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City of Buffalo to buy Dillon Courthouse for $1

Posted at 9:59 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 21:59:15-05

The old Dillon Courthouse in downtown Buffalo is getting a new lease on life.

On Tuesday, the Buffalo Common Council approved the city's plan to buy the building from the federal government for $1.

The city plans to turn the building into a new public safety complex, combining police and fire headquarters. Construction is expected to begin in the Spring.

The Dillon Courthouse was constructed in 1936 and has been vacant since the Robert H. Jackson Courthouse opened at Niagara Square in November 2011.