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: OUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TOURS ARE CLOSED FOR THE 2020 SEASON. WE WILL RESUME IN SPRING 2021.

      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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