Larkin Terminal Warehouse

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Larkin Terminal Warehouse
LCo Building
Larkin Terminal Warehouse rear.jpg
Larkin Terminal Warehouse is located in New York
Larkin Terminal Warehouse
Location within New York
Alternative names Larkin R/S/T Building, Larkin at Exchange
General information
Status Complete
Type Daylight Factory
Architectural style International style
Address 726 Exchange Street at van Rensselaer Street
Town or city Buffalo, New York
Country  United States
Coordinates 42°52′30″N 78°51′07″W / 42.8751°N 78.8519°W / 42.8751; -78.8519Coordinates: 42°52′30″N 78°51′07″W / 42.8751°N 78.8519°W / 42.8751; -78.8519
Current tenants KeyBank, Kaleida Health, John R. Oishei Foundation
Construction started 1911
Completed 1912
Renovated 2002
Owner Larkin Development Group
Antenna spire 286.1 ft (87.2 m)
Technical details
Structural system steel reinforced concrete
Floor count 10
Floor area 600,000 sq ft (55,741.8 m2)
Lifts/elevators 6
Design and construction
Architect Lockwood, Greene & Co.
Main contractor Aberthaw Construction Co

The Larkin Terminal Warehouse also known as Larkin at Exchange or the Larkin R/S/T Building[1] :p.88 is located at 726 Exchange Street, Buffalo, New York in a neighborhood known as the "Hydraulics". The neighborhood was one of Buffalo's earliest industrial districts and it derived its name from the construction of a small hydraulic canal. The building, clearly visible from the I-190 interstate, was originally part of the Larkin Company and was one of the last constructed buildings in the complex.[2] The building has a radio tower on the roof erected by WBEN in 1936.[3]


The Larkin Company owned the building until 1967, when it was sold to Graphic Controls. In 2001, CityView Properties purchased the building from Graphic Controls. The group has spent over $40 million dollars in renovations to the building.[4] On September 10th 2009, First Niagara Financial Group relocated its corporate headquarters to the Larkin Terminal Warehouse building.

As of January 2016, the John R. Oishei Foundation's headquarters are located at the Larkin Terminal Warehouse. As of December 2015, the Foundation has $300 million in assets and gives away nearly $20 million annually. It is among the region’s most well-known grantmakers, providing resources for programs, capital projects and nonprofit executive development and in the last few years alone, it provided multimillion-dollar gifts to the largest health and education projects in Western New York.[5]

Larkin Complex[edit]

Other buildings in the Larkin complex include:

  • Larkin Power station at 635 Seneca Street.
  • Larkin Factory Complex Buildings: B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K N, O, (The Seneca Industrial Center) at 701 Seneca Street.
  • Larkin L/M Warehouse (now Army Navy Surplus), at 290 Larkin Street.
  • Larkin U Building at 239 Rensselaer street.
  • Larkin Men's Club at 696 Seneca Street.
  • Larkin Administration Building (Demolished) 680 Seneca Street



  1. ^ Banham, Reyner (1989). A Concrete Atlantis: U.S. Industrial Building and European Modern Architecture 1900-1925. Massachusetts: The MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-02244-3. 
  2. ^ Hawley, Chris (Jan 11, 2010). "A decade in review: Larkin Terminal Warehouse is reborn". The Hydraulics Press. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  3. ^ "FCC Registered Cell Phone and Antenna Towers in Buffalo, New York". Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Larkin Terminal Warehouse". Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  5. ^ Drury, Tracey (December 4, 2015). "Oishei Foundation celebrates 75 years of giving". Buffalo Business First. Retrieved 2 February 2016.