Berkeley Apartments (Buffalo, New York)

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Berkeley Apartments
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Berkeley Apartments, Buffalo, NY, June 2009
Berkeley Apartments (Buffalo, New York) is located in New York
Berkeley Apartments (Buffalo, New York)
Location 24 Johnson Park, Buffalo, New York
Coordinates 42°53′31″N 78°52′35″W / 42.89194°N 78.87639°W / 42.89194; -78.87639Coordinates: 42°53′31″N 78°52′35″W / 42.89194°N 78.87639°W / 42.89194; -78.87639
Built 1894
Architect Strong,Carlton T.; Ransome,Ernest L.
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Italian Renaissance
Governing body Private
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Added to NRHP October 15, 1987

Berkeley Apartments, also known as the Graystone Hotel (after 1912), is a historic apartment hotel building located at Buffalo in Erie County, New York. It was constructed between 1894 and 1897, and is one of the earliest examples of a large multistory building built of reinforced concrete. it was designed by local architect Carlton T. Strong and engineer Ernest L. Ransome. The building is in the Italian Renaissance style.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

The six-story building hosted visitors to the Pan-American Exposition in the early 1900s. The building became vacant in the early 1990s after decades of decline. In 2002, Ellicott Development purchased the hotel with plans to redevelop the property into a luxury apartment building. Those plans were halted in late 2003 after a large section of roof collapsed during interior demolition work. The building again sat idle until 2013 when work resumed. The building now houses 42 market-rate apartments.[3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Robert T. Englert (August 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Berkeley Apartments". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.  See also: "Accompanying eight photos". 
  3. ^ "The Graystone Hotel". Ellicott Development. 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 

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