Published by fixBuffalo
on 11/10/2010 at 12:06 PM.
The following story about St. Gerard's Church appeared on ABC News this past Sunday. Built in 1911, this iconic neighborhood heritage structure is modeled after the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls
, and is located at the corner of Bailey and East Delevan on Buffalo's East Side (google map
Rev. David Dye and his congregation plan to move St. Gerard's to Norcross, GA. They've included a catalog of naming opportunities
on their site to help raise the $16.5m necessary for the demolition/move/re-building of one of Buffalo's architectural treasurers. With increased national exposure and Buffalo's largest preservation organization - PBN's statement about St. Gerard's
- signing off on the plan, the suburban Atlanta congregation may get their way.
The text of ABC's Sunday story is available here
See - The Plundering of Buffalo
with links to additional pics and writing about St. Gerard's including last February's USA Today
article about moving St. Gerard's to suburban Atlanta.
- here's the full text
of the Common Council resolution - sponsored by Buffalo Common Council President David Franczyk - designed to stop the plundering of the city's architectural resources. The resolution was adopted by the Common Council and is currently being conformed into law by the City's Law Department. According to Council staff it is expected to become law by year's end.