10/08/2006

St. Vincent's Rescue

St. Vincent's looks different. The soffits that had been falling off last few months are gone. Cash Cunningham's crew with Preservation Board approval removed those portions of the building's exterior recently. After touring the entire complex and seeing the remediation work, I'm rather convinced that St. Vincent's will once again see an integral part of Midtown. St. Vincent's was placed on death watch six weeks ago. That's cancelled.
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Here's a September 2006 St. Vincent's update, with links to additional information about this Midtown beauty. Check out the proximity to Artspace [google map].

With his work, I think Cash Cunningham's stewardship of St. Vincent's is now setting a new high water mark for vacant heritage buildings in Buffalo, NY. An example certainly for others to follow.

Ps...doing urbex? Please pass on this. It's becoming a very well loved building, again. Thanks.
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5 comments:

STEEL said...

looks a little naked now. Are the tops of the walls now open to the weather? That should be real good.

fix buffalo said...

steel,

I'm sure Bob B. or Cash can provide details. It's my understanding that the top walls will get a temporary seal of nord-style torch down...

Anonymous said...

I emailed Cash twice in last few weeks about a house for sale in Stockton.He never even had the courtesy to respond. No wonder so many homes on market when these people think they are doing you a favor to reply when poeple inquire. He must be a moron.

fix buffalo said...

Anon,

Pick up the phone, call.

Jim said...

Would this building and complex have also been under the name Laboure Hall for Girls during the 1960's? Thanks again for all the visual documentation.