Automobile Club of Buffalo

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Automobile Club of Buffalo
Automobile Club of Buffalo Apr 12.JPG
Automobile Club of Buffalo, April 2012
Automobile Club of Buffalo is located in New York
Automobile Club of Buffalo
Automobile Club of Buffalo is located in the US
Automobile Club of Buffalo
Location 10405 Main Street, Clarence, New York
Coordinates 42°58′47″N 78°35′56″W / 42.97972°N 78.59889°W / 42.97972; -78.59889Coordinates: 42°58′47″N 78°35′56″W / 42.97972°N 78.59889°W / 42.97972; -78.59889
Area 32.93 acres (13.33 ha)
Built 1910-1911
Built by Metz Brothers Construction Co.
Architect Esenwein & Johnson
Architectural style Craftsman
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP June 20, 2012

Automobile Club of Buffalo is a historic clubhouse located at Clarence in Erie County, New York. It was designed by the noted architectural firm of Esenwein & Johnson and built in 1910-1911 in the Craftsman style. It is a two-story, "Y"-shaped, wood frame building with a low hipped roof and broad eaves. The building measures 184 feet long and 32 feet wide. It features a deep porte cochere, semicircular two-story tower, broad verandah, enclosed one-story porch, and two exposed chimneys. Also on the property is a contributing storage shed. The property was sold to the Town of Clarence in 1957, and is used as a town park. The Automobile Club of Buffalo joined the American Automobile Association in 1903, one of its earliest affiliates. The clubhouse was built to promote membership in the Automobile Club of Buffalo, and was one of only six country clubs built by similar organizations in the United States.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 8/06/12 through 8/10/12. National Park Service. 2012-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-07-01. [permanent dead link] Note: This includes Virginia L. Bartos (March 2012). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Automobile Club of Buffalo" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01.  and Accompanying 16 photographs