Buffalo Meter Company Building

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Buffalo Meter Company Building
Buffalo Meter Company Apr 12.JPG
Buffalo Meter Company Building, April 2012
Buffalo Meter Company Building is located in New York
Buffalo Meter Company Building
Location 2917 Main St., Buffalo, New York
Coordinates 42°56′39″N 78°49′51″W / 42.94417°N 78.83083°W / 42.94417; -78.83083Coordinates: 42°56′39″N 78°49′51″W / 42.94417°N 78.83083°W / 42.94417; -78.83083
Area 6.12 acres (2.48 ha)
Architect Lockwood, Green & Co.; Bassett, George Barclay
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 12000476[1]
Added to NRHP August 7, 2012

Buffalo Meter Company Building is a historic daylight factory building located in Buffalo, Erie County, New York. It was designed and built by the Lockwood, Green & Co. engineering firm in 1915-1917 and is a four-story, reinforced concrete building faced in red brick. It has a fifth floor penthouse, raised basement, a large three story addition built in 1945, and two story office addition built in 1949. The building measures 284 feet by 82 feet.

The building was built for and housed the Buffalo Meter Company until 1969-1970, after which it was acquired by the University of Buffalo. It was renamed Bethune Hall, after prominent local architect Louise Blanchard Bethune and housed the Department of Art.[2] It is being redeveloped as the Bethune Lofts.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[1]

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