Vaux Barn

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June 2022, Tony James photo

December 2020 (Tony James)

Vaux Barn

Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Location

1119 Genesee Street, Buffalo NY 14211

Owner

  • RAP 1119-1121 LLC since May 2020.

Physical Description

  • Wood frame barn.

Current Condition

  • Boarded and vacant.

History

  • Designed by Calvert Vaux and built (1876-1877) when the park system was created by Olmsted and Vaux.
  • The last remaining building in the park system designed by Calvert Vaux; the only Calvert Vaux building in Buffalo.
  • Moved from the park to private land in 1897.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • The Olmsted Parks Conservancy would like to acquire and move the barn back to the park where it was originally sited (Martin Luther King Jr.), where it will be a working building, part of the greenhouse complex.
  • Cost to purchase, move, renovate and restore other portions of the barn is as much as $500,000.
  • Money is very tight for the Conservancy at this time, so support and leadership from an independent group is the likeliest short-term approach.

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Added 2013-04-09 • Last changed 2022-06-26