The Larkin Terminal Warehouse Building
The extraordinary success and growth of The Larkin
Company resulted in the necessity of a terminal warehouse
building. In 1911 construction began on The Larkin
Terminal Warehouse Building (LCo) and one year later the
600 foot long by 100 foot wide, ten story, steel reinforced
concrete building was completed and linked to the factory
complex through a system of sky bridges and railroad tracks.
LCo had a unique counter balanced elevator system which
assisted in lowering the stored products to the lower floors
after delivery from production via the sky bridges to the
In 2001 CityView Properties and Taurus Partners purchased
the Larkin Terminal Warehouse and the extensive
renovation included the installation of over 2200 new
windows, newly poured concrete floors, state-of-the-art
mechanical systems including digitally controlled zoned
heating and cooling, seven passenger elevators, two freight
elevators and a Building Standby Power System second to
none in Western New York. Amenities include a fully
licensed Childcare Center, a Fitness Center, Conference
Center, retail convenience store, private taxi service to the
central business district and much more.
Renamed the Larkin at Exchange Building (LCo) it is now
currently 98% leased and occupied with nearly 2000 people
and a diverse workforce including law firms, advertising and
public relation agencies, engineering and architectural firms,
healthcare companies, financial firms, government agencies
and offices, insurance, media and telecom, accounting firms
The Larkin at Exchange Building is a landmark
address of commerce and industry centered in a District of
innovation and production.
Larkin at Exchange is filled with framed historical photographs generously donated by the Erie County Historical Society and tenant amenities like the café and childcare center are named after the most popular Larkin products. Ceramic tile inlay is designed and installed in the visitor lobbies illustrating where trains actually entered the building on four separate tracks for the Larkin goods to be shipped across the country and several wall murals depict the Larkin Story and it’s connection to Frank Lloyd Wright and Buffalo’s famed past.
Tours for your group may be provided on an as-available basis and will be
docent-led and scheduled by calling 716-362-2662 for reservations.