Saturday Stumper #3

Every Saturday I will be featuring an obscure architectural element
found in the city, to see if someone can figure out where it is.

We used to run this same sort of post every once in a while, but somehow got away from it.

There
are no clues – just a photo depicting the item. I’m sure that there are
a lot of BRO readers out there who have scoured the city and have seen
just about all that there is to see. Others might learn about some of
the more obscure detailing found in the different neighborhoods. Either
way, I’ll keep mixing it up each week to keep you guessing… hopefully.

Good luck…

To see last Saturday’s stumper, click here.

Congrats to lou27md for identifying the location of this mural depicting Joseph Calasanctius. Here is the mural as it appears at the site:

Calasanctius-Buffalo-NY-mur.jpg

^Click to enlarge

About the author  ⁄ WCPerspective

Buffalo and development junkie currently exiled in California.

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3 comments
queenseyes
queenseyes

Yup. It's hard to find because it's found behind the building, and if you didn't park your car in 'U' lot then you would never see it. It's unfortunate that more people are not aware of this beauty - I'm not sure why Buff State would choose to keep it out of sight. I'm adding a second image in a minute that shows the framing of the artwork.

As for the story behind this amazing 18 ton mural, it was originally located at Graycliff where it was saved from demolition thanks to the efforts of The Polish Arts Club. The group raised the money to transport artist Józef Sławiński's 1967 mural and also had it restored at the same time. The religious sgraffito was formerly on a building located on the estate when it was occupied by the Piarist Fathers. Since the building was not original to the grounds, it was slated to be demolished, but not before plans commenced to rescue the stunning work of art.

lou27md
lou27md

A mural on the north side of the E.H. Butler Library at Buffalo State.

DeanerPPX
DeanerPPX

This is a long shot, but the Catholic Charities (old Courier Express) building on Main?

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