Kensington-Bailey Historical Committee

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Our Neighborhood, Our Stories: Past, Present and Future

Developed during the early 20th Century, the Kensington Bailey neighborhood has a history rich in architecture, local businesses, schools, churches, and, most importantly, people. For it is the people who truly make a place.

The Kensington-Bailey Historical Committee is an all-volunteer group of citizens working to uncover, preserve, and share the history of the Kensington-Bailey neighborhood. Through research, photo documentation, an original film, and oral histories, the Historical Committee is writing a new narrative for the neighborhood grounded in people’s love for a place. By sharing every day stories and experiences, the Historical Committee seeks to highlight the diversity and richness of our community through the eyes of its residents.


Call for Oral Histories!

The committee is seeking residents, both past and present, who are interested in sharing their personal stories and memories about their time spent in Kensington Bailey.

If you have ever lived, worked, or visited Kensington Bailey, we want to hear from you! We are looking to record oral histories from individuals and are also interested in photos and documents pertaining to the neighborhood, all of which will be preserved for generations to come.

Share you story by contacting Doris Corley at the University District Council office at 716-851-5165 or dcorley@city-buffalo.com or stop in the University District Community Development Association’s Housing Office located at 995 Kensington Avenue to speak with Stephanie Bucalo.


Committee Meetings

Meetings take place the second Monday of each month, 4 PM at Clevehill United Methodist Church 546 Eggert Rd. Buffalo, NY.