Our Lady of Lourdes Church


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1115 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14209
On a parcel with rectory and school. Adjacent to Saint Paul Mall.
Ellicott Council District
SBL Number: 100.71-2-49.2
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Next to: Our Lady of Lourdes Rectory/School and Saint Paul Mall
Across from: 1114 Main Street and 1125 Main Street
Near: Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Summary page for all properties: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Rectory & School


  • 9274 Group, Inc., Ellicott Development/Carl Paladino.
  • See below for list of Ellicott Development properties.

Physical Description

24,800 sq.ft. Medina sandstone Roman Catholic church.

Current Condition

  • July 2, 2014 - Rectory demolished.
  • July 17, 2014 - School demolished.
  • Church remains abandoned, vacant, boarded.
  • Demolition contractor is Empire Building Diagnostics.


Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • May 2014: Ellicott Development requests City permission to demolish the school and rectory.
  • Ellicott Development has already demolished most of the houses on Saint Paul Mall.
  • Rumors are that Ellicott plans to demolish all the buildings and build a larger building, taking advantage of the rapid growth of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
  • Christina Lincoln, PBN, 7/2/2014: "Just got off the phone with Tom Fox from Ellicott Development. We have received some questions from concerned residents about the fate of Our Lady of Lourdes on Main Street at Old Best. The rectory and the school will be demolished at some point in the next couple of weeks. The church will be incorporated as part of a larger mixed use development."
  • April 2015 - 'The residential-based development is on the short listed finalists for this yearís allocation under the Buffalo Building ReUse Program. The final determination will be made later this spring.' James Fink, Business First
  • May 2015 - "Ellicott Development has been promising reuse of the Our Lady of Lourdes campus at the edge of the Medical Campus and we now know what is in store for the sanctuary. The circa-1898 church near Best Street will contain 12 apartments spread across three levels along with ground floor retail or office space." Chris Schmidt, Buffalo Rising
  • May 2015 - 'Under the Building ReUse Project proposal, Paladinoís Ellicott Development would get $500,000 in gap financing for the adaptive reuse of historic church into 12 market rate apartments in a $2.85 million mixed-use project.' Buffalo News

Other Pertinent Facts


Ellicott Development

  • Carl and William Paladino's company, Ellicott Development, or corporations it controls: (Ellicott Group LLC, Pearl Group LLC, Huron Group Inc, Tupper Group Inc, Deltup LLC, Del-Al LLC, 84 Group, 1238 Group, 1239 Group, 4858 Group, 5277 Group, 9274 Group, etc.), owns these buildings or parcels of preservation concern (not a complete list):

You can also view this list at Ellicott's category page.

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Added 2014-05-05 • Last changed 2017-09-05