Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation
is hard at work turning Bethune Hall at 2915 Main Street into 87 market rate, loft-style apartments. Since the $15.5 million project is using historic preservation tax credits, it is being done in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.
The landmarked four-story structure was designed and built by Lockwood, Green & Company in 1915 for the Buffalo Meter Company, a manufacturer of liquid meters. In 1971, the State of New York acquired the building from The Singer Company, as successor to Buffalo Meter Company.
After a rehabilitation in 1973, the SUNY School of Architecture and Design moved into the building and renamed it Bethune Hall (named after Louise Blanchard Bethune, architect of the Lafayette Hotel, the first professional woman architect in the United States).
Classes ceased at the building in 1993 and SUNY had been using it for storage until it sold it in April 2006 to a downstate buyer. Ciminelli purchased the property in 2011.
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