Three different buildings have served as St. Margaret’s church since Fr. Thomas Timmons was assigned to start a parish on a swampy plot of land in the growing Hertel Avenue/North Park neighborhood in 1916.
Early the following year, a temporary church was consecrated and open to serve the Catholics in North Buffalo.
Within a year, the cornerstone was laid for the second St. Margaret’s Church. This is the building which was most recently St. Margaret’s School, and is currently under development by Iskalo to create 2,000 square feet of retail space and 24 apartments.
The rectory was built in 1924, and the current St. Margaret’s church building was built starting in 1957.
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