Elmwood Music Hall Demolition – Buffalo NY

Description

The WPA was responsible for the demolition of Elmwood Music Hall in Buffalo, NY in September 1938. The building, which previously served as an armory, was located at the northeast corner of Elmwood Avenue and Virginia Street.

“The building was declared unsafe and condemned in February, 1938. Edward and Mary Seaton Kleinhans had already left a bequest in 1934 expressly for the construction of a new music hall. Music performances were held at the Buffalo Consistory (Cansisius High School) for the next two years while the Kleinhans Music Hall was being constructed on Pennsylvania Street.”

Source notes

List of Notable WPA Projects in the Buffalo Area, The Buffalo History Museum.
http://www.buffalohistory.org/docs/79de55bd-e793-424d-91e3-5ece56e8aad2.pdf (page 2)

http://www.wnyheritagepress.org/photosofweek/elmwood_music_hall.htm

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 29, 2014.

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Location Info


Elmwood Avenue and Virginia Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

Coordinates: 42.896980, -78.876811

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