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Located on E. Delavan Avenue on Buffalo’s urban east side, this magnificent Renaissance Revival style church was completed in 1911. The architects were Schmill and Gould. Constructed of Indiana limestone, the church held it’s final mass on January 1, 2008.

We’ve touched on re-use in recent blogs, this one takes the cake! Mary Our Queen parish in Norcross, Georgia; (outside Atlanta) is currently raising money, estimated at $16 million dollars, to completely deconstruct the church, ship it to Georgia and reassemble it there. The parish intends on using this for their church of the future. Efforts have been underway for the past four years to make this happen.

You can find out more about this unique re-use project by visiting the following links:

http://www.ajc.com/news/norcross-congregation-buys-buffalo-305194.html
http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2010-02-03-closing-churches_N.html
http://www.movedbygrace.com/

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