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St. Patrick’s Friary will go up For Sale

A four-storey friary in Larkinville will soon be empty. According to WNY Catholic, the circa 1892 building is being vacated due to the high cost of maintaining the building, as well as fewer friars living inside. As of right now, there is no word when the building will go on the market, but it’s coming. All operations within the friary will be shuttered at the end of June, 2017.

News of The Franciscan friars of Holy Name Province is provided here.

One would think that this Medina sandstone structure would be an excellent candidate for conversion into residential. The Gothic Revival style building is located 102 Seymour Street in Larkinville.

There is a garage and ranch-style house that will presumably be bundled with the property. 

If you squint, it appears to be remarkably close to the styling of the main building at the Richardson Towers. It’s a real beauty that will hopefully be preserved once it is empty. Let’s be proactive on this one.


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