North Tonawanda, 2011

This former industrial complex encompasses over 170,000 square feet of space situated on the Erie Barge Canal waterfront in the City of North Tonawanda. The building was restored, in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, and adaptively reused as a mixed-use residential and commercial development. The  Remington Tavern & Oyster Bar occupies the late 19th century “powerhouse,” the original home of the Buffalo and Lake Erie Electric Railway. The balance of the complex is a prime example of early 20th century concrete frame structures, built to create a wide-open workspace illuminated by natural light. Large industrial sash windows were restored and the concrete structure left exposed throughout 80 live/work loft apartments on the upper three floors. A wellness center and hair salon/beauty school occupy the first floor commercial space, with indoor parking for the residents contained in the back half of the building’s first floor.

Winner of the Preservation League of New York State, Excellence in Historic Preservation Award 2014

Select photos Copyright 2011 James Cavanaugh