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Judge to rule on request to bar demolition of house on Medical Campus

A State Supreme Court justice is expected to issue a decision this week in a lawsuit that sought to protect a brick house on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus that once housed manufacturing offices from demolition.

A preservation group, Campaign for Buffalo, History, Architecture & Culture, has sought a preliminary injunction to prevent a demolition company from razing the brick house at 980 Ellicott St. that the group believes was designed by architect E.B. Green.

The group sued the city and the company that holds title to the property on behalf of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc.

State Supreme Court Justice Diane Devlin heard arguments Tuesday from the city, the company with title to the property and Campaign for Buffalo, History, Architecture & Culture. A temporary restraining order remains in place. Devlin is expected to issue a decision this week.

The Buffalo Preservation Board has pressed for local landmark status for the building, which is part of the former Osmose Holdings manufacturing property, where some demolition has already begun. The BNMC Inc. has considered the Osmose site for a possible second startup incubator.

E.B. Green house on Medical Campus spared demolition – for now

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