St. Michael's R.C. Church


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573 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Also known as 651 Washington Street
SBL: 111.38-5-2
Ellicott Council District
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Next to: Canisius [Washington St. Campus]
Across from: Market Arcade Theater, 634 Washington Street, Chippewa Market, Wehle Electric Building, Ellicott Lofts


ST MICHAELS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH per City of Buffalo Property Information
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  • 1851 - Parish founded by the Jesuits, following a split from the nearby St. Louis RC Church. A small wood-frame church was built the present Church site.
    • The parish founded a grammar school soon after.
  • 1867 - The current church building was constructed
  • 1870 - The parish established Canisius College.
  • 1910 - Canisius College left the adjacent school
  • 1948 - Canisius High School left the adjacent school
  • 1962 - A lightning strike and subsequent fire required rebuilding the church by utilizing the remaining exterior shell, and reconstructing the church’s domed tower.

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Added 2014-07-08 • Last changed 2014-07-09