Looking for a property with roots in Buffalo’s history? Check out our latest unique find! This historic brick beauty is a rare gem located near the heart of the Elmwood Strip at 333 Elmwood Ave.
A brief history
Built for Nathaniel Rochester, a wealthy attorney and direct descendent of the founder of the city of Rochester, this property was originally constructed as a hotel during the Pan-American Exposition.
The residence’s function changed during the 1930s as Buffalo experienced a housing shortage. Pre-war manufacturing caused an influx of working class individuals and families who needed affordable housing. To meet this demand, 333 Elmwood Ave. was converted into a rooming house: a temporary housing alternative with small private bedrooms that share a communal bathroom. It remained this way through the years and still operates as such today.
333 Elmwood today
This multi-family property is 9,684 square feet and has 16 rooms, 6 of which have private bathrooms. Each of the three floors also has a common bathroom. With off street parking and an ideal location just down the street from Oishei’s Children’s Hospital, between Allentown and Elmwood Village, it won’t last long! For more information, go to: 333 Elmwood Avenue.