Larkin Co. Terminal Warehouse / Larkin at Exchange - Table of Contents

Exterior - Larkin Co. Terminal Warehouse / Larkin at Exchange
726 Exchange at VanRensselaer Streets, Buffalo, NY

Conference, lease information: Larkin at Exchange - Official Home Page

Built:

1911

Architect:

Lockwood Greene & Company

Construction Company:

Aberthaw Construction Co

Style:

Daylight Factory (substyle of the International style)

Significance:

  • One of the remaining buildings in the Larkin Soap Co. complex
  • Early example of Daylight Factory style
  • CityView Properties is redeveloping the area using this building as the anchor

... Lockwood, Greene's system for the "R, S, T" warehouse (otherwise the terminal warehouse) at the back of the complex, between Van Rensselaer and Hydraulic Streets.

Designed in 1911, built by the Aberthaw Construction Co. in just over six months in spite of its great size, a brilliantly conceived packaging and shipping facility, "R, S,T" has long been recognized as a masterpiece of functional design and rational detailing. It has been commendably maintained by its present owners, Graphic Controls, who also added the"Wrightian" entrance on Exchange Street in 1969, by Arthur Carrara.

- Buffalo Architecture: A Guide, by Francis R. Kowsky, et. al. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1981, p. 255



Erected: 1912 ... Architects: Lockwood and Greene Co, of Boston.
See drawing on Western New York Heritage site which includes "R.R." (railroad) in its name. (online April 2014)


1999 photo



2006 photo
Left: Larkin  Company B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, N, O Building ... Right: Larkin at Exchange



2006 photo.
Graphic Controls added the"Wrightian" entrance on Exchange Street in 1969, by Arthur Carrara



2006 photo



2006 photo.

CityView Properties (owners of Larkin at Exchange) created a park setting where once railroad tracks existed



2006 photo



2006 photo

CityView Properties (owners of Larkin at Exchange) added a parking ramp/garage for the use of tenants and visitors




Special thanks to Douglas Swift, one of the partners in CityView Properties, for his assistance

Photos and their arrangement 2006 Chuck LaChiusa
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