St. Ann's Church has been designated a City of Buffalo landmark . This was achieved by the Campaign's support and our continuing work with St. Ann's parishioner's. Campaign Chair Paul McDonnell led the designation effort. Dissaproval came solely from the Catholic Diocese with objections that landmark status will interfere with reuse plans and possible "necessary" demolition.
There are over forty Catholic Churches listed individually as local historic landmarks or are within a local historic district. The Campaign will continue to preserve St. Ann's and revitilize the neighborhood.
Corpu Christi was saved by landmark designation, allowing $2,000.00 and counting, of state funding and repairs. The anti-preservation stance of the diocese, in light of the benefits, is confounding and counter- productive. Citizens and parishioners wanted this landmark status and now have new hope for the future of their beloved church and its surrounding neighborhood.