Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company
Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company Building
Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company Building, April 2015
|Location||1219-1247 Main St., Buffalo, New York|
|Area||1.9 acres (0.77 ha)|
|Architect||Wood and Bradney|
|Architectural style||Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Daylight Factory|
|NRHP Reference #||05000571|
|Added to NRHP||June 10, 2005|
The Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company was an American electric car manufacturing company from 1912 until 1915 located at 1219-1247 Main Street in Buffalo, New York. The motorcars were marked under the Buffalo brand. The company was formed by a merger of several electrical vehicle and allied companies which included:
- Babcock Electric Carriage Company (whose founder Francis A. Babcock became Buffalo's president)
- Van Wagoner whose trucks were continued by the new company
- The Buffalo Automobile Station Company
- Buffalo Electric Carriage Company
- The Clark Motor Company
The company's automobiles were commonly marketed to affluent women as an alternative to the dangerous manual crank starting that was required with a gasoline vehicle. The company went out of business in 1916.
The Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company Building is a historic automobile factory and showroom located at Buffalo in Erie County, New York. It was constructed in 1910-1911. The building has been redeveloped as home to "Artspace Buffalo."
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Electrical World, Volume 59 No 24 Jan. 1912: 1328. Google Books. Retrieved 2011-04-17.
- Buffalo's Electric Automobiles c. 1905 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. http://wnyheritagepress.org/index.htm, Retrieved 2011-04-17
- "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 Claire L. Ross (January 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company Building" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01. and Accompanying six photographs
- Early Electric Car Companies
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- Preservation Studios Buffalo, NY: historic building rehabilitation and preservation consultants[permanent dead link]
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