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September Tour Tickets SOLD OUT

    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.


    Upcoming Events

    • Historical Tours of the Richardson Olmsted Campus Presented by Preservation Buffalo Niagara

      Grab your hard hat and head inside the Richardson Olmsted Campus, a National Historic Landmark and one of the largest adaptive reuse projects in the nation!

      Preservation Buffalo Niagara is thrilled to partner with the Lipsey Architecture Center Buffalo to present historical tours of the Richardson Olmsted Campus throughout summer 2022.

      Tours will be offered every Saturday and Sunday from July 9 through October 2, 2022.

      Visitors will be immersed into the philosophies integrated into the Richardson by architect Henry Hobson Richardson, landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, and mental health advocate Dr. Thomas Kirkbride.

      Led by an expert docent, the 2-hour “In Depth Tours” will feature 2-3 historic buildings and explore spaces untouched since the 1970s. Tour routes will vary throughout the season based on active construction, so each tour is unique.

      Pre-registration is required.

      Tickets will be released in batches throughout the summer to make sure everyone has the opportunity to get tickets.

      Join our e-list to get first notice when tickets become available!

      September Tour Tickets SOLD OUT


      Click here to view the Preservation Buffalo Niagara press release.



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