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- 600 Doat Street Cheektowaga, NY
- 240 Pine Ridge Road Buffalo, NY 14225
- 240 Pine Ridge Heritage Boulevard Cheektowaga, NY 14225
FELICIAN SISTERS OF NORTH per Erie County propertyviewer
NYS Corporation and Business Entity Database
A three-part Gothic Revival building facing Doat Street at the Buffalo/Cheektowaga border. Part of a larger 9.3 acre campus that includes Villa Maria College.
"The re-design work focused on providing new and livable spaces for an aging population of Sisters." - PBN Award Nomination
- 1901 - Catholic secondary school for young women begins in a small building at the corner of William and Kennedy
- 1918 - School marks its official beginning by receiving its Regents Charter from the State of New York.
- 1927 - Construction begins for the Felician Sisters of St. Francis to house a boarding and day high school, public and private chapels and the Motherhouse/Novitiate.
- 1929 - Students move to newly completed facility at the present Doat Street location
- 1960 - Villa Maria College was founded by Mother Mary Annette Guzowski and the Felician Sisters
- 1967 - The high school’s name is changed to Villa Maria Academy.
Recent Events and Actions Taken
- June 2006 - The Academy closes its doors.
- 2005-2009 - Reconstruction by Trautman Associates
- July 2014 - Tour of campus by Explore Buffalo Tours.
Other Pertinent Facts
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
- Wikipedia - Villa Maria Motherhouse & Academy
- Villa Maria Alumni Association - History
- Villa Maria College homepage
- Wikipedia - Villa Maria College
- Buffalo AH - Felician Sisters Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent Chapel and Convent
- Buffalo AH - 2009 PBN Awards: Felician Sisters of St. Francis Provincial House Reconstruction
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Added 2013-06-06 • Last changed 2015-12-02