‘Full House’-Like Row Houses In Buffalo? Try The Masten District! [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]
Every kid born in the ’80s and ‘90s wanted to live in a house like those on ‘Full House’…or maybe that was just me.
As a kid growing up in Buffalo very, very far from San Francisco, I didn’t think I’d ever see a house like the Tanners. I didn’t think that was too much to ask. But as I lived in the suburbs, I never quite saw the iconic row houses like on one of my favorite childhood shows.
Little did I know, though, was that while I was spending my days at my grandparents’ home on Sweet Avenue, just around the block from the historic Central Terminal, Buffalo’s very own Alamo Square was just a few minutes’ drive away.
Buffalo has one standing line of row houses — the term used to describe the residences like on ‘Full House’, which are basically identical houses that share their walls, giving them that “linked” look — on Emerson Place in the Masten district.
They were built in 1893 by a guy named Benjamin Rice, and the seven-unit row is the last of its kind in the Queen City. It’s even listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These houses are reminiscent of the late 19th and early 20th centuries when that type of architecture was prevalent. Buffalo’s other row houses have all been demolished or lost to arson.
The entire set is being sold for a mere $185,000 by Realty USA, according to a post on Buffalo Rising from November. I couldn’t find out if they’ve been sold yet, but who wouldn’t want to pretend they’re living with Danny, Uncle Joey and Uncle Jesse?