A big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for Central Terminal in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Buffalo Challenge” competition. We are happy to announce that Central Terminal won the $10,000 grant!
Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that Buffalo’s Central Terminal has received the most votes on the Buffalo Challenge Facebook page, and will be awarded a $10,000 preservation grant. The Buffalo Challenge gave fans of the Queen City near and far the opportunity to rally around historic places in Buffalo through a week long, online voting competition that saw hundreds of people visit the Facebook page to make their voices heard. Four sites—Central Terminal, the Colored Musicians Club, Graycliff, and the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site—competed for the grant funding via an online, public vote that began December 12th and ended Sunday, December 18th.
“The Buffalo Challenge is a great example of what the National Trust does best – work with our partners to find new ways to get the public involved in the protection and preservation of important places in our communities,” said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “All four of these historic Buffalo landmarks strengthen their community, and we were thrilled to see the way people in Buffalo rallied around their favorite places. Congratulations to Central Terminal for receiving the most votes and winning the grant funding.”