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Dnipro Ukrainian Center

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Location

562 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14204
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.25-9-10.1
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Across from: 61 Davis Street

Owner

UKRAINIAN AMERICAN FREEDOM FOUNDATION INC. per propertyviewer
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Physical Description

Multi-story brick building

Current Condition

Being restored. A fundraiser beginning in 2005 has allowed for the restoration of the front façade and columns of the building, replacement of the roof, upgrades to the heating, electrical and ventilation usystems, repair and painting of the interior of the building, and repaving of the parking lot. courtesy UkrainiansOfBuffalo.com

History

  • Built in 1914 by the Fraternal Order of Orioles Nest #1 by prominent German business leaders
  • Purchased by the Ukrainian American community in 1955

Recent Events and Actions Taken

October 2005 - 50th anniversary at DNIPRO. A fund raising campaign to modernize the building was initiated. The DNIPRO Building Renovation Fund has a goal of $100,000 and donations are tax deductible. courtesy UkrainiansOfBuffalo.com

Other Pertinent Facts

  • The Ukrainian Center was established as a community center for cultural identity and heritage, socialization, and the organization of political structures working for an independent Ukraine. courtesy UkrainiansOfBuffalo.com
  • DNIPRO is a part of the Ukrainian American Freedom Foundation, which is an IRS recognized “501C3 charitable organization”.
  • Building named after the largest river in Ukraine

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Added 2013-07-17 • Last changed 2016-05-09