposing and looks as if it has been erected to stay."
"As Lumsden & McCormick celebrates its 60th year, we are excited about writing the next chapter in the Cyclorama Building's 124-year rich history. And just like the building, we plan to continue our own rich tradition of providing exemplary services to our community and remain uniquely Lumsden & McCormick - Comprehensive, Proactive and Accessible," said John P. Schiavone, CPA, Managing Partner of Lumsden & McCormick.
Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation announced in February that Lumsden & McCormick had signed a long-term lease to locate their offices to the Cyclorama Building located at 369 Franklin Street in Buffalo, New York. Lumsden & McCormick occupies the entire two-story building, totaling approximately 26,000 square feet of office space.
"This is truly a celebration today, both of Lumsden's new headquarters and of the building's remarkable history," said Paul Ciminelli, President and CEO of Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation. "My father recognized its rich past and the tremendous potential for its future when he saved it from the wrecking ball 27 years ago. And we consider it an honor to have Lumsden & McCormick as the building's new occupants."
Lumsden & McCormick, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, is one of the largest locally owned certified public accounting firms in Western New York with more than 90 employees. The Firm provides auditing, accounting, personal and corporate tax, estate and gift tax planning, international taxation, business valuation, litigation, forensic accounting and nonprofit accounting software services. The Firm serves commercial businesses, nonprofit and exempt organizations, individuals, and closely held businesses in Western New York State and Canada.