I have spent sometime blogging about our progress at 351 Massachusetts Ave, a single family house located on the West Side of Buffalo. When we bought it, we honestly thought it could be a goner! However, given that we are preservation focused, we saw through the deterioration, the water leaks, the crumbling foundation and that giant blocks of cascading ice on the interior of the house. Today, we now know that buildings can rise from near death with a lot of love, time and energy… and with a very good “preservation friendly” contractor to guide you.
Here is our story. Stay tuned for more!
After two years of working hard to save Trico, I woke up to this in the Buffalo news.
I just want to reflect for a moment.
To think back about our efforts over the two years – long meetings, canvassing neighborhoods, getting hundreds of petitions, the art auction, two land marking attempts, several public meetings, fundraisers, educational meetings, our Save Trico sticker campaign, the save Trico chalk bomb in front of the BNMC… Oh my gosh, we have pushed so much.
And when I say “we” I mean basically everyone in the preservation community – PBN, BYP, the preservation round table, developers, the fruit belt.. and many others.
For those who don’t know, this building means a lot to Jason & I.
Jason and I started dating because we worked together on the initial landmark nomination back in late 2011… It brought us together, made us learn each other’s work habits quickly and helped lay the foundation to our strong partnership!
I’m not super excited just yet, however, I am sure this is a giant step forward.
More to come – we are researching the brownfield application now to get more info on the rehab details.
I am often searching for words of wisdom, great quotes and inspirational stories to keep my light shining bright. I mean, I am a naturally super positive and happy person but who doesn’t like to be inspired even more?
This one hit home for me. Taking risks, being kind, always pushing the bar… things that come very naturally to me. However, I do not laugh enough and I often have to remind myself to be kinder to the ones close in my life… Who wants to make me laugh?