'Historic' Buffalo on Ebay...

Had a chance to check out the banks of the Buffalo River with an intrepid cyclict and astute observer of all things Buffalo Sunday afternoon. On our way we spotted this.
Later we both laughed when we read the Ebay auction description, item #250024329383.
This building would be perfect for a bed and breakfast. The 3rd floor can be restored into divided sleeping quarters. This building has not been designated as a "historical site" so a buyer will not have any problems making any changes to it.

The building was built in the 1850’s. It was originally an old boarding house for the men who worked on the grain ships on Lake Erie. The restaurant on the first floor was called Quinn’s and was the site of the first Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Buffalo.

In May 1866, the Fenian Irish Brotherhood Invasion was planned on the 2nd floor of this building. This building became a refuge for the Fenian Irish Brotherhood when they were in Buffalo.
Cool. I'll follow-up on the auction. Here's the map. According to City records it was purchased by its current owner three years ago for $85,000.

Anybody been here before? Let me know...
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Anonymous said...

I love places like that!

Beautiful old brick buildings with a corner pub downstairs. There are no neighborhood pubs down here in FL - I miss them.

Anonymous said...

I've certainly been there before, once on a St Patrick's Day pub crawl. Another time was for a fund-raiser, maybe in 2000, for Patrick Gallivan when he was running four county sheriff. It became clear within minutes to both my sister and me that not all of the money raised that day -- especially money raised from the sale of various items of clothing and Irish memorabilia -- was going to Gallivan's campaign. Some would go to Northern Relief and hence to various other, um, beneficiaries back home in Ireland. We ate and drank but didn't buy anything or write any checks, needless to say. It was called Kitty O'Malley's at the time.

Geoff Kelly, Editor