Holy Cross Seminary Site

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The Holy Cross Seminary Site was built by the Catholic Church’s Passionist Movement in the early 1920s as a preparatory school. It closed in 1968 and by the mid-1980s it had been demolished. Ruins of the building and chapel and the driveway are all that remain. The ghost of a priest with bowed head is said to appear here during the daytime, and quickly vanishes.

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Geographic Information

4680 West Lake Road
Dunkirk, NY
United States

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42.47369703009173, -79.37087291466014
Chautauqua County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Dunkirk, NY (1.9 mi.)
Fredonia, NY (3.1 mi.)
Brocton, NY (6.9 mi.)
Cassadaga, NY (9.5 mi.)
Forestville, NY (9.9 mi.)
Silver Creek, NY (11.5 mi.)
Sunset Bay, NY (13.6 mi.)
Westfield, NY (14.9 mi.)
Sinclairville, NY (15.6 mi.)
Farnham, NY (16.5 mi.)


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