245 East Ferry Street: bound for the landfill

Six weeks ago City crews wrapped yellow caution tape around the building here at 245 East Ferry Street.   I posted Another One Falling.  Late last week 245 East Ferry Street was demolished.  This is what I saw Tuesday afternoon. 
245 East Ferry Street - what remains
Six weeks ago the building was still salvageable.  It's been owned by the same entity for 30 years, the Full Gospel Mission, Inc.  According to Council Member Demone Smith's office, the minister of this congregation could not be located.  
245 East Ferry - Buffalo, NY
245 East Ferry Street - January 2012
I stopped by and spoke with Leroy, a long time neighborhood resident and brick mason.  He lives close by.  Here's his take about what happened.
This was the last remaining building on the block of East Ferry between Welker and Verplanck.  On a street that's been ravished with demolitions in the past few years this lovely little brick mixed-use commercial building appeared to be in fine shape.  Here's another view from January looking towards the East side of the building. 

1 comment:

Hugh said...

Personally I think that particular building was quite ugly, but it was brick, and if the people in the neighborhood feel it was salvagable, then that's the bottom line.

The gentleman you interviewed seems to have laid out a pretty straight forward plan. Pity the city isn't following it.