Rebirth of a Buffalo Architectural Treasure

    One of Buffalo’s most iconic buildings and a National Historic Landmark, the 145-year-old Richardson Olmsted Campus is being renewed after years of neglect.

    Designed by great American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and the famed landscape team of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the building incorporated a system of enlightened treatment for people with mental illness developed by Dr. Thomas Story Kirkbride.

    Today, the Richardson Olmsted Campus is home to one of the largest historic preservation projects in the nation. Since 2006, the nonprofit Richardson has been hard at work bringing the site back to life after decades of neglect.


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    • NOTICE:  Public tours are not available at this time due to current health restrictions.  Please consider joining us for a private tour.

      Private tours are available by pre-registration only.  Please contact 716-601-1153 or for information on how to book a tour.  Ages 16 and up.

      Please Note:  The Richardson Olmsted Campus follows all local, state and federal covid-19 related guidelines to keep our guests, volunteers and staff safe,  Masks or appropriate facial coverings are required while on site and for the full length of our tours.  We will refuse entry to anyone unwilling or unable to meet these requirements.



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