10/27/2005

The Former East-Side Theatre District...
While checking out a few properties here on the City's East-Side last weekend, I was on William Street and stopped by the former "Roxy Theatre" at the corner of Krettner and William. Make sure to click on that map to see the 'urban prairie" in this part of the City. I walked around the place and spoke to an older woman who was wondering what I was doing. Betty told me about the "cartoon movies" she used to see at the Roxy 60 years ago. Back then she told me, movies were about 25 cents.
The former 'Roxy Theatre'
Right across the street from The Roxy, I couldn't resist this snap. Go figure...
Huh?  wtf...
And while on the subject of Buffalo's abandoned East-Side "Theater District" how 'bout this one at 512 Broadway. Click on that link and look at the "urban prairie" in this neighborhood, too. Check out what's hanging on the door.
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Looks like two pretty good examples of "demolition by neglect," don't you think? Wonder what the housing court status is with these two structures. I'll make sure to follow-up next week...

Btw...Did someone say they wanted to move into a loft? Think of the possibilites...imagine the roof top parties...

***Update***
10/28/05 630pm
Interested in additional artist loft possibilities here in Buffalo....
you won't believe this spot! Yeah...I know the City owns it,
yet the view from the roof is totally amazing...right around
the corner from the former theatre district!

Check out Buffalo's Forgotten Theaters by Ranjit Sandhu
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2 comments:

BuffaloPundit said...

Lofts above with restaurants below. Those buildings are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

512 broadway....try and find the owner of this building if you wanted to buy it........not listed as a registered corp. or church in nys. owner listed as "gods holy temple". nice bldg to restore!