Buffalo Housing Photo Gallery

Parkside was planned in the 19th century as a residential neighbourhood by Frederick Olmsted with curved streets shaped by Delaware Park next door.

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Prairie-style Martin House for a weathly local businessman at the turn of the 20th century. You can tell the style from the horizontal lines, planes, deep eaves, and roof lines. While 3 of the original 5 buildings have been demolished, restorers have reconstructed and preserved the site and now visitors can join a tour to see this century-old beauty.

More nice homes extend from Delaware Park's northern boundary, such as along Amherst St and Tillinghast Pl.

Frederick Olmsted convinced Buffalo's leaders that Buffalo needs many parks, and not a huge city park. Delaware Park became part of this legacy, which includes 5 other parks, 8 circles, and 7 parkways.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery's origins date to 1862. Their current home was opened in 1905.

Surrounding the gallery are quiet and leafy residential areas in Delaware District and West Side. It is not as posh as north and east of the park, but still a nice area to live.

The Richardson Olmsted Campus opened in 1880 as the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane. When patients moved to a new facility in the 1970s, the site became abandoned and was neglected for many years. This changed in 2006 when politicians decided to preserve this landmark, with redevelopment into a hotel and conference center under way.

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