BUFFALO, NY -- Recently, a 2 On Your Side viewer called our Tipline asking us to find out why a former Catholic Church has been neglected to the point that it's now being called an eyesore.
Some who live near it also agree.
The former Saint Matthew's Roman Catholic Church at the corner of East Ferry and Moselle streets closed its doors almost 20 years ago, and hasn't been used since. The last time a Catholic mass took place at this church was back on March 3, 1993.
Today, trash now covers most of the property. Stained glass windows that were once admired are gone. Broken and boarded up windows in their place.
David Torke told 2 On Your Side, "It's really sickening. It's tragic that our cultural resources are being left out here in the cold, literally, and there's a pattern of this sort of disinvestment in the neighborhood."