St. Mary's-on-the-Hill

St. Mary's-on-the-Hill (HM1IWE)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14213 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 54.276', W 78° 53.701'

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St. Mary's-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church was built on this site in 1874. The original wooden church was replaced by the Medina Sandstone ediface pictured above in 1893. Built in a style reminiscent of village churches constructed in England during the middle ages, it was situated on the rise of land that formed this corner lot. Features included the unusual corner butresses and large openings of the bell tower. As the population of Buffalo declined during the later part of the 20th century the congregation of the church decreased as well. This resulted in its closure a little more than 100-years after its opening and eventually this prominent neighborhood house of worship was razed in 2011. Fortunately neighborhood preservationists saved and stored the bell that occupied the church tower for more than a century. When D'Youville College announced that they were planning on developing the site into a parking lot, the neighbors asked the College if they would consider incorporating this melancholy bell into the design to celebrate the historic significance of this site. In keeping with the College's commitment to community interests as well as its desire to honor a bygone neighborhood sanctuary, D'Youville College restored the bell, then designed and constructed this memorial.
Placed ByD'Youville College
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Date Added Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 671841 N 4752370
Decimal Degrees42.90460000, -78.89501667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 54.276', W 78° 53.701'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 54' 16.56" N, 78° 53' 42.06" W
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Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 70-88 Vermont St, Buffalo NY 14213, US
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