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    St. Ann's Church Buffalo [Broadband Recommended]

    This is a spectacular place that has to be seen to be believed. It is one of many like it making up a dense collection of spectacular religious buildings in Buffalo.

    This one is scheduled to close.



















































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    Cyburbian jsk1983's avatar
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    Great photos! Its a shame it has to close but I can't blame the Diocese for doing what they have to do. If I'm not mistaken the school was the largest Catholic grade school in the country at one point.

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    Holy Place of Worship, Batman - that's one remarkable interior!

    Any ideas about the place's fate? The outside looked a little gloomy, especially the boarded up windows, but the interior of the sanctuary (is that what you call it?) is really unbelievable.
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    The windows are not boarded. That is a heavy plastic that allows light through to the stained glass below. We have many similar churches (100-150 year old) in Detroit. The plastic helps provide a layer of insulation and security.
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    It was hard to tell from the photos. but it looked like this old building is sitting on a corner (at a one-way street, unfortunately). I suspect the primary street has good traffic, and visibility looks alright. The neighborhood appears to have some residential density. With any luck, you could have a Walgreens sitting here by this time next year.
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    St. Ann's used to be the dominant African-American Catholic congregation in Buffalo. It's sad to see such a beautiful building close. If Church of the Transfiguration is any indication of the fate of St. Ann's, I'm going to be shedding a few tears after the last service is held.

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    St Ann's Church

    A dream has been realized: the church is being maintained as a shrine, and it's now part of the Buffalo Religious Arts Center. A relief ... and an inspiration! God bless these people!
    http://www.buffaloreligiousarts.org/home

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