Harlow C. Curtiss Building

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Harlow C. Curtiss Building
Curtiss Building
Curtiss Building Jun 09.JPG
Harlow C. Curtiss Building, June 2009
Former names Eisele Building , Hoelscher Building
General information
Status Complete
Type Chicago Commercial
Architectural style Renaissance Revival
Address 204-210 Franklin Street
Town or city Buffalo, New York
Country  United States
Current tenants unused
Construction started 1912
Completed 1913
Technical details
Floor count 6
Design and construction
Architect Paul F. Mann
Main contractor Metz Brothers
Harlow C. Curtiss Building
Harlow C. Curtiss Building is located in New York
Harlow C. Curtiss Building
Location 204-210 Franklin St., Buffalo, New York
Coordinates 42°53′21.47″N 78°52′33.25″W / 42.8892972°N 78.8759028°W / 42.8892972; -78.8759028Coordinates: 42°53′21.47″N 78°52′33.25″W / 42.8892972°N 78.8759028°W / 42.8892972; -78.8759028
Built 1913
Architect Mann, Paul F.; builder: Metz Brothers
Architectural style Chicago
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 08001142[1]
Added to NRHP December 5, 2008

The Harlow C. Curtiss Building, is an historic office building located in Buffalo in Erie County, New York. Named for Harlow Clarke Curtiss, prominent Buffalo attorney and real estate investor, the building bears a resemblance to the works of renowned Chicago architects such as Daniel Burnham and Louis Sullivan, both of whom designed buildings in Buffalo. The Curtiss Building was designed by Buffalo architect Paul F. Mann, the brother-in-law of Harlow C. Curtiss.[2] It is one of the largest terra cotta structures of its type and period in downtown Buffalo.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]


The buildings earliest tenants included the Kittinger Furniture Company. Other occupants included lawyers, stationers, and paramedical companies, but oddly enough not Curtiss' office.

A second Curtiss Building[edit]

In 1924, Harlow C. Curtiss commissioned a second commercial and office building to be built at 357-363 Delaware Avenue bearing the same name. The Buffalo architectural firm of Esenwein & Johnson was the architect selected for that building.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Buffalo as an Architectural Museum: John F. Mann
  3. ^ National Register of Historic Places. "Harlow C. Curtiss Building". Retrieved 2011-10-12.