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University Heights - Links to  Buffalo Architecture and History Website
Buffalo, NY


Centered on Main Street between Kenmore and La Salle  avenues.
Bounded on the west and south by the former Erie-Lackawanna Railroad right-of-way.
Eastern boundary is UB.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

University Park Historic District

58 Niagara Falls Boulevard Contributing member of University Park District

Edward Diebolt House  62 Niagara Falls Boulevard

University Presbyterian Church  3330 Main Street

Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church  3107 Main Street

Alison Kimberly, Niagara Falls Boulevard Designated a City of Buffalo Local Landmark 9/29/87. Also included in the Federal Historic District.


James Napora, History of University Heights  Includes histories of 8 houses of worship

LaSalle Metro Rail Station  3030 Main Street

"Jesus" Mural  3104 Main Street

Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church  3107 Main Street

"Buffalo" mural  3108 Main Street

Talking Leaves murals 3158 Main Street

"Yellow Bird" mural 3168 Main Street

Parkside Candy  3208 Main Street

         UB - University Metro Rail Station  3383 Main St
UB - Crosby Hall

UB - Hayes Hall

UB - Lockwood Memorial Library / Abbott Hall

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 Grant Adds Momentum to Historic Preservation Efforts in University Heights
by  Darren Cotton
Buffalo Rising  September 7, 2021

Buffalo’s University Heights, home to one of the city’s newest and largest historic districts, may soon add another district to ranks of the National Register thanks to a $9,120 Preserve New York grant awarded to the University Heights Collaborative (UHC) by the Preservation League of New York State and New York State Council on the Arts.  

The grant will allow the UHC to work with kta preservation specialists, a Buffalo-based preservation consulting firm, on a reconnaissance level survey focusing on the University Heights neighborhood located to the west of Main Street near the University at Buffalo South Campus. Built between 1910-1940, the University Heights neighborhood was one of the last to be developed within the City of Buffalo’s boundaries. The houses therein represent a diverse mix of styles, including American Foursquare, Colonial Revival, and Workmen’s Bungalow.

Goals for the project include measuring the neighborhood’s architectural integrity, gaining a better understanding of the historical development of the area, and identifying whether the neighborhood or portions of it could be considered National Register-eligible. In addition, UHC hopes to add a portion of the Kensington Heights neighborhood to the National Register as a standalone historic district.

Having seen the positive impacts of the recently listed University Heights-Summit Park-Berkshire Terrace Historic District (online September 8, 2021), the UHC sees the survey work funded through the Preserve New York grant as critical to maintaining strong and vital neighborhoods across University Heights.

Once nominated and listed to the National Register of Historic Districts, eligible homeowners within these neighborhoods qualify for the New York State Historic Homeowner Tax Credit Program, which covers 20% of qualified rehabilitation costs, up to a credit value of $50,000. These tax credits are an important tool in ensuring stability in neighborhoods like University Heights, as both recent and longtime homeowners address the challenges associated with an aging housing stock.

Preserve New York is a signature grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Preservation League of New York State. Preserve New York is made possible with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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