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Save Saint Ann’s Church – You Can Help Now

The web site Broadway Fillmore Alive (BFA) posted this call to action for all those wanting to get involved in saving St. Ann’s Church from planned destruction by the Catholic Church. St. Ann’s is a major cultural landmark in Buffalo that cannot be lost to short sighted small time thinking.  You need to make your voice heard by the City of Buffalo Common Council which will meet in chambers to consider making the church a local landmark.  The meeting is today Tuesday September 24 at 2:00 pm.  Take a late lunch and be there.

Here is the BFA statement in full:

On Tuesday, September 24 at 2pm, the issue of making Saint Ann’s Church and Shrine a local landmark comes before the Buffalo Common Council in the council’s chambers.  If the council approves the landmark status for the church, it will go a long way in helping ensure Saint Ann’s will not be demolished by the Buffalo Diocese.

What can you do?  If you can’t make this meeting tomorrow at city hall, contact the following council members and urge them to approve landmark status.  It is really as easy as that.  People often think they don’t have a voice, but you do…use it.  Saint Ann’s deserves no less.  The East Side and the Broadway corridor has lost a lot of buildings over the last two decades.  Let’s not let this glorious church disappear.

Darius G. Pridgen
Ellicott District Common Council Member
1408 City Hall, Buffalo NY 14202
Phone: 716-851-4980 ♦ Fax: (716)851-6576

Richard A. Fontana – Council President
Lovejoy District Common Council Member
1315 City Hall, Buffalo NY 14202
Phone: 716-851-5151 ♦  Fax: (716)851-5141

David A. Franczyk
Fillmore District Common Council Member
1316A City Hall, Buffalo NY 14202
Phone: 716-851-4138 ♦ Fax: (716)851-4869

Joseph Golombek, Jr.
North District Common Council Member
1502 City Hall, Buffalo NY 14202
Phone: 716-851-5116
Fax: 716-851-5648

Demone A. Smith – Majority Leader
Masten District Common Council Member
1414 City Hall, Buffalo NY 14202
Phone: 716-851-5145
Fax: 716-851-5443

Michael J. LoCurto
Delaware District Common Council Member
1405 City Hall, Buffalo NY 14202
Phone: 716-851-5155 ♦ Fax:  716-851-4553

David A. Rivera
Niagara District Common Council Member
1504 City Hall, Buffalo NY 14202
Phone: 716-851-5125
Fax: 716-851-4970

Bonnie E. Russell – President Pro Tempore
University District Common Council Member
1508 City Hall, Buffalo NY
Phone: 716-851-5165
Fax: 716-851-4580

Christopher P. Scanlon
South District Common Council Member
1401 City Hall, Buffalo NY 14202
Phone: 716-851-5169 ♦ Fax: (716)851-4294


Written by David Steele

David Steele

Architect ( a real one, not just the armchair type), author of "Buffalo, Architecture in the American Forgotten Land" ( ), lover of great spaces, hater of sprawl and waste,
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