Docomomo International would like to draw your attention to the alarming situation of the Willert Park Courts, by Frederick C. Backus, Buffalo, NY, USA, 1939.
This complex, a unique example of early Modernism with bas-reliefs depicting scenes of everyday life, was New York State’s first housing project constructed specifically for African Americans. Today, the site is vacant and many of its structures are open to the elements. The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority previously proposed demolishing the complex to construct replacement housing.
To sign the Petition to ask the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority to preserve and redevelop rather than demolish this important site.: link.