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Michigan Avenue Baptist Church


Photo credit: Chuck LaChiusa,


511 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo New York 14203
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.55-4-25
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Next to: 163 Broadway
Across from: Colored Musician's Club


Light of the World Mission INC
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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.


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Added 2013-03-15 • Last changed 2018-05-15