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Our Lady of Victory Basilica

 
 
Our Lady of Victory Basilica Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 22, 2013
1. Our Lady of Victory Basilica Marker
Inscription. Father Baker, Supt. of these charities (1882-1936), dedicated his life's work to Our Lady of Victory. He developed the institutions, founding the Infant Home, the Hospital, several schools and crowned his life by the building of the Basilica in 1928 from donations received from every state in the Union.

Erected by the Erie County Sesquicentennial Committee 1971
 
Erected 1971 by Erie County Sesquicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 42° 49.558′ N, 78° 49.422′ W. Marker is in Lackawanna, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Ridge Road and South Park Avenue (U.S. 62), on the left when traveling east on Ridge Road. Click for map. Marker is on north side of Ridge in front of a large building associated with the Basilica, but the basilica itself is on the south side of Ridge. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14218, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Father Baker's Gas Well (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Industrial Icons (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ecological Restoration
Our Lady of Victory Basilica Marker as seen approaching from west image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 22, 2013
2. Our Lady of Victory Basilica Marker as seen approaching from west
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Ship Canal Commons (approx. 1.5 miles away); Hanna Furnace (approx. 1.5 miles away); Environmental Remediation (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wind Power on the Waterfront (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lackawanna.
 
Also see . . .  Our Lady of Victory Basilica website. (Submitted on May 23, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Our Lady of Victory Basilica image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 22, 2013
3. Our Lady of Victory Basilica
The inside is very impressive. Along with many exquisitely executed carvings and paintings, there's a man-made grotto where Father Baker is interred, crafted of rock from Pompeii. Also, there are well over 1000 angels and cherubs carved and painted throughout. Entrance is free. Well worth the stop if you're in Buffalo for any length of time.
<i>Our Lady of Victory, Lackawanna, N. Y.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
4. Our Lady of Victory, Lackawanna, N. Y.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York.   4. submitted on . • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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