E. & B. Holmes Machinery Company Building

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E. & B. Holmes Machinery Company Building
E. & B. Holmes Machinery Company Building, December 2009
E. & B. Holmes Machinery Company Building is located in New York
E. & B. Holmes Machinery Company Building
Location 55-59 Chicago St., Buffalo, New York
Coordinates 42°52′11.27″N 78°52′7.72″W / 42.8697972°N 78.8688111°W / 42.8697972; -78.8688111Coordinates: 42°52′11.27″N 78°52′7.72″W / 42.8697972°N 78.8688111°W / 42.8697972; -78.8688111
Area 0.67 acres (0.27 ha)
Built 1870
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

09000376

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Added to NRHP June 2, 2009

E. & B. Holmes Machinery Company Building, also known as The Cooperage, is a historic factory building located at Buffalo in Erie County, New York. It is a roughly rectangular brick building composed of three primary sections of four-, three-, and two-stories, which encircle a central courtyard. The three sections are the Mill Building (ca. 1870), Forge Building (ca. 1910-1912), and Pattern Building (1913). The E. & B. Holmes Machinery Company revolutionized the barrel making industry by patenting the design and manufacturing of machinery used for mass producing barrels. The company operated from 1840 until 2002.[2] Plans announced in January 2010 are for the complex to be converted to "live and work" apartments and commercial space by Newark Niagara LLC [2] in partnership with Clinton Brown Company Architecture [3].[3] Known as "River Lofts Buffalo," more information about the project can be found at http://www.riverloftsbuffalo.com/ [4].

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[1]

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