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Free New York, Inc.
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Buffalo, New York 14209
Grover Clevelandâ€™s Grandson to Support Presidential Library for Buffalo
Buffalo, New York. March 2, 2007. George Cleveland, grandson of Grover Cleveland, will be Free New Yorkâ€™s guest at a fundraiser on March 14th to raise funds for a Grover Cleveland Presidential Library in Buffalo, New York.
The cocktail party will be at Sonoma Grille, 5010 Main St. in Snyder from 6-9pm. For ticket information, go to FreeNewYork.org or call 566-7720.
George Cleveland, who works for a non-profit agency in North Conway, New Hampshire, has impersonated his grandfather on occasion including on C-Span.
Free New York has started a building fund at Citizens Bank to raise funds to purchase the vacant Fairfield Library in North Buffalo and transform it into a historical museum and library. The building opened the year Cleveland left office, 1897. Now city-owned, vacant and deteriorating, the building was designed by E.B. Green partner, Williams Sydney Wicks.
James Ostrowski, president of Free New York, said, â€œOur concept is to rescue this landmark from further decline, restore it to its original condition and cross-market the museum with the Darwin Martin House a mere half-mile away. With three presidential sites and a growing cluster of Frank Lloyd Wright attractions, Buffalo can truly be a center for cultural tourism in the Northeast.â€
He noted that Free New York has offered to buy or rent the building and is awaiting a response from the City.
Free New York, Inc., known locally as Free Buffalo, is a non-profit, non-partisan New York State public policy research corporation and the research and policy arm of the Upstate tax revolt.