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Michigan Avenue Baptist Church — PRS

Michigan Avenue Baptist Church

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Photo credit: Chuck LaChiusa,

511 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo New York 14203


  • Light of the World Mission Inc.

Physical Description

  • 1850s small brick church

Current Condition

  • The building is currently in good condition and is in use. At some point, the double stairway was removed and converted into a single covered entrance.


  • Designed by Architect Samuel H Davis in 1837, it is the third oldest religious building in Buffalo. There are rumors that at one point it was a stop on the Underground Railroad. However, much of its history remains unknown.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • It is currently still used as a church by the Light of the World Mission, El Bethel Assembly.

Other Pertinent Facts

  • It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
  • Designated a local landmark on June 12, 2018.


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Added 2013-03-15 • Last changed 2018-12-22