This survey was conducted to document the architectural significance of buildings in the University Bailey District.This study, completed during the fall semester 2016, documents properties in the district that relate to one or several historic contexts, as required by the historic district application of the National Park Service. Outside of the aspirations for earning a formal designation as an historic district, this work can inform the public of the district’s rich past while plans are made for its future.
The sample properties identified are:
Two Schools: Highgate Heights Elementary School P.S. 80, and Lofts at University Heights, formerly P.S. 63.
Four Churches built between 1900-1940: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, St. Joseph’s University Parish, New Beginning Church of God, and Bible Society of WNY.
Two Working Class Residential homes: a home that exhibits American foursquare architecture, and Craftsman bungalow style.
Two Art Deco Commercial Buildings: Former Liberty Bank Branch, and a Commercial Retail Building on Kensington Ave.
Fall 2016 | URP 529 | Documentation and Field Methods in Historic Preservation: NRHP Property Documentation Form, University Bailey District
Instructor: Dr. Ashima Krishna
Students: Kate Hewlings and Shawn Rooney