The Teachout Building
A Piece of History
The 40,000 square foot building at 52 Leslie St was constructed in the 1922 and was home to A. Teachout Company, which specialized in the manufacture of doors, sashes and other related building construction materials. . The company was founded by Abraham Teachout, who was born in Western New York in 1817 and moved to Ohio in 1836. He went on to become one of Cleveland’s wealthiest 19th century businessmen and a close friend of John D. Rockefeller.
Local residents may remember when the building was later taken over by the Whitney-Dickinson Seed Company, whose grass seeds were distributed nationally from the 52 Leslie site. Fun Buffalo fact: their grass seeds were donated to reseed many of the baseball parks in Buffalo after the blizzard of '77! The company left behind their now fading "Farm Seeds" signs on the side of the building, which we took as a good omen when starting our farm business next door in 2015.
A Bold Vision For the Future
We are thrilled to be a small part of Buffalo's ever evolving entrepreneurial story- one that has left us with beautiful buildings like The Teachout at 52 Leslie Street. But, let's be honest, industry of the 1900's was not always concerned with what was best for people and the planet.
We intend to transform this historic building for industry that's fit for the 21st century. We envision a bolder, greener, and healthier way forward for Buffalo. This space will allow our farm to produce crops year-round, including an indoor mushroom laboratory and aquaponic grow rooms, as well as food education space and commercial kitchens for processing. The building will also host commercial space for other local businesses.
Grow With Us!Interested in relocating and/or growing your business? We are currently seeking applications for rental space for office or light industrial use. Organizations with a focus on community health, nutrition, or food-related industries are preferred, but not exclusively considered.
We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and work to build a culture that reflects the community in which we reside. We encourage qualified members of diverse communities to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.
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