Renovations begin to stabilize Michigan Street Baptist Church

Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Leaders with Empire State Development said they’re moving forward on renovations to the African-American Heritage Corridor.

Construction started Friday at the Michigan Street Baptist Church. Crews are working to stabilize the roof and foundation. New York State is giving more than $1 million to save the historic building.

The Michigan Street Baptist Church was built in 1845 and was the last stop on the Underground Railroad for freedom seekers escaping to Canada.

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