Public School 43


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1133 East Lovejoy Street, Buffalo, NY 14206
Also known as 161 Benzinger Street
SBL: 112.50-4-1
Lovejoy Council District
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Across from:Fire House Engine No. 28, Lovejoy Theatre / Pool


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Physical Description

Five story brick school building with newer three story addition

Current Condition

Intact and in use


  • per City of Buffalo Board of Education:
  • 1880 – Joseph Churchyard funded and established a school on Gold Street that was known as the “Churchyard School”
  • 1892 – The school was purchased by the city and made an annex to School 25.
  • 1892 – District School No. 43 was created at the site on Gold Street.
  • 1898 – The building at East Lovejoy Avenue and Gold Street was opened
  • September 1925 – An addition to the school was opened on the corner of East Lovejoy Avenue and Benzinger Street.
  • 1980 –Passive Park was build on the front lawn of the school

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • per City of Buffalo Board of Education:
  • June 2005 – The Board of Education motioned for a conversion to a prekindergarten to sixth grade Discovery Academy of Fine Arts
  • September 2006 – The population of #43 Academy was expanded to Prekindergarten to eighth grade
  • March 2008 – The entire population was relocated to School #71
  • September 2009 – The school population returned to the location at East Lovejoy Avenue and Benzinger Street.

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Added 2014-12-11 • Last changed 2015-01-21