kta preservation specialists has listed numerous individual properties and multi-property historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places. Projects like the Calumet Building, which kta preservation specialists conducted in 2010, have aided in the rehabilitation of historic structures throughout the Buffalo region. Listing this building on the National Register required extensive historic research and writing, analysis of the building's physical existing conditions, and photographic documentation. After the building was listed on the National Register, the owner was able to repair damages to the extensive polychromatic terra cotta as well as provide restaurant facilities and office space. Working together with the architecture firm Carmina, Wood and Morris, kta preservation specialists completed this National Register listing, advised new design, and obtained historic tax credits for the developer.
The Calumet Building is just one of dozens of National Register listings that kta preservation specialists has completed in the past few years. Other recent listings include the following:
Individual Property National Register Nominations (Including Part 1 Federal Historic Tax Credits) include:
Hayes Hall, State University at Buffalo; University Presbyterian Church; School # 63; West Delavan School; The Commercial Block at Michigan & Broadway; Tishman Building; The Robertson-Cataract Building; Meldrum-Edwards Building; Remington-Rand Complex; The Colonial Apartments; The Virginia Apartments; The Wayne & Waldorf Apartments; The Ziegele Phoenix Brewery Refrigeration House; F.N. Burt Factory C; Kraft Livery & Storage Company, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 46.
kta preservation specialists provided Section 106 Consultation for numerous projects throughout Western New York. Recently, the firm provided services for the rehabilitation of the Customs House at Niagara Falls, NY. In YEAR, kta preservation specialists provided Section 106 compliance services, overseeing the addition of a new train station to the historic Customs House at the Niagara Falls Intermodal Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y., which involved both Section 4f and SEQR documentation. ork included the evaluation of existing historic windows and doors, historic masonry, slate roof, interior plaster, terrazzo, slate and other historic finishes. Technical specification production and historic fabric construction monitoring were also required.
Source: Ian Gattiie Photography
Historic Tax Credits
kta preservation specialists has provided services to both public and private developers seeking to implement NY State and Federal Historic Tax Credits. The former F.N. Burt Factory Building C is just one example of our historic tax credit projects, where the developer has completed a 6 million dollar rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the 7-story factory, installing restaurant space on the ground floor and approximately 40 residential units in the 61,000 square foot building, now known as the Crescendo Building, on Niagara Street. The use of historic tax credits was fundamental to financing this development, and these finances were obtained through the assistance and services of kta preservation specialists in 2015-2016.
Other projects of this nature include:
The Wellman Building, Jamestown, New York; The University Club, Buffalo, New York; 61 Johnson Park, Buffalo, New York; The Buckingham, Buffalo, New York; The Mariner, Buffalo, New York; The Red Jacket, Buffalo, New York; The Karnak, Buffalo, New York; The Linwood, Buffalo, New York; The Phoenix, Buffalo, New York; The Rae, Buffalo, New York; The Columbus, Buffalo, New York; The Florence, Buffalo, New York; Immaculate Conception Rectory, Buffalo, New York; Eggert Road School, Buffalo, New York; 960 Busti, Buffalo, New York.
Hayes Hall at the State University at Buffalo was one of our most recent projects of this kind.
Other projects that have included HABS/HAER documentation include:
HABS Documentation: Hutchinson Memorial Chapel. Existing conditions documentation for inclusion in the National Archives; HAER Documentation of Historic Steel Arch Deck Bridge over Zoar Valley ; HAER Documentation of Wruck Road Canal Bridge, BIN 4454050; HAER Documentation of Campbell Boulevard Canal Bridge, BIN 4044050; HAER Documentation of Peet Street Canal Bridge, BIN 4454040.
Cultural Resource Surveys
In 2014, kta conducted an Architectural Reconnaissance Survey of Niagara Street between Forest Avenue to the north and Busti Street to the south. The goals of this study were to assess associated structures and properties for their National Register potential. The project area specifically focused on the block bounded by Interstate 190, the Black Rock Canal, and the Belt Line rail line to the west; Niagara Street to the east, Lafayette Avenue to the north and Breckenridge Street to the south. The survey resulted in the local landmark designation of the Upper Black Rock Historic District, a certified historic district.
Other surveys conducted by kta preservation specialists in the past few years: Phase 1A and 1B Cultural Resources Survey for the City of Rochester Intermodal Transportation Center; Phase 1A and 1B Cultural Resource Survey for the Allen Street Extension and Rehabilitation in Buffalo; Phase 1 Survey for the Town of Watertown; and over 60 Architectural Reconnaissance Surveys have been co-authored by Kerry L. Traynor at kta since 1999 in collaboration with Archaeological Surveys at the University at Buffalo.