Kensington-Bailey Historical Committee
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.
Did you know over the past year the UDCDA has been working with the Kensington-Bailey Historical Committee to uncover, preserve, and share the history of the Kensington-Bailey neighborhood?
Now we’ve teamed up with 26 Shirts for a fundraiser selling limited edition Kensington-Bailey tshirts! 😍
Funds raised through this campaign will help ensure these stories are preserved for future generations and shared with the community through small-scale streetscape improvement projects along the Bailey and Kensington corridors.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in the University District Community Development Association’s Housing Office located at 995 Kensington Avenue to speak with Stephanie Bucalo.
Meetings take place the second Monday of each month, 4 PM at Clevehill United Methodist Church 546 Eggert Rd. Buffalo, NY.