Local business restores historic buildings in WNY region

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A local business is on a mission to restore historic buildings in our area.

The rich architecture in Buffalo is one of the things the Queen City is known for. Major architects like Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright have built here.

Some buildings have been around for almost one hundred years or longer. Through the years some lose their historic character, and a local business called Swiatek Studios works to restore them so they’re as close to the original design as possible.

Swiatek studios is currently working on restoring the Saint John Gaulbert church in Cheektowaga. The family that owns the business has been doing this kind of work for 50 years in Western New York.

“Buffalo is blessed by the fact that it has the entire encyclopedia of American architecture and decorative schemes. We’ve worked in any of a number of 200 religious institutions and but also we’ve done municipal and secular projects,” said  Henry Swiatek, Swiatek Studios Co-Director.

Swiatek Studios has done restoration work on places like Kleinhans Music Hall, Shea’s Buffalo, and North Park Theater.


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