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Built in 1914, the Polish Union of America Building at 761-765 Fillmore Avenue housed professional and business offices, the inter-war Polish Consulate, WHLD Polonia Varieties Radio studios, a library, a restaurant, the first headquarters of the Adam Plewacki American Legion Post, a printing company, a typesetting graphic art establishment, a large balconied auditorium, and the Polish Union of America general offices. As a keystone in Western New York's Polonia, the Polish Union of America building hosted presidents, top government officials of America and Poland, and many distinguished personalities in various fields. The PUA left for West Seneca in the 1990s, leaving the building to various landlords. The current church who owns the building is in no position to restore and preserve this important element of the historic Polonia District.