The immigrants who settled in the Northeast and began this great experiment we call the United States of America, brought their faith with them when they came. Buffalo and WNY was a melting pot of nationalities and has a heavy concentration of houses of worship. Most of these were constructed with the hard work and hard earned dollars of the immigrants who lived in those neighborhoods.
The beautiful workmanship has, for the most part, survived the test of time. Unfortunately, times change and people move on. Many of these wonderful churches have been abandoned. Re-use of these spaces has been difficult.
At Babeville, formally the Ashbury Methodist Church at Delaware and Tupper in downtown Buffalo, NY, Ani DiFranco has found a way to make the conversion work. She has successfully converted this church into office, performance venue, banquet hall and headquarters for her Righteous Babe Records.
Interested in taking a tour? Contact them at www.babevillebuffalo.com to schedule!