7/18/2007

Transfiguration Update...

On Sunday I walked around Transfiguration, again...
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Quickly noticed that the cyclone fencing now blocks the sidewalk along Mills Street. This is a very good thing as the slate roof has been sliding into the sidewalk for months. Here's a pic showing the decaying Mills Street side in January of 2006. The front door is now boarded, again.
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Quick check with the permits people at City Hall. No sidewalk closing permit was issued for blocking the pedestrian right of way here along Mills.

And in related developments, seems like Judge Nowak has now agreed to hear the case agains Paul Francis Associates Inc. Local attorney Bill Trezevant - the man hiding behind the corporate veil - went to UB law school with Hank Nowak. Two months ago, Judge Nowak recused himself from hearing the matter and said, "Bill's a good friend and was president of the law school glass while I was vice president."

Here's the latest from the Housing Court site...
County: Erie
Case: 409/2007
Tracy Krug Building Insp. vs. Assoc, Inc Paul Francis

Appearance
Date/Time

Calendar
Category

Judge
Part

Calendar
Marking

Sep 12, 2007
9:30 a.m.

Adjourned Housing Part


Part 16


Jul 11, 2007
9:30 a.m.

Adjourned Housing Part

Henry Nowak
Part 16

Adjourned

Jun 13, 2007
9:30 a.m.

Adjourned Housing Part

Henry Nowak
Part 16

Further Proceedings - Case Adjourned

May 30, 2007
9:30 a.m.

Adjourned Housing Part

Henry Nowak
Part 16

Adjourned

Apr 27, 2007
9:30 a.m.

Adjourned Housing Part

E. Jeannette Ogden
Part 16

Adjourned

Apr 13, 2007
9:30 a.m.

Housing Part

Henry Nowak
City Of Buffalo Housing Violations

Case Transferred To Another Part

While checking the site, I quickly noticed that information relating to the case against Bill Trezevant personally, has gone missing.
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5 comments:

Ryan Pierce said...

If it does get demolished - it will provide some excellent brick paving stones for my patio

aaron11272 said...

Is there ANY chance of Transfiguration being saved, or is it too far gone to bother?
What a shame...

smlg.ca said...

Depends what you mean by "saved".

olcottbeach said...

Honestly, any building can be “saved” it all depends on how much money you can afford to invest into the building.

The Webb Building is a perfect example; the roof had collapsed onto the top floor which caused a delayed dominos affect collapsing almost all of the interior floors or, causing enough damage that each level required some from of rebuilding. This is also why Rocco Termini was stabilizing the building without proper permits.

I suspect the Transfiguration Building is built like the proverbial brick shit house and, despite the decayed roof and demolished interior, the building probably remains structurally sound; albeit a shell.

I think this church should be highlighted as an example of what may become the eventual demise of all of the proposed church closings by the Catholic Diocese.

STEEL said...

you can see that this was a beautiful street scape at one time. It is a shame that the city allows this criminal destruction of our urban environment to continue