The Cuba Friends of Architecture Receives Grant

Check for Palmer Opera House.jpgThe Allegany County Area Foundation recently awarded a $500 grant to the Cuba Friends of Architecture.  This money will be used to help purchase a spotlight for the Palmer Opera House located at 12 West Main Street in Cuba, New York. Since late in 2005 the Cuba Friends of Architecture have been working very hard to restore this historic building.  They have already hosted several events in the opera house including the Genessee Valley Chorus, movies, and a prom.

The Palmer Opera House was originally constructed in 1867.  This original structure was destroyed by a fire on December 20, 1871.  By 1874 a new opera house was opened that hosted operas, minstrel shows, vaudeville shows and many other community events.

To learn more about the history of the Palmer Opera House and its renovation project please visit the following web site:  For more information about the Cuba Friends of Architecture (CFA) please visit their web site at:

The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets near 8 million dollars and continues to add new funds each year. The endowed funds continue to grow in perpetuity to enrich and improve the lives of Allegany County people.

If you would like more information on how you can provided a legacy of hope and good will in your community, please contact the Allegany County Area Foundation at 585-808-8444 or visit their web site at:

In the attached picture:  Karen Williams (ACAF Board member) & Michael Doyle (member of the Cuba Friends of Architecture)