St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Parish Complex

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St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Parish Complex
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St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, December 2009
St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Parish Complex is located in New York
St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Parish Complex
Location 157 East St., Buffalo, New York
Coordinates 42°56′8.57″N 78°54′0.84″W / 42.9357139°N 78.9002333°W / 42.9357139; -78.9002333Coordinates: 42°56′8.57″N 78°54′0.84″W / 42.9357139°N 78.9002333°W / 42.9357139; -78.9002333
Area 2.2 acres (0.89 ha)
Built 1895, 1911-1913
Architectural style Romanesque Revival, Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 09000631[1]
Added to NRHP August 20, 2009

St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Parish Complex is a historic Roman Catholic church complex located in Buffalo in Erie County, New York. The complex consists of a Lombard-Romanesque Revival basilica style church (1911–1913), a Queen Anne style rectory (1895), and a school completed over three phases in 1895, 1906, and 1956. The church measures 156 by 67 feet (48 by 20 m) and is two and one-half stories high with a low-pitched red clay tile roof. A large rose window is centered on the front façade above a triple arched entry. A campanile rises roughly 114 feet (35 m) from the southwest corner of the structure and holds a four-sided clock on its fifth level.[2]

After the Diocese of Buffalo announced in 2007 that the parish would close,[3] the Buffalo Religious Arts Center, a museum that collects religious artifacts from closed churches in Buffalo, bought the property and continues to occupy it.[4][5]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 8/17/09 through 8/21/09. National Park Service. 2009-08-28. 
  2. ^ Daniel McEneny (April 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Parish Complex". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-06-26.  See also: "Accompanying 10 photos". 
  3. ^ "Diocese of Buffalo Announces the Third in a Series of Recommendations to Restructure Parishes". Diocese of Buffalo. 1 July 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Buffalo Religious Arts Center". Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Journey in Faith and Grace Parish Property Sale". Diocese of Buffalo. Retrieved 28 December 2011.