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428 Porter Avenue, Two Years Later

For years the future was uncertain for the stately house at 428 Porter Ave. It was in such a state of direpair that many thought it was destined for a landfill. The building went through its fair share of neglectful owners and finally landed in housing court. Thankfully the building not only stands today, but is restored and remodeled. Elmwood Village Contracting purchased it in December 2009 and revived the circa-1917 mansion.

If the building had not been saved when it was, it would likely not have survived another winter. There was extensive damage to the roof and the 2x4s holding up the massive porch roof. The home, sold in January for $242,500, boasts four bedrooms, three baths, and over 3,300 square feet of living space. The interior spaces are bright and spacious and features beautiful dark wood throughout.

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All images are from the old property listing, with the exception of the final image which comes from Queenseyes.

Written by Mike Puma

Mike Puma

Writing for Buffalo Rising since 2009 covering development news, historic preservation, and Buffalo history. Works professionally in historic preservation.

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