Endangered African American Historic Sites

African American Most Endangered Historic Places for 2019

Willert Park Courts in Buffalo, New York is a unique example of early Modernism with bas-reliefs depicting scenes of everyday life, was New York State's first housing project constructed specifically for African Americans. Today, the site is vacant and many of its structures are open to the elements. The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority has proposed demolishing the complex to construct replacement housing.

Willert Park Courts - Buffalo, New York

 

Willert Park Courts in Buffalo, New York is unique example of early Modernism with bas-reliefs depicting scenes of everyday life, was New York State's first housing project constructed specifically for African Americans. Today, the site is vacant and many of its structures are open to the elements. The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority previously proposed demolishing the complex to construct replacement housing.

 

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