Tours: Neighborhood

Tours of neighborhoods in Buffalo

Few neighborhoods were provided the pedigree of the ‘Parade’ area of Buffalo’s East Side: an Olmsted designed park and parade ground, and a perimeter lined with beautiful period homes, all linked to Delaware Park via the 200 foot wide Humboldt Parkway.  These elements created a prestigious area that provided the new middle and upper class
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RESERVE YOUR TOUR NOW! Join us for a walking tour of the historic Parkside neighborhood focused on the Arts & Crafts style in residential design. The Parkside neighborhood adjacent to Frederick Law Olmsted’s includes many excellent examples of the Arts & Crafts and Craftsman style homes. This tour will include history and background of the
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Planned by Frederick Law Olmsted as an accompaniment to his Buffalo park & parkway system, the Parkside neighborhood features graceful tree-lined streets that curve around Delaware Park. Always one of the most popular neighborhoods in Buffalo, the homes of the Parkside neighborhood represent a range of architectural styles from the late nineteenth and early twentieth
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When the University at Buffalo purchased the Erie County Almshouse and Hospital on Main Street in 1909, it helped spur growth of nearby residences and businesses.  The neighborhood that emerged boasts today’s University Park Historic District,  which was the first “gated community” in Buffalo. There are several other landmarked sites in the neighborhood, as well
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