This past October, we posted on the potential landmarking of the Vaux Barn (see here).
According to Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN), “The City of Buffalo Preservation Board will hold a public hearing on December 21st at 3pm to give a final verdict on the application, before passing it on to the Common Council, which has the ultimate authority to designate the Vaux Barn as a local landmark.”
The Vaux Barn is a unique building that represents the work of Calvert Vaux, one of the most influential architects and landscape designers in American history. Calvert Vaux collaborated with Frederick Law Olmsted to create beautiful and harmonious public spaces, such as the Olmsted Parks System in Buffalo and Central Park in New York City. He also designed several buildings in and around Buffalo, but sadly, none of them have survived except for the Vaux Barn.
For additional information on the Vaux Barn, interested parties are encouraged to read the application and history, by clicking here. The time has come to speak up for some of Buffalo’s most at-risk structures.
With that in mind, PBN is asking people to visit this link for further details, as a letter-writing campaign is now underway. With further support from the community, the Vaux Barn can be a productive part of this city’s architectural heritage once again.
The Vaux Barn | 1119 Genesee Street